“AASU Weekly” (Vol. One/No. 6/Nov 2014) A Weekly Online Compilation Of Major Student And Education News On The African Continent

By All Africa Students Union (AASU)

Dear Reader,
AASU WEEKLY is a weekly online compilation of Major Student and education news making rounds on the African continent. This initiative is part of the efforts of the Secretariat of AASU to disseminate information on student and education matters in Africa. We hope you will find it useful and be willing to contribute to its success by formulating constructive criticisms and providing information.

(Secretary General)


Lund University Global Scholarship Programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a selective, merit-based scholarship programme that recognizes top academic students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland).


Burundi Should Focus On Its EAC Membership
Dr. Léonidas Ndayizeye, the Dean of the faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at the University of Burundi feels that Burundi should pick one community and fully exploit the opportunities from the regional economic cooperation. "To adhere to an economic community implies financial contributions that each member state is required to make. When a state belongs to many economic organizations the more It contributes. The main objective of belonging to an organization is to gain something from it. Nevertheless, Burundi risks gaining less than what it contributes to these economic communities", Dr. Léonidas Ndayizeye states.


School Without Borders
Opportunity Africa has no fixed address, but it aims to carve a niche in the world for understanding across continents.


BBOG Group to Storm Chadian Embassy Over Alleged Complicity With Boko Haram

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Group will today storm the Chadian Embassy in Abuja to protest against the alleged supply of weapons by its government official.

The group, which has been advocating for the rescue of the remaining 219 school girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, seven months ago, wondered why the government of Chad has always been fingered in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

Source: http://education.einnews.com/article/236627926

Universities Partner in Global Workforce Development Against Emerging Pandemic Threats

When a new pandemic threat like this year's Ebola outbreak emerges, the importance of preventing and limiting disease spread becomes apparent. Well-trained global health professionals play a key role in preventing and responding to emerging zoonotic disease.

Under a new five-year award of up to $50 million, the University of Minnesota and Tufts University will be part of an international partnership of universities to strengthen global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats. Called One Health Workforce (OHW), the work is part of a new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program, focusing on disease surveillance, training and outbreak response.


Mexico's Missing Student Protests Goes Global
Protesters marched in more than 200 cities across the world Thursday, including more than 40 U.S. cities.


KnustSrc Pilots Bus Pass System
The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will from Monday, November 24, 2014 start a the pilot phase of the SRC Buss Pass System

Melanesian school debate comp starts
The first round of the first Melanesian School of Debate began in Port Moresby on Monday featuring Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

The two teams debated on whether customary land in Melanesia should be registered to ensure sustainable development and economic growth.


All-Student Clash Under Floodlights
Strathmore University Leos will be out to consolidate their Kenya Cup table lead when they face University of Nairobi's Mean Machine in a night clash at Impala Sports Club.

French Embassy Scholarship Programmes For South African And Lesotho Students, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for French Embassy Scholarships available for South African and Lesotho students to undertake a Master's degree at a French university for the academic year 2015-2016.



Over 100 Malawian primary school students took to the streets on Wednesday to protest delays in the payment of their teachers' salaries.

Minister Paradis Supports Education and Employability in Morocco

OTTAWA, Canada, November 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During an official visit to Morocco, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, opened the new Canadian Embassy in Rabat in the presence of Ms. Mbarka Bouaida.


Jonathan Advised University Graduates To Be Job-Creators

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised university graduates in the country to embrace Federal Government's Youth Empowerment Scheme to create jobs instead of seeking for jobs after graduation.

Ur Huye Campus Officially Launches The National Service Activities.

On Saturday, 22nd November 2014, the University of Rwanda/Huye Campus officially launched the activities of the National Service by organizing a special community work commonly known as Umuganda in Kinyarwanda

Sonatel launches Orange Foundation digital education project Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation's digital education project for Africa in the presence of the country's minister of education, Serigne Mbaye Thiam


Sdsu Student Works To Fight Ebola In Her Native Sierra Leone.

A pharmacy student at South Dakota State in Brookings is now taking action to try to stop that outbreak.

20 Sudanese Students Graduated In Ethiopian Police College.

The Federal Republic of Ethiopia yesterday the 16/11/2014, graduated students which took place in Addis Ababa in Ethiopian Police College, attended by the President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia H.E Dr. Mulatu Teshome, Ethiopian police Commissioner and South Sudanese Inspector General, Gen. Pieng Deng Kuol and senior Police Officers.

Student From Confucius Institute At University Of Dodoma, Tanzania Wins The Champion At A Wushu Competition

The 2nd Tanzania International Wushu Competition was held at MnaziMmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam.


Togo Police Fire Teargas At Protesters
The police resorted to the gas yesterday (local time) to push back thousands of demonstrators, most of them from the main opposition, as they approached to within 400 metres of the National Assembly.The government of President Faure Gnassingbe had previously ordered the marchers away from the parliament building and told all schools in the capital to close in case of civil unrest.


Students' Involvement In Investment Negotiations Is Key

University students have been urged to get involved in negotiations of trade, bilateral and investment agreements rather than leaving it to technocrats and politicians

Source: http://ehabari.com/uganda-students
University Of Montana Student Works With Akros In Zambia For Her Practicum

Akros has recently begun partnering with university graduate programs to offer practical knowledge and experience to students with an interest in health around the world. Annie Glover, a Masters student in Public Health at the University of Montana in the United States is one of those students, and has been in Zambia for the past month. “I have always wanted to pursue public health, meet new people, experience new culture and give back to society” said Glover.

Source: http://akros.com/water-and-sanitation-health/university