Zimbabwe has recorded about 6,500 cases of COVID-19 and 202 deaths. Despite an increase in infections in the past six weeks, most cases were mild to moderate, with a recovery rate of about 80%, the government said.
Schools remain closed in most African countries, disrupting children’s learning and posing the risk of higher dropout rates for the most vulnerable. However, apart from the challenges, the pandemic has also presented opportunities that can be leveraged to better the education sector on the continent. CNBC Africa spoke with Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education for more.
COVID-19 has thrust many sectors into turmoil as nationwide lock-down's are implemented globally. In Africa one such sector which is receiving much criticism and concern is education. Mandisa Mathobela, Head of Stakeholder Relations at Old Mutual joins CNBC Africa for more.
On the continent, there has been an increased awareness of the impact of cultural practices on educational achievement that has challenged the education systems. In Kenya, the government is investing in all forms of education; however, experts have noted that for the rise of automation and technological advancements to be effective, an updated skill set is required. Ayub Odida, Researcher at ACAL Consulting joins CNBC Africa for more.
Coronavirus – South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools
Download logoThe Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made thus far. Last week CEM decided that SMT and teachers would return to school as from today (25 May) to finalise preparation ahead of the school reopening on 1 June 2020 for Grade 7 and 12. Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, said that this week would be dedicated to mopping up and finalizing all outstanding matters befor
Coronavirus – Kenya: President Uhuru announce 31 new cases of COVID 19 & unveils an 8-Economic Stimulus Programme to stimulate growth Nairobi, Saturday May...
Download logoKenya has recorded 31 more cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total tally to 1,192. Cumulatively 57,650 samples have been tested so far, President Uhuru Kenyatta said when he unveiled an 8- economic stimulus programme at State House today. “The rate of infections may indeed surge upwards or fall if we all fail to comply to protocols given by the Ministry of Health,” he advised. “The Coronavirus pandemic will continue undermi
Download logoWhat: Launch of publication and policy platform on land reform Who: African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) When: Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 10.00 am Where: Digital on www.afdb.org The African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) will launch a publication containing a series of articles by leading international scholars whose ground-breaking research and analysis have shaped policy on land reform in Africa for more than two d
Coronavirus – Africa: Smithsonian Science Education Center with support of the World Health Organization launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth
Download logoThe Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social sc