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  • Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the first-ever Africa Education Medal.
  • T4 Education, in partnership with HP and Intel, has established a new award that will be granted to exceptional persons in the area of African education who have exhibited influence, leadership, and advocacy.
  • Former President of Tanzania and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, has been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists for the brand-new Africa Education Medal, which was created by T4 Education in collaboration with HP and Intel and launched this year.


The Africa Education Medal was established to celebrate the stories of those who have lit the spark of change so that others will be inspired to take up the torch and continue the fight for a better education on the African …

Education in Africa needs serious funding with almost US$40 billion gap marked.

AKF has a very deep-rooted history of funding education initiatives in Africa. This effort is one of many funding partnerships that give life to education programs in the region and eliminate illiteracy within communities.

Gone are the days of education being an overlooked sector. Over the past decade, funding for education has assumed a critical shape.

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been investing in education in Africa for several decades, from the early stages of learning to the university level.

AKDN has contributed to enhancing education systems in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya with the support of partners—the network has reached 1,300 public schools, trained 6,00 teachers, and reached 500,000 students.…

Technical and vocational colleges in East Africa supported by the World Bank-funded EASTRIP Project have recorded fourfold increase in student enrolment.
  • Total students enrolled in the sixteen Regional Flagship TVET Institutes (RFTIs) increased from 6,971 students at baseline to 30,776 students at mid-term
  • The project has surpassed its initial target to enrol 20,000 students annually in long-term and short-term training programs.
  • According to the World Bank Enterprise Survey of 2015, over 25 per cent of firms surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa reported an inadequately educated workforce as a significant hindrance.

Education in Africa

Student enrolment in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in East Africa has quadrupled from the baseline data.

In February, the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) released a mid-term evaluation report supported by the World Bank-funded East Africa Skills for Transformation Project (EASTRIP) in Mombasa, Kenya 1.

The report was carried out to evaluate the project’s performance in its mid-term. It revealed that the total students enrolled in the sixteen Regional Flagship TVET Institutes (RFTIs) …