A total of 201 students of the University of Ibadan have made first class among the 7,577 that graduated from the institution this year. Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof Idowu Olayinka, disclosed this recently at the convocation and matriculation ceremony and award of certificates, diplomas, and admission into first...
Stellenbosch University (SU) will again award a record number of degrees at its December 2018 graduation ceremonies – 5769 compared to 5720 in December 2017 and 5300 in 2016. There is also an increase in the number of doctorates 149 and master’s degrees 546. Eight ceremonies are to be held...
University of Cape Town (UCT) academic Dr Dyllon Randall has become the first African recipient of the prestigious global Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize. The prize is awarded biennially to people who show “exceptional promise” in sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more...
The women’s football team of the University for Development Studies (UDS) put up a thrilling performance in the ongoing eighth edition of Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) mini games, to beat the host institution, University of Cape Coast (UCC), by a lone goal. The match, which was played at the...
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is set to commission a N1billion hostel it built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State. According to the Sun News Online, the authorities of the University described the Dangote hostel project as a big relief as accommodation is one of the nightmares...
Registration at the University of South Africa (Unisa) was going smoothly on Monday, the institution's spokesperson, Martin Ramotshela, told News24. This follows protests by disgruntled South African Students Congress members last week that led to a shutdown of the institution's Sunnyside campus in Tshwane over demands ranging from academic programmes...
A Zimbabwean media professor has been named Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria. Tawana Kuphe, 54, landed the coveted appointment following the resignation of Professor Cheryl de la Rey who will take up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In an announcement...
The University of Cape Coast has won this year's Inter-Medical School Public Speaking Competition. This year's competition was organised to promote psychiatry as a career option for medical students in the country. The School of Medical Sciences at the University of Cape Coast emerged winners beating off competition from the University...
The University of Pretoria is to phase out Afrikaans as the official medium of instruction at all its campuses and residences, reports Pretoria East Rekord. The university will from now only use English as the primary language of communication and administration. University spokesperson Rikus Delport said the policy was adopted in...
Graduating with a higher education qualification is an experience many in South Africa do not get to have. According to the Department of Higher Education, in 2016, only 46.2% of students in public universities graduated with undergraduate degrees. For many of those who do get their degree, it is a show...