south african student media
The learning forecast for Stellenbosch University
on June 3, 2020 at 10:33 am
BY MEGAN BRINK With all intentions set on salvaging the 2020 academic year, and the
SpaceX: The first private company to launch astronauts into space
on June 3, 2020 at 9:23 am
VASALYA MOODLEY On 30 May, aerospace company SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon spacecraft from NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Centre. This launch, known as Demo-2, is the final test for the company’s human spaceflight system. The launch of the Crew Dragon capsule marks the send-off of astronauts from American soil in American technology into space for the first time in almost ten years. Using safe and advanced technology, SpaceX aims to further mankind’s knowledge of space exploration, and the Dragon mission is the first step towards reaching that goal. What makes this launch so historic is the fact that SpaceX is the first privately-ownedRead More →
Doing (student) journalism in the time of a pandemic
on June 2, 2020 at 10:57 am
Watch and listen to Wits Vuvuzela student journalists talk about doing journalism in the time of Covid-19. FEATURED PHOTO: The Wits Vuvuzela team has continued to produce journalism from their homes, telling stories about the communities they find themselves in lockdown with. Photo: Dylan Bettencourt.
Swiitch Beauty Interview
on June 2, 2020 at 9:45 am
CASSIDY BESSA Swiitch Beauty is an online makeup and skincare brand that has recently become popular. It seems to be growing quickly. PDBY got to interview Rabia Ghoor, the owner of Swiitch Beauty, and this is what she had to say. 1. Many people are calling you the “Kylie Jenner” of South Africa because of your success in the beauty industry despite being so young. What advice would you give a young person who wants to start a business and be successful while being young but has limited financial means? The more time I spend in business, the more I realize that theRead More →
Launch of HealthCheck: A Daily COVID-19 Risk Screening System for Universities
on June 2, 2020 at 9:25 am
NOKWANDA KUBHEKA From 1 June universities began to open in phases. The Higher Health-National Department of Health (NDOH) is launching an Integrated Digital COVID-19 daily risk screening system for the Post-Schooling Education and Training Sector (PSET), to save lives while saving the academic year. HealthCheck is a tailor-made risk screening assessment and mapping tool. The tool was developed in a short time frame by Higher Health, with the Department of Health, to meet the deadline of the reopening of universities under level 3 national lockdown regulations. HealthCheck allows for early screening, detection, mapping, and management of COVID-19 cases within the PSET Sector. It is easyRead More →
Medelye stroom in vir US-prof.
on June 1, 2020 at 10:33 am
DEUR WILLIAM SEZOE Die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) is in rou gelaat na die afsterwe van
Poetry Corner: Wayward Day by Alexa Midnight
on June 1, 2020 at 10:24 am
Wayward Day On this wayward day our world again, will be okay. This is all, we can believe and say. We are not free but we know freedom. We are trapped, but not forever. We will again know, the outside as it was before. We will once again see, our lovers, our friends our family and all the new trends. For now, listen to the singing birds, see the changing colors, feel the approaching cold, smell the winter blooms. Read aloud my hopeful words, hold on to the thought of gold cancel out the dark that looms, and remember what was told. On this waywardRead More →
Bringing Africa home in Nothing but Vernac
on June 1, 2020 at 9:50 am
KAYLA THOMAS From 25 to 28 May Stuku hosted their first online event, Nothing but Vernac (NBV) Online Edition. The four-day event ran on Stuku’s Instagram page with the theme of celebrating Africa month. Students submitted pictures of themselves to Stuku in outfits that represented what Africa means to them, and something that represents the structure or residence that they are part of. Stuku posted the entries to their story and voters had 24 hours to vote on their favourite entries, and the top three were announced on 28 May. In third place was Mbali Mthombeni from House Nerina, and Skye Bester was second, fromRead More →
on May 31, 2020 at 6:35 pm
By Lerato Mokhele This article is exclusive to the Online Edition 6 of VARSITY News. The month of June is known globally as World Pride Month, a month ...
LIFE IN LOCKDOWN PHOTO ESSAY: Different strokes for different folks
on May 29, 2020 at 12:51 pm
Zainab Patel is a student journalist at Wits Vuvuzela. She has documented her families’ activities during the lockdown at their home in the north of Johannesburg. The lockdown has had a significant impact on my family as we are extremely close-knit but have been unable to see each other as often as we usually would.
PROFILE: Biokineticist stretches skills to the fight against covid-19
on May 29, 2020 at 10:55 am
A passion for health promotion and a desire to heal have helped Feroza Lekota in being the bearer of bad news for covid-19 patients. The coronavirus pandemic has required the utmost strength and resilience from a biokineticist employed by the department of health in the Western Cape, who is part of the covid-19 contact tracing
No NBTs Needed for 2021
on May 29, 2020 at 8:49 am
BY BRYNLEY VAN AARDT The spread of COVID-19 across the country has resulted in the
ghana student media
WAEC, Education Ministry discuss BECE, WASSCE and Covid-19
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 4:39 pm
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it is liaising with the Ministry of Education (MoE) on how to go about the organisation of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). It followed the President’s decision to reopen schools for final-year junior high school (JHS) The post WAEC, Education Ministry discuss BECE, WASSCE and Covid-19 appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Foreigners to undergo mandatory medical exams – Immigration Service
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has indicated that it will commence an enhanced mandatory medical examination for all foreign nationals seeking to work and reside in Ghana. It said the mandatory measure was an add-on to the already existing medical examination conducted by the service as one of the requirements for acquiring work and residence The post Foreigners to undergo mandatory medical exams – Immigration Service appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
EC trains 42,025 officials ahead of 2020 new voter registration
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Ahead of the mass voter registration exercise for the 2020 general election, the Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday started a nationwide training exercise for 42,025 registration officials to equip them with the requisite skills and knowledge desired for the exercise. The EC’s regional directors and their deputies, as well as regional supervisors, deputy registration supervisors, The post EC trains 42,025 officials ahead of 2020 new voter registration appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
COVID-19: Individual non-contact sports in Ghana to resume training
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm
The National Sports Authority has announced that individual non-contact sports in the country can resume training. This was indicated in a statement signed by their acting head of Public Affairs, Charles Obeng Amofah. Sporting disciplines to resume training include athletics, badminton, table tennis, golf, power lifting, among others. They added that competitive sporting events and The post COVID-19: Individual non-contact sports in Ghana to resume training appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
COVID-19: Government to fumigate schools ahead of June 15 reopening
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm
As part of efforts to ensure a safety environment for teaching and learning as final year students return to school, the government says that it will conduct a fumigation exercise in all educational institutions. This exercise is expected to be completed by June 15, the date announced by President Akufo-Addo that all schools should reopen The post COVID-19: Government to fumigate schools ahead of June 15 reopening appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
University of Ghana Basic School student wins 2019 National Cyber Robotics Coding Competition
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm
Form 2 pupil of the University of Ghana Basic School, Ethan Nartey, has won the 2019 edition of the Ghana Cyber Robotics Coding Competition. Known in the competition as Team EthanE, he came tops with a total score of 1,431. His school mate, Daniel Asamoah, who is in form 1, placed 8th with 550 points. The post University of Ghana Basic School student wins 2019 National Cyber Robotics Coding Competition appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now 8,297 after 227 new cases
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm
The Ghana Health Service says that 8,297 positive cases of the novel coronavirus have now been recorded in the country as of Tuesday June 2, 2020 after 227 new cases were confirmed. This was indicated in their latest update on the coronavirus situation in Ghana. The update, indicates that two more deaths have been recorded, The post Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now 8,297 after 227 new cases appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
George Floyd death: Trump threatens to send in army to end unrest
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm
President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and “defend their residents” he would deploy the army and “quickly solve the problem for them”. The post George Floyd death: Trump threatens to send in army to end unrest appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Returning to school will be of disservice to ‘already frustrated final year students’ – UGSRC President
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 11:28 am
President of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council, Isaac Agyemang, says that any arrangement by school authorities to allow for final year students to return to campus for academic activities will be of disservice to students. Isaac Agyemang says that the earlier revision of the academic timetable because of the migration of teaching and The post Returning to school will be of disservice to ‘already frustrated final year students’ – UGSRC President appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
Ashesi University completes second semester online
by radio univers on June 2, 2020 at 11:26 am
Management of Ashesi University has disclosed that the Institution will not resume physical academic activities despite the President’s directive to reopen schools for final year students. President Akufo-Addo announced in a national address on Sunday, May 31, 2020 that schools can reopen for all final year students to prepare them for their exit examinations, effective The post Ashesi University completes second semester online appeared first on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
No immediate plans for Online Exams- HTU Vice Chancellor
by Rustum Senorgbe on May 27, 2020 at 6:26 pm
Vice Chancellor of Ho Technical, Professor Ben Honyenuga has stated that, the University has no immediate plans to conduct online examination for students in this era of the Corona virus pandemic, which has forced the closure of schools in the country. Addressing the university community in a live Social Media interaction on Wednesday May 27, ...
IFAB makes temporal changes to Law 3 of the laws of the game
by Rustum Senorgbe on May 9, 2020 at 7:18 am
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has made a temporal change of law 3 of the laws of the game. The association on May 8,2020 announced a temporal amendment of the third law of the game ( player substitution ) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on daily life and football. As the ...
uganda student media
102 Grade III Primary School Teachers Needed at Finn Church Aid
by Miiro Allan on June 3, 2020 at 8:45 am
Vacancy title: 102 Grade III Primary School Teachers Type: FULL TIME Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO Category: Teachers & Education Jobs at: Finn Church Aid Deadline of this Job: 12 May 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , kyaka , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14 countries, where the The post 102 Grade III Primary School Teachers Needed at Finn Church Aid appeared first on The Campus Times.
99 Assistant Teachers Needed at Finn Church Aid
by Miiro Allan on June 3, 2020 at 8:25 am
Vacancy title: 99 Assistant Teachers Type: FULL TIME Category: Teachers & Education Jobs at: Finn Church Aid Deadline of this Job: May 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , kyaka , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the The post 99 Assistant Teachers Needed at Finn Church Aid appeared first on The Campus Times.
Academy of Art University International Distance Learning Scholarship in USA
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Academy of Art University’s International Distance Learning award is an initiative to provide financial aid to prospective international students. This scheme holds a motive to encourage brilliant students from around the world to enroll in a distance learning program at the University. Academy of Art University is the largest private art and design university located in the The post Academy of Art University International Distance Learning Scholarship in USA appeared first on The Campus Times.
International Student Endowment Scholarship at Belmont University, USA
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 9:37 pm
To support high-performing overseas students in the USA, Belmont University has brought a unique programme called International Student Endowment Scholarship. This is only available for new incoming students for the academic year of 2020-21. The preference will be given to those students who are part of the Christian faith and having the intention to return The post International Student Endowment Scholarship at Belmont University, USA appeared first on The Campus Times.
Innovation funding for International Students at Chang’an University, China
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 9:33 pm
Chang’an University is now providing financial support to the undergraduate education of high-calibre international students through its Innovation Scholarship. This funding opportunity is here with great benefits such as tuition fee waiver for all academic years, and disposable living allowance worth 15000 yen. It is made available for the academic year of 2020-21. Chang’an University was established The post Innovation funding for International Students at Chang’an University, China appeared first on The Campus Times.
International Awards at University of East London in UK
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 9:29 pm
Do you have a desire to pursue your higher studies in the UK? If so, then apply for the international awards at the University of East London. The main purpose of this programme is to provide financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate degree coursework at the university. Founded in 1898, the University of East The post International Awards at University of East London in UK appeared first on The Campus Times.
President Museveni Postpones Schools And Universities Reopening Until Next Month (July)
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 9:06 pm
During the presidential address to the nation on gov’t efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic on 2nd June 2020, the president Postponed Schools and Universities Reopening until Next Month. This was the 16th presidential address on COVID-19, He said “in my speech on the 19th of May 2020 I had talked about the reopening of The post President Museveni Postpones Schools And Universities Reopening Until Next Month (July) appeared first on The Campus Times.
2 Early Child Development Care Givers Needed at Finn Church Aid
by Miiro Allan on June 2, 2020 at 8:06 pm
Vacancy title: 2 Early Child Development Care Givers Type: FULL TIME Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO Category: Teachers & Education Jobs at: Finn Church Aid Deadline of this Job: 12 May 2020 Duty Station: Within Uganda , kyaka , East Africa JOB DETAILS: Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14 countries, where the The post 2 Early Child Development Care Givers Needed at Finn Church Aid appeared first on The Campus Times.
kenyan student media
CBK Requests Sh115 Billion to Deal with Covid-19 Pandemic
by David Ndirangu on March 26, 2020 at 10:10 am
By David Ndirangu Sh115 billion is what Kenya needs to withstand the economic effects of the Coronavirus crisis. This is according to Central Bank
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed
by David Ndirangu on March 24, 2020 at 8:42 am
By David Ndirangu The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the Coronavirus pandemic; this
Kenya Airways Suspends International Flights
by David Ndirangu on March 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm
By David Ndirangu After the government’s announcement on Sunday that it had imposed a ban on international flights, Kenya Airways through its Chief Executive
Coronavirus rapid response team off to Rongai
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm
A Coronavirus rapid response team from the Ministry of Health is off to Ongata Rongai where the lady with coronavirus hails from. CS Mutahi
Locust invasion will worsen
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 11:07 am
The locust invasion in Kenya is just about to get worse, forewarns FAO. Swathes upon swathes of new-generation locust keep arriving from Somalia and
Matatus to be cleaned and disinfected daily
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 9:48 am
All matatus have to be washed daily to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Seats must be disinfected twice-in the morning and at night. Drivers and conductors will also undergo training
Canadian PM’s wife tests positive for Coronavirus
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 9:03 am
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, wife to the Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has tested positive for coronavirus. Trudeau’s office confirmed the news as it sought to assure
Kenya confirms first coronavirus case
by Mercy Imali on March 13, 2020 at 8:09 am
Kenya today confirmed the first case of Coronavirus. The positive virus test was that of a female student who traveled in from the US via
Harry and Meghan in final royal engagement
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 10:31 am
Prince Harry and wife, Meghan, appearance at the annual Commonwealth Service marks their last royal commitment. After this engagement, Harry and Meghan, will take their
Lesoipa murder-Lawyer Gakinya to undergo mental test before taking plea
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 9:18 am
Nakuru based Lawyer Harry Gakinya has to undergo a mental assessment before taking a plea in the suspected murder case of Belgian woman, Dysseleer
Uganda sends back 22 travelers amid Coronavirus fears
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 8:49 am
Uganda has send back 22 travelers after they declined to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Ministry of Health confirmed at least 22 foreign nationals
Kinoti in the US to attend FBI training
by Mercy Imali on March 9, 2020 at 8:08 am
George Kinoti the Director of Criminal Investigations is in the US for Federal Bureau Investigations (FBI) executive training at the National Executive Institute (NIE)