PhD student Takunda Chitaka has received the 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award for her engineering approach towards tackling plastic marine pollution. This recognition highlights the need for peer-reviewed research that supports strategic interventions in the areas of recycling, waste minimisation and sustainability.
Master’s degree student Ghaneshree Moonsamy has been awarded a PhD for her breakthrough work in the farming of the highly threatened foodstuff abalone.
A prestigious literary award has been instituted to honour the late Nigerian intellectual Pius Adesanmi.
Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.
The ability of multilingual children to learn and advance academically from pre-primary has little to do with their English proficiency.
Dehlia Umunna, deputy director and clinical instructor at Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute, is the first Nigerian to be appointed as a professor at Harvard School of Law.
Getting accepted at your university of choice is one of the best things that can happen to a student. Jeramy Botwe is a 17-year-old Ghanaian who applied to 15 universities and got into all of them. Of the 15 schools, eight were Ivy League.
Internationally renowned dermatologist and University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dean of Clinical Medicine, Professor Ncoza Dlova, has collaborated with US scientists to uncover the gene that is the major cause of permanent hair loss among women of African descent.
Professor Mashudu Tshifularo has conducted the world’s first surgical process using 3D-printed middle-ear bones.