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Call for Papers-Emerging Technologies in Authentic Learning Contexts

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The British Educational Research Association (BERA) Educational Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) in collaboration with Educational Technology Inquiry Lab (ETILAB), the University of Cape Town (UCT), the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET), the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Greenwich Centre for Leadership and Enterprise (CLE) invite academic papers to be presented at a conference at the University of Cape Town from 1st to 2nd Sept 2015. Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue of the British Journal of Educational Technology in early 2016 (TBC).

Conference Theme:
This conference focuses on Emerging Technologies in Authentic Learning Contexts within Higher Vocational Education. The conference draws together complex debates that connect the cognitive, social and cultural dimensions of authentic learning in real-world contexts with pedagogic explorations in the development of emerging technologies within higher vocational education.

Venue: Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Dates: 1st and 2nd September, 2015
Organisers: Professor Dick Ng’ambi, Professor Vivienne Bozalek and Professor Jill Jameson

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Important dates:
Call for papers disseminated: Monday, 2nd February, 2015
Return of abstracts by: Monday, 6th April, 2015
Acceptance of Abstracts Notified to Proposers by: Monday, 4th May, 2015
Return of full papers by: Monday, 1st June, 2015
Registration by: Monday, 27th July, 2015
Conference takes place: Tuesday, 1st Sept and Wednesday, 2nd Sept., 2015

For further information, contact:
Ms Isabel Tarling
ETILAB, School of Education
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, 7701
Cape Town, South Africa
Email: isabel.tarling@etilab.org
Web: www.etilab.org
Cell: +27 (0) 826024543
Tel.: + 27 (021) 650-1906
Fax: +27 (021) 650-3489

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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