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African Politician Awut Deng Acuil Makes History As First Woman to Lead a South Sudan University

For the first time ever, a South Sudan university’s governing body will be led by a woman. Awut Deng Acuil — who is currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions for the Government of South Sudan — will serve as the head of the council at the University of Bahr El-Ghazal, Face2Face Africa shares from a BBC report. News of Achuil’s appointment was reportedly announced during a presidential decree that was read on the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, the national broadcaster. Acuil, who is no stranger to making history in her country, also previously became the first woman to serve as South Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, according to Face2Face Africa . A report from PaanLuel Wël shared that from 2005 to August 2019, Acuil held several high positions in the country’s government including Presidential Advisor on Gender and Human Rights, Minister of Labor, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Minister of Humanitarian and...

Nov 24, 2020

'Year of Return' Founder Announces Digital University for Tech in Ghana

Ghana is staying ahead of the curve with its newest educational institution. Chief Nana Obokese Ampah, founder and CEO of the Year of Return Legacy Project and The Asebu Pan African Village Project , has announced the launch of the Obokese University of Excellence , a school dedicated to leadership and technology. The new institution — set to launch in September of this year — plans to operate at the intersection of e-commerce and prioritize several elements including education, leadership, engaging cultures, history, technology, and tourism. According to the university’s website : “The Obokese University of Excellence endeavors to support an educational transformation designed to develop students, youth and adults who have internalized the traditional character traits of ‘aso-dzi’ (those who possess exceptional skills, talents and abilities, together with, a deep abiding African consciousness to further the national spirit embodied in the concept of Ubuntu).” Obokese University...

May 18, 2020

How Your School’s Alumni Network Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career

Whether you’re a current college student or you graduated years ago, you have access to a wide network of alumni who attended the same school as you. By tapping into alumni networks, you could make valuable connections, learn from experts and even get your foot in the door at a prospective employer. So how can alumni help students jumpstart their careers? And what steps can you take to make the most of alumni networks? Here are five ways to connect with fellow graduates of your alma mater (even as you figure out what career is right for you ): Set up a meeting with your career or alumni services office Join online alumni groups Introduce yourself over email Attend local alumni meet-ups and events Set up informational interviews or shadow days Got help from your alumni network? Don’t forget to pay it forward 1. Set up a meeting with your career or alumni services office Colleges offer a wealth of free resources to students and alumni , including career and alumni services. If you’re...

Jan 24, 2020