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2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions.

The RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition primary purpose is to promote business innovation through entrepreneurship and provide seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas to be valorized and enhance and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among African youth. The competition specifically seeks to:

  • Provide young entrepreneurs with opportunity to show-case their businesses and share their development as an inspiration to many young African potential entrepreneurs
  • Bring collective action towards provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs through a transparent and competitive process.
  • Provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to demonstrate their impact and pitch their business with investors and stakeholders through capacity building opportunity.
  • Create a network of young entrepreneurs across Africa working together and sharing experiences that escalate youth contribution and job creation in Africa.

Target group

The challenge will target young people between 16-34 years.

You can apply here

Deadline: 31 August

Meet the Nigerian School Girls Who Won Technovation Prize For a Fake-Drug Detector

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Every year Technovation invites girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenges them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build a mobile app and create a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by the Technovation curriculum.

This year, five Nigerian teenagers won first place in the junior division of the Technovation World Pitch Summit held in San Jose, California for the FD Detector (Fake Drug Detector) App that tackles the problem of counterfeit pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

For years, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been struggling with the issue of conterfiet drugs in Nigeria. A lot malaria deaths in Nigeria are have been linked to the use fake medicines and 40% of counterfiet drugs all over the world is dumped in Africa.

The winning team consists of five girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra State: Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuka Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye.

They were mentored by 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Uchenna Onwuaegbu-Ugwu who founded a STEM Center for children and youth from ages 3-18, especially girls in rural communities in eastern Nigeria.

Technovation has worked with more than 23,000 girls around the world to develop mobile apps and startup and in 2018 nearly 2,000 teams submitted mobile apps to the program (a 59% increase from 2017).

 

 

 

 

Probe panel accuses Japan medical university of cutting women’s test scores

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A panel of lawyers on Tuesday accused a Japanese medical school
of deliberately cutting women’s entrance test scores for several years.

The panel, hired by the school to investigate the issue, described their action as “very serious” instance of discrimination.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made a priority of creating a society “where women can shine”, but women in Japan still face an uphill battle in employment and face hurdles returning to work after childbirth, which contributes to a falling birthrate.

The alterations were uncovered in an internal investigation of a graft accusation this spring regarding the entrance exam for Tokyo Medical University, sparking protests and widespread anger following media reports.

Lawyers investigating bribery accusations in the admission of the son of a senior education ministry official said they concluded that his score and that of several other men were boosted “unfairly” – some by as much as 49 points.

They also concluded that scores were manipulated to give men more points than women and thus hold down the number of women admitted.

“This incident is really regrettable – by deceptive recruitment procedures, they sought to delude the test takers, their families, school officials and society as a whole,” lawyer Kenji Nakai told a news conference.

“Factors suggesting very serious discrimination against women was also part of it,” added Nakai, one of the external lawyers hired by the university to investigate the incident.

The investigation showed the scores of men – including those reappearing after failing once or twice, were raised a certain number of points.

Those of all women, and men who had failed the test at least three times, were not, however.

The lawyers said they did not know how many women had been affected, but it appeared that women’s test scores had been affected going back at least a decade.

Medical school authorities have called a news conference for 5 p.m.

No immediate comment was available from the government or the education ministry official who figures in the case.

Entrance exam discrimination against women was “absolutely unacceptable”, Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told newsmen on Friday.

Reports of the incident appeared at the start of August, setting off a furore in Japan, spurring women to recount their own experiences of discrimination on social media with the hashtag, “It’s okay to be angry about sexism.”

Some referred to the potential costs exacted in a rapidly aging society.

“I’m 29 and will probably never get married,” said one poster.

“Women are pitied if they don’t, but Japanese women who are married and working and have kids end up sleeping less than anybody in the world.

“To now hear that even our skills are suppressed makes me shake with rage.”

Another said,”I ignored my parents, who said women don’t belong in academia, and got into the best university in Japan. But in job interviews I’m told ‘If you were a man, we’d hire you right away.’

“My enemy wasn’t my parents, but all society itself.” (Reuters/NAN)

Don advocates sexual education to curb rape, women battering

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Prof. Funmi Para-Mallam, a Don at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru near Jos, has advocated sexual education for young boys to curb rape and wife battering in the society.

Para-Mallam, a Professor of Gender and Development Studies at the institute, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos.

She expressed worry by the incessant cases of child rape and wife battering, adding that it is important to teach the boys sex education in their formative ages to forestall child rape.

The don added that it was also important to campaign against wife battering or other forms of violence against women.

“Patriarchal entitlement mentality has affected our society; a man through culture, social inclinations and religious teachings is socialised to believe he is entitled to the female’s body at any time he desires.

“There is a need to educate them early at their various homes and schools on sexual relations that even married couples must have deterrent to this menace,’’ she said.

She explained that a woman’s bodily integrity must be respected, adding that the patriarchal entitlement mentality was contradictory to that position.

“The rights of the woman’s body and integrity as specified at the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and under the Universal Human Rights Declaration must be respected.

“Even if a woman is walking naked, no man has the right to rape her but can prosecute her under indecent exposure, there should be no justification for this wickedness,’’ she said.
However, Para-Mallam commended the Plateau Government for gazetting the Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Law in the state.

She said that it implied government was duty bound to protect and promote the rights of women and children in the state.

“It means infringement on the rights of women is judicable and will be curtailed,’’ she said.
The don said sexual discipline must be preached and educated in the society.

She also expressed worry over women who were vulnerable to sexual assault and exploit during communal attacks and in shelter camps for survival purposes.

She said the GEO Law would be successfully implemented with a good structure of competent people who are knowledgeable on gender, development, legal and project management issues, among others.

NAN reports that Plateau is the first state in Northern Nigeria to gazette the GEO law in June.
The gazette was supported by the United Nations Women in partnership with Search for Common Ground, an international body. (NAN)

Osinbajo calls for support to boost girl-child education, women empowerment

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Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President, on Saturday urged groups, organisations and individuals to support more indigent girls and women to access quality education and empowerment.

Osinbajo made the call as a special guest at the Gala Night/Fund Raising Dinner of the Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiative (DLWEI) in Lagos.

She said that people, by educating girls and empowering women, would be investing in the future of the country.

”There are lots of women out there, our sisters, mothers, wives and daughters.

“Some are educated, but they are helpless and powerless, while some are capable but they are ill-equipped. They stand at a crossroads.

”Diamond Lights is at a crossroads because they have chosen to lend a helping hand.

“They have chosen to help them to grow into greatness, knowing that if we know better, we will do better,” she said.

Osinbajo said that a little girl, given a helping hand, would be able to attain great heights like many notable women have done in the nation’s history.

I’m so proud to be a Nigerian. Nigerians are generous and such large-hearted people.

“There is hardly a family or an establishment that is not helping someone or the other.

”I have seen the work that this initiative has done. I implore us and encourage us to hold up our hands by providing financial support and lend a hand, so that we can ensure that every woman in Nigeria is taken care of and educated,” she said.

In her address, Pastor Adefunke Kasali, the Founder on the DLWEI, said the initiative was born with a burden to reach out to women and girls.

She said that it was aimed at ensuring that women and girls fulfill their God-given purpose on earth.

Kasali said that DLWEI was planning to take the initiative to the North-Central and North-East, to help displaced women and girls.

”The rate of educating girls in the West and in the East is fair at 85 per cent while in the North it is below 24 per cent, and this is why the rate of poverty in the north is alarming.

”In the last 12 years, we have educated and empowered 150 girls and women in the West.

“We plan to do the same in the North to see what bit of a difference we can make.

”We are calling on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to partner and support our initiative to help us reach out, educate and empower more women and girls and take them out of poverty.

”All proceeds from this fund raising will go to the initiative’s scholarship fund.

“With little support, we can make a lot of difference in the lives of those who cannot help themselves, ” Kasali said.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the initiative did not only sponsor their education, but also gave them moral support.

Miss Esther Akinbinu, who graduated as an accountant from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said she went through the university without worrying about her tuition and other expenses as Diamond Lights saw her through it all.

Dr Adebanke Adenola, who graduated from UNILAG as the best medical student in 2013, said she lost her father three days after she was admitted into the university.

”I could not pay my school fees because I had financial challenges as a result of my father’s death.

“I reluctantly applied for this scholarship because I did not have any other choice.

”This initiative turned out to be wonderful and helped me achieve my dreams in life. They gave me hope when I was hopeless, ”she said.

NAN reports that Diamond Light Women Empowerment Initiative is a non-governmental organisation with focus on education of girls from indigent homes.

It has supported over 150 young women through their university education since 2006. (NAN)

JAMB Coordinator insists Public Schools offer best Education in Nigeria

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Mr Sunday Aladegbade, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Coordinator in Nasarawa State has said that public schools still offer best education in Nigeria when compared to private schools.

He made this statement during the graduation ceremony of the 2017/2018 set of the 107-year-old King’s College in Lagos.

He said

“Sending your child to a public school is still one of the best decisions a parent can make. In any public school, you will meet people who are knowledgeable and those from every nook and cranny place for a child to integrate with other people from every nook and cranny of the country.

“This will also promote the understanding of ethnicity among the children. It will also foster unity because they will be able to mix with people from other ethnic groups. Private schools are good, but there is nothing like a Federal Government-owned institution.”

He also admonished parents to send their kids to public schools.

Over 11k Nigerians study in the United States – Consul General

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Nigeria is ranked first in sub saharan countries with hightest number of students studying in the United States.

Vanguard reports that Consul General F. John Bray disclosed this Tuesday in Lagost. He said that there are currently 11,710 students from Nigeria studying in the United States.

Bray during a speech delivered during the pre-departure orientation for Nigerian students heading to U.S. to study said ”49.5 percent are undergraduate; 36.2 percent graduate are students, 2 percent are non-degree candidates, and the remaining 12.3 percent are on Optional Practical Training.

“Students from Nigeria attend about 800 institutions in each of our 50 states. The most popular state is Texas, with 1,540 students, while the most popular college/university is Houston Community College, with 220 students.

”One major reason for the increase of Nigerian students in the U.S. is the value that Nigerians place on quality education.

”I am pleased to say that accredited U.S. colleges and universities provide a quality education. Whether you are interested in a large school or small school, a school in a rural or urban setting, or you want to study in a hot or cold climate, the United States has a school for you.”

He also advised the students to represent Nigeria in the best possible light.

 

World Emoji Day: Here are 1k Emojis African women love

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Today is World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17.

The day is deemed a “global celebration of emoji” and is celebrated with emoji events and product releases.

We compiled over 1k Emojis African women love and guess what, you can copy and paste them

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University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship for International Students in Australia, 2019

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The new University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship is available for students commencing in 2019 only. This scholarship is open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).

The 2019 University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship is highly competitive awards that reward commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s most prestigious universities and is renowned internationally for excellence in education and research.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: 1st Half 2019 (Semester 1, Trimester 1 & 2)
    All applications to study with the University must be lodged by the 31/12/2018
    Eligible applicants will be notified by 04/01/2019
    Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the 31/01/2019
  • 2nd Half 2019 (Semester 2, Trimester 3)
    All applications to study with the University must be lodged by the 30/04/2019
    Eligible applicants will be notified by 07/05/2019
    Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the 31/05/2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate coursework.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are available for study in any discipline (some exclusion applies).
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship offers a reduction of 30% of the tuition fee for the minimum standard full-time duration of the scholar’s chosen undergraduate or postgraduate program. The scholarships provide a tuition fee waiver of the scholarship value for the duration indicated in the scholarship award letter for study at the University of Adelaide. The scholarships do not cover the costs of visas, Overseas Student Health Cover, travel, accommodation, living expenses, books and study materials or any other expenses associated with living in Adelaide or study at the University of Adelaide.
  • Nationality: Open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia
  • Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

    Eligible Countries: This scholarship is open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).

    Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    The selection process for The 2019 University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarships is competitive, with academic achievement forming the main basis for scholarship selection. As a general guide, the University of Adelaide will consider applicants who have achieved an academic level on par with the following:

    • For undergraduate programs: Raw ATAR of 98 OR its equivalent
    • For postgraduate coursework programs: A GPA 6.8 out of 7 OR its equivalent

    Note: Scholarship applicants who are eligible for more than one scholarship offered by the University of Adelaide will only be entitled to receive one scholarship (the highest value scholarship award that they are eligible for).

    Exclusions

    The following applicants are not eligible to receive these scholarships:

    • Current University of Adelaide students who are transferring from one program to another prior to successful completion of their program of study (internal transfers);
    • Students who are recipients of a scholarship covering tuition fees awarded by a recognised scholarship awarding bodies such as a government ministry or department;
    • Applicants for Masters by Research or PhD programs
    • Applicants for certain programs; see the scholarship terms and conditions for a list of excluded programs.

    English Language Requirements: The University’s preferred accredited English language tests are:

    • IELTS(International English Language Testing System) – Academic Test
    • TOEFL– internet based and paper based
    • Pearson Test of English– Academic
    • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced).

    However, the University may accept other evidence of proficiency in English in individual cases.

    The majority of language tests and qualifications that meet the University’s minimum English requirements have a validity of two years preceding the date of application.

    Students without the required level of English will need to satisfactorily complete an intensive program of English language before being admitted to the University of Adelaide. The University can arrange an appropriate English language program, Academic English (PEP Pathway) in Adelaide at the University’s English Language Centre. The PEP Pathway provides an alternative entry pathway for prospective students who have received offers to the University of Adelaide conditional upon English proficiency. On successful completion of the PEP Pathway at the appropriate level, students are granted direct entry into the University.

    Application Procedure: 

    How to Apply: 

    • Applicants who meet the academic criteria will be automatically offered this scholarship once their coursework application has been processed
    • Scholarship selection is based on academic merit
    • Successful applicants will be notified within 1 to 2 weeks of the scholarship closing date; unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

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Top 27 Universities in Africa

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 27 universities in Africa and well, only one Nigerian university made it to the list. The university current rank is the based on their World University Rankings 2018.

The World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

  1. Ain Shams University      Egypt     801–1000th
  2. Alexandria University     Egypt     801–1000th
  3. American University in Cairo        Egypt     601–800th
  4. Assiut University              Egypt     801–1000th
  5. Beni-Suef University       Egypt     601–800th
  6. Cairo University Egypt     801–1000th
  7. Makerere University      Uganda 401–500th
  8. Mansoura University      Egypt     801–1000th
  9. Mohammed V University of Rabat            Morocco              801–1000th
  10. Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University  Morocco              1001+
  11. South Valley University Egypt     801–1000th
  12. Stellenbosch University South Africa        351–400th
  13. Suez Canal University     Egypt     801–1000th
  14. University of Cape Town               South Africa        171st
  15. University of Ghana        Ghana   801–1000th
  16. University of Ibadan        Nigeria  801–1000th
  17. University of Johannesburg         South Africa        601–800th
  18. University of KwaZulu-Natal        South Africa        401–500th
  19. University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad        Morocco              801–1000th
  20. University of Monastir   Tunisia  1001+
  21. University of Nairobi       Kenya   801–1000th
  22. University of Pretoria     South Africa        601–800th
  23. University of South Africa             South Africa        801–1000th
  24. University of the Western Cape South Africa        601–800th
  25. University of the Witwatersrand               South Africa        251–300th
  26. University of Tlemcen    Algeria  801–1000th
  27. University of Tunis El Manar        Tunisia  1001+

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