Middle East & Africa

IDBZ raises US$3,8m for Bulawayo hostels project

THE Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has raised US$3,8 million for the ongoing construction of the Bulawayo Students Accommodation Complex Project (BSAC) near the National University of Science and Technology (Nust).

Firm tackles hostel challenge with 792-bed project in Abuja

A real estate firm, Modern Shelter Systems and Services Limited (MSSSL), has signed a partnership with Strategic Housing Group (SHG), Dubai, to tackle student’s accommodation deficiency in the country through the construction of 792-bed student housing community in the Institutions and Research Di

UK’s student visas to Nigerians surge 223% in one year

The number of Nigerians granted sponsored study visas, also known as student visas, by the United Kingdom (UK) has increased by 222.8 percent to 65,929 in June 2022 from 20,427 in the same period of 2021, a BusinessDay analysis shows.

What makes a good freshers’ week?

Freshers’ week is often touted as being extremely important for students’ social wellbeing at university, but determining what constitutes a good welcoming week is...
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Mandarin Chinese: the language of the future for Ugandan students

If asked to guess which foreign language Ugandan students are most keen to learn, Mandarin Chinese may not be your first answer. Located 5,000...

High food insecurity rates for South African students

Almost one-third of South African university students struggle with food insecurity, with black students disproportionately affected compared to white students. Factors include high living...
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‘Hazing’ of new students raises national concern in Morocco

Fears about the 'hazing' of new students at Moroccan universities have escalated to the point of government involvement, on account of the physical and...

Climate strikes: Inside a global student movement

From the Global Student Living Conference 2019. Head here to register your interest for future GSL conferences, and learn more about the GSL Conference here. https://vimeo.com/349488008 In October 2018,...
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Certificates withheld from disadvantaged South African students

Some South African universities are withholding students' qualification certificates on account of outstanding fees - in part because the universities are unwilling to implement...
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Kenyan students create app to share sexual health info on campus

Students at the University of Nairobi have created an app to help their peers easily access reliable information about sexual health and HIV, along...
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