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...
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...
The University of the Witwatersrand has inaugurated DR Judy Dlamani as its new vice chancellor. The university announced her appointment in August, making her the first black female vice chancellor at Wits university. Dlamini takes the reins from Justice Dikgang Moseneke who has served for two six-year terms in this position,...
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...
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...
Cognity Advisory’s Universities Business Challenge (UBC), sponsored by General Electric (GE), launched in July this year, has seen 500 students from 13 different universities across South Africa participate in a business simulation competition, that’s designed to develop their entrepreneurship skills. The challenge is now down to just 10 teams from...
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 Ghana (UG) would soon introduce new courses in Executive Master of Science in Fisheries Administration and Management, Doctor of Philosophy in Health Physics and Radiation as well as functional law course for undergraduate students. Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice Chancellor of the University, who gave the...
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...
A UKZN student is now the ambassador of an international organisation that brings together and empowers global leaders. Kwazini Zulu is a student in the College of Law and Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. One Young World (OYW) is a UK-based charity that gathers together some of the brightest...