U.S embassy congratulates Ghanaian for winning $120k MBA scholarship to the University of California

The U.S. embassy in Acrra has congratulated Felicia Ansah on winning the University of California MBA Scholarship competition.

The competition, which was powered by TKC Africa, The MBA Tour and sponsored by University of California, Riverside saw about 300 Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens apply for an MBA Tuition Scholarship worth $120,000.

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Studies in Canada: Procedures Eased for Moroccan and Senegalese Applicants

The Canadian government has decided to facilitate the  procedures for young Moroccans and Senegalese who wish to pursue their studies in Canada, through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program, starting September 9.

Launched in 2018, this expedited study permit processing program has been extended to include students from Morocco and Senegal. Its processing time does not exceed three weeks.

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University of Alabama in Ghana for symposium

A delegation of 15 faculty members and administrators from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the United States of America (USA), is in Ghana to participate in the first joint symposium that also features the University of Cape Coast and the Central University.
The symposium will focus on the theme of social determinants of health. Continue reading “University of Alabama in Ghana for symposium”

US Consulate gives local teachers and pupils a boost

By  BULELWA PAYI

Overcrowded classrooms, a lack of resources, teaching pupils who are experiencing trauma and handling diversity – these are some of the challenges facing teachers. But a partnership between the US and South Africa aims to find effective techniques to improve the quality of education and learning.

The US Consulate in partnership with the Central Library and the American Corner hosted an event for education policy makers and teachers in the province. Continue reading “US Consulate gives local teachers and pupils a boost”

America pledges an ‘unwavering’ commitment to higher education in Africa

By Edwin Naidu

Senior United States diplomat Tibor Nagy, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, said his country is committed to strengthening ties on the African continent through stronger trade links and investment in higher education.

Nagy, the former vice-provost for international affairs at Texas Tech University in the US, spoke glowingly of the “enduring partnership between the United States and South Africa”. Continue reading “America pledges an ‘unwavering’ commitment to higher education in Africa”

Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir

Amid the rolling hills on the outskirts of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the Carnegie Mellon University Africa’s new campus is a prominent feature on the lush landscape.The 6,000 square meters property is located within the Kigali Innovation City, a public-private partnership aimed at positioning Rwanda as a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy. Continue reading “Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa”

23 SA students receive scholarships to study in USA

A Fulbright alumna spoke about the impact of the programme and how her time at Georgetown University shaped her life and career.

The Embassy of the United States said on Tuesday that 23 South Africans had received prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue master’s, PhD, and non-degree research and studies in the US.

The embassy spokesperson, Liza Smith said: “Six students will be reading for their master’s degrees in fields ranging from law and engineering to education and gender studies.

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U.S. Embassy supports University linkages between Egypt and America

Continuing its ongoing support to Egypt’s educational sector, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and AMIDEAST, welcomes to Egypt this week a delegation of senior university administrators from the United States.

This visit is connecting American universities to the Ministry’s efforts to promote the establishment of international branch campuses in Egypt, an integral part of the Government of Egypt’s educational reform initiatives. Continue reading “U.S. Embassy supports University linkages between Egypt and America”

This American is helping Kenyan Students study In US universities

By Steven Withrow

Many things surprised Connor J. Cobb in his first months working with high school graduates in Kenya—an East African country of nearly 50 million people—and one thing he did not expect to find was that some Kenyan runners he met in his travels would already know of his hometown of Falmouth and the Falmouth Road Race.

The 24-year-old member of the Falmouth Track Club, who graduated from Falmouth High School in 2013 and graduated last May from Wesleyan University with a degree in European history, has been working for the Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project, or KenSAP, since September.

He recently returned home for a month of college admissions visits for the nonprofit, including at his alma mater, before returning to Kenya.

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