Academia-community partnership in Nigeria: Can we change the narrative?
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Academia-community partnership in Nigeria: Can we change the narrative?

At this point in time, globally, any conversation that doesn’t start or end with the COVID-19 pandemic (and most recently racism/Black Lives Matter) may seem a hard sell. Notwithstanding, the pandemic is a passing phase. And since there’s life after COVID-19, I might as well present an issue that is very essential to the progress...

Institutions across Africa face common challenges in the COVID-19 crisis
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Institutions across Africa face common challenges in the COVID-19 crisis

No sooner had the conversations started on the recent webinar titled: COVID-19 and Africa’s Higher Education System: What is going on, than it became clear that universities across the continent were experiencing common challenges. As Professor William Bazeyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Finance and Administration at Uganda’s Makerere University put it, COVID-19 had caught everyone unawares. “Our...

Online learning is integral to the future of Higher Education; embrace it or become irrelevant
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Online learning is integral to the future of Higher Education; embrace it or become irrelevant

COVID-19 has presented an opportunity to Africa’s universities to take stock of their current practices and identify new ways of doing things; all for resilience and continued relevance beyond this pandemic. This became the common refrain of higher education leaders at a recent Higher Education in Africa zoom webinar that was titled: COVID-19 and Africa’s Higher...

CHEiD Host A Higher Education Web Conference Series
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CHEiD Host A Higher Education Web Conference Series

The Centre for Higher Education, Innovation and Development (Nigeria), in collaboration with BusinessDay (Nigeria) and Universities South Africa, kicks off its higher education web conference series with a two-part webinar on Africa’s higher education system and COVID-19. The webinar takes place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 am WAT on each day. Interested participants...

Diversification of an Economy: Why Research & Development Matter
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Diversification of an Economy: Why Research & Development Matter

That Nigeria needs to diversify her economy is like music to the ears of many. We have been singing this tune long enough to understand how to make success of diversifying Nigeria’s economy. Alas, we are still here, planning and praying perpetually.  In the wake of the current economic recession, R&D is the way to...