The replacement of English with Swahili as the medium of instruction in both primary and secondary schools will be key to Tanzania’s educational development, writes Kelechukwu Iruoma
Nearly 600 learners from across the Gauteng province participated in South Africa’s 13th annual Inner-City Schools Play Festival.
Today we meet, Thato Kgatlhanye (24) a young woman who is a goal getter and assured about what she wants. At the age of 18 she founded Rethaka, which produces recycled schoolbags that double up as solar-powered lights that children can use to study at night.
At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.
At 25 most young people are holders of an undergraduate degree, thinking about pursuing, or pursuing a Master’s Degree. For Matthew Amoni, a PhD candidate, the story is out of a fantasy novel. Amoni is a holder of a BSc (Med) (Hons), a Master’s degree in Cardiac Physiology, and an MBChB all completed in seven years.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. This is the story of 8 year old Jordin Phipps who has just become the youngest person ever to be offered admission into University of North Texas.
Donald Bambara, a Burkinabe based in Senegal, is a recycling and environmental advocate working through his Green’Act initiative to clean up campuses in Senegal and by extension, the wider community.
Uganda’s Best Ayiorworth is the founder of the Girls Power Micro-Lending Organisation (GIPOMO), an initiative aimed at giving business loans to women in order to empower them to support their daughters’ education.