U.S. government had given university scholarship to 30 outstanding Nigerian students to enable them to study in the U.S and other countries. The scholarship is in furtherance of the Education U.S.A Opportunity Funds programme. Read more
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”. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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.
By John Bakum
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a five-year, $30 million collaborative project between Cornell and Cairo University to create a Center of Excellence for Agriculture (COEA) in Egypt.
The center will enhance curricula and research to train and equip the next generation of Egyptian students to improve agricultural production in Egypt for the future.