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  • Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Finally gets his Harvard Degree
    Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Finally gets his Harvard Degree

    Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday finally got his degree — well, sort of. Zuckerberg returned to the university where he launched what would become the world’s biggest social network, and basked in the spotlight by receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree and addressing […]

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  • PrepClass Receives $322,000 Grant from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation fund
    PrepClass Receives $322,000 Grant from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation fund

    Following its recent selection for the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, Nigerian online academic solution provider, PrepClass has been awarded a grant of £250,000 (which is equivalent to $322,000). The grant provided by GSMA is often within the range of £100,000 to £250,000 (depending on meeting certain requirements) and, as the only startup selected from […]

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  • Breaking News: Lagos State to Open 350 Coding Centres Across the State
    Breaking News: Lagos State to Open 350 Coding Centres Across the State

    During the Teens Code Conference held today at Oregie, Ajegunle, Lagos Nigeria, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, who is the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, announced that by the first week of April, Lagos will Launch EducateLagos, an electronic library (e-library) which will serve as a platform for research, learning and assessment in Lagos state. The […]

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  • Computer Science Students: Google has Something Exciting for You
    Computer Science Students: Google has Something Exciting for You

    Google has announced it will be giving African computer science students that are graduating in 2017 exclusive access to its offices in Warsaw, Poland and Zurich, Switzerland. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is made possible through Google’s new Inside Look events. The students will get an inside view into working as a Software Engineer at Google, and see […]

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  • Edtech Drive: Learn Africa Signs MoA with Samsung
    Edtech Drive: Learn Africa Signs MoA with Samsung

    Learn Africa Plc has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited to achieve a collaboration of efforts towards the integration of education based e-content from Learn Africa Plc into Samsung mobile devices. These integrated educational solution and products are to be promoted to all public and private schools nationwide. The aim […]

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  • Meet the 2 Harvard Students Revolutionizing How People Make Their Chores, and it’s been a Huge Success
    Meet the 2 Harvard Students Revolutionizing How People Make Their Chores, and it’s been a Huge Success

    While they attended Harvard Business School, Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck inadvertently came up with a startup idea thanks to their messy apartments. The two women hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their groceries weekly, and then they split the cost. The woman they hired, Jenny, came to their apartments […]

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  • Nigeria Rejects Online Degrees, Warns Students Against Virtual Schools
    Nigeria Rejects Online Degrees, Warns Students Against Virtual Schools

    The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Thursday called on Nigerians to stop patronising online universities and other degree awarding institutions operating online. Speaking at a press conference, the NUC’s Public Relations officer, Ibrahim Yakasai, said that degrees obtained online are not accepted in the country. “Nigeria will not recognize online degrees. Online degrees are not […]

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  • Nairobi Schools to get Free Internet
    Nairobi Schools to get Free Internet

    More than two thousand public and private schools in Nairobi County are set to benefit from free unlimited high-speed fixed internet to be rolled out by fibre company, Zuku, in partnership with the Kenya Education Network and the County Government of Nairobi. Dubbed WazEd, the project was launched over a year ago and is aimed […]

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  • Apply to be a World Class Developer in the Andela Fellowship
    Apply to be a World Class Developer in the Andela Fellowship

    Do you dream of changing the world with software? Do you have a passion for technology? Do you have a passion for improving the lives of your fellow citizens? Of helping to improve the lives of all Africans? Consider applying to the Andela Fellowship, a 4-year, paid opportunity to master the craft of professional software development while […]

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  • Every child’s dream now possible with Glo Mobile Tutor
    Every child’s dream now possible with Glo Mobile Tutor

    The dream of every Nigerian child for academic success is now a reality with the introduction by Globacom of a mobile-based educational application called Glo Mobile Tutor.  Glo Mobile Tutor is an innovation with full Junior and Secondary school curricula that had been specially designed to provide instant knowledge and prepare students for examinations. The application is rich in content such […]

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  • 10 Oscar-worthy Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See
    10 Oscar-worthy Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See

    Each year, Hollywood celebrates the best movies of the year at the Academy Awards. But underneath all the glitz, glam, and “who’s wearing who?” there are some inspiring movies that entrepreneurs can learn from. Watching these cinematic features can actually help them think like better business owners. Here is a list of old and new […]

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  • Zuriel Oduwole pays courtesy call on Etisalat Nigeria
    Zuriel Oduwole pays courtesy call on Etisalat Nigeria

    11 year old award winning girl child education advocate, documentary film maker, conference speaker, and writer on Tuesday 8 July, 2014, payed a courtesy call to Etisalat Nigeria. The courtesy call was made to the Youth Segment team, in what can be described as a chat on Cliqlite, a child-friendly product, recently rolled out to […]

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  • The Problem with 21st-Century Education
    The Problem with 21st-Century Education

    Ever since 2000, educators and education reform folks have been quick to refer to “21st-century education.” For over a decade, this term has been used to describe the changing landscape for educators. What it has become is another one of the many catchphrases (e.g. “differentiation,” “rigor,” “personalized learning”) thrown around by educators, reformers and anyone, […]

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  • 3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools
    3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools

    Web 2.0 technology — the free digital tools that empower all users to create and share — has changed the way the world operates. In the hands of educators, it can become a powerful catalyst for changing the way students learn. The three critical opportunities web 2.0 tools offer for educators are: 1. Constantly evaluating […]

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  • Educational Games and Gamification
    Educational Games and Gamification

    The Internet is ripe with free games that can be helpful to teachers and students alike. Of course, there are also a lot of lesser-quality tools out there and sites that will burden your computer with viruses and the like, so it helps to have a vetted list to work from. The current trend towards […]

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  • 10 Steps to Building and Managing your Personal Reputation
    10 Steps to Building and Managing your Personal Reputation

    Social media have developed new matrix for building and managing our reputations. As students, entrepreneurs, and teachers, it is important that we fix ourselves rightly for better reputation. Fact finding by security companies and HR companies is diminishing. This is because with the click of the buttons, our information-the good and the bad are gotten. […]

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