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Daily Nation

World Bank launches Sh14bn project for African universities

October 27, 2016

The World Bank has launched a sh14 billion project aimed at delivering market-relevant post graduate education and building research capacity in the Eastern and Southern Africa region Full Story


Tanzania Today

World Bank launches higher education centers of excellence in eight Eastern and Southern African countries
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African News Agency

World Bank to fund African centers of excellence

October 28, 2016

Dr Xiaonan Cao, senior education specialist at the World Bank told ANA in Nairobi that the centres were an innovative way to address the shortage of highly skilled human capital in the sciences. Full Story


University World News

Second African centers of excellence project launched

November 04, 2016

A second regional centres of excellence project, co-funded by the World Bank and aimed at providing sustainable solutions through science and technology in higher education across East and Southern Africa, was officially unveiled in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on 26 October.

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MPs approve Rwf15bn grant for UR Centres of Excellence

August 03, 2016
Lawmakers on Monday called for the scaling up of research in institutions of higher learning after Finance Minister ClaverGatete tabled a bill for ratification of a $20 million (Rwf15.8 billion) grant to the University of Rwanda.
The grant, which was provided by the International Development Association (IDA), will fund the establishment of four centres of excellence specialising in different areas at the University of Rwanda. Full story

World Bank in $8mln partnership to improve education in Africa (CNBC Africa)

July 11, 2016
The World Bank Group has signed an $8 million partnership with the Inter-University Council for East Africato increase the course capacity in institutions of higher learning. The project will aim to improve the quality of post-graduate education and collaborative research in Eastern and Southern Africa. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this is AhmadouMoustaphaNdiaye, World Bank Coordinating Director for Regional Integration for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa. View interview

Three Kenyan varsities get Sh1.8bn World Bank funding (Business Daily)
July 11, 2016 
Three Kenyan universities are set to benefit from a Sh1.8 billion World Bank grant for infrastructure development and training of post-graduate students. Egerton, JaramogiOgingaOdinga and Moi universities will each receive Sh600 million to boost their training capacity in value addition and agribusiness, sustainable use of insects as food and animal feed and textile development respectively. The training is partly intended to curb the emigration of graduates to Western countries where they get better pay for their skills, a phenomenon commonly referred to as brain drain. World Bank co-ordinating director for regional integration MoustaphaNdiaye said on Monday the three Kenyan universities were part of 24 successful applicants from eastern and southern Africa that would benefit from the Sh14.8 billion grant aimed at churning out 3,500 post graduate students in the next five years. He said the grant would help to meet the growing demand for skills applicable in industries, agriculture, health, education and applied statistics. Full story

World Bank to boost training, research for Universities (KBC)
July 11, 2016
The World Bank has availed a grant worth 800 million shillings to finance strengthening of the capacity of universities in areas of training and research. The money will mainly target students pursuing courses in agriculture, health, education and applied statistics. According to a survey by the Inter-University Council for East Africa, out of the 50,000 students who graduate annually, only half of them have relevant skills for employment. And of these graduates, more than half are not suited to their career choice. The grant will be channeled through the Inter-University Council for East Africa to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions to deliver quality education and collaborative research in development priority areas. Full story

Ugandan Universities to benefit from World Bank shs469b support 
July 1, 2016

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24 centres of excellence for East and Southern Africa
June 18, 2016
The World Bank Group’s board of executive directors has approved a US$140 million credit for eight Eastern and Southern African countries to set up 24 centres of excellence in universities to strengthen postgraduate training and research in priority sectors. Full Story


World Bank shifts thinking on African University funding
June 14, 2016
The film visits Nigeria to examine the World Bank’s Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project, which aims to turn the continent’s best universities into regional research hubs. This will make them globally competitive while also fostering locally relevant research. Full Story



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