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Teachers need three types of knowledge in the 21st Century

Education at all levels is considered the foundation for social and economic development the world over. Efforts to increase access to education in Africa and Kenya in particular through the introduction of free primary and secondary education have been commendable. However sharp increases in...

ICT4E in the Spotlight in Kenya

Kenya’s Citizen TV today [October 28th] hosted Permanent Secretary for Information and Communication Dr. Bitange Ndemo and Alex Twinomugisha of GESCI on its ‘Power Breakfast Show’. The show was somewhat uncontentious as both guests agreed on the fundamental importance of ICT to Education, and thus...

GESCI launch round-up

Presiding over the launch of GESCI as an international organisation at the UN Nairobi on September 29th were those who have been with GESCI since its inception and others such as the Finnish Ambassador to Kenya Sofie Emmesberger, and the Kenyan Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and...

Reports reveal status of the Knowledge Society in Africa

GESCI have released four reports that assess the environmental, institutional and individual leadership capacity needs for the Knowledge Society in Africa. The reports provide us with a rare opportunity to get to grips with the concept of the Knowledge Society through hard data, and a breakdown of...

A Remedy for a Young Problem

The City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development (CSD) and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) Ghana have officially released their TVET report, From Prejudice to Prestige: Vocational Education and Training in Ghana. This closely follows the Kenya TVET report...

Kenya Daily Nation special report on GESCI & Government Skills Development Survey

The Kenya Daily Nation published a ‘Special Report’ today, July 6th, on the TIVET baseline survey produced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Technology and GESCI. The full article can be found on the GESCI site – http://www.gesci.org/technical-vocational-education-training.html. ...

Africa Leadership 2.0

We were off to a rocky start at the Sarova Whitesands in Mombasa for the Africa Leadership 2.0 Symposium on Tuesday June 14th, but now the gritty discussion and debate is well underway. Where to start? We had Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s incorrect assertion that Kenya is the cradle of humanity. He...

ELA African Round Up Part 2

GESCI participated in two important sessions at ELA the day before the full conference opened. The first was the Ministerial Round Table – Education Access, Quality and Equity for African Youth. The Roundtable was supported by GESCI, IICD, UNECA and AADLC under the patronage of The United Republic...

ELA Africa Round Up Part 1

I'm back from an invigorating three days at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam. The theme of this year's event was ICT for Development, Education and Training. My first reaction on learning of the location of the conference centre was less than positive, as I imagined hours spent in thick traffic...

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