Monday, September 19, 2005

US$200 million pledged for African universities -

Full SciDev.Net article:

"Six major US foundations have pledged US$200 million to strengthen higher education institutions in seven African countries.

"The money will be spent over the next five years in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

"Part of the initiative is an effort to dramatically increase access to the Internet in universities there.
The commitment signals the re-launch of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, set up in 2000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford, MacArthur, and Rockefeller Foundations."

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