Nigerian emerges world scrabble champion

Jighere Wellington of Nigeria on Sunday morning emerged the new Scrabble champion of the world after defeating Lewis Mackay 4-0 in a Best of Seven series in Perth Australia. The duel which was monitored online by the News Agency of Nigeria kicked off at 2 a.m. Nigerian time with the winner set to emerge after

How Much Do South African Universities Profit?

Police are clashing with South African university students protesting against proposed tuition hikes for 2016 that could raise fees by as much as 11.5 percent, Time reports. Demonstrations began at the University of the Witwatersrand last week, and quickly spread to other camouses including Stellenbosch, Rhodes and University of Cape Town, according to a report in BusinessTech. These

Ghana plans to remove English as a medium of instruction in schools

Ghana has announced a bold plan to eliminate English as the medium of instruction in its schools. The country’s Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, laid the blame mostly on the inability of the educated working class to develop the nation to the language used in teaching them in schools,GhanaWeb reported. Prof. Agyeman,


A twenty-four year old Nigerian, Bobai Ephraim Kato, has built a fully functional artificial intelligence robot for his final year project at the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) in Sri Lanka. While he developed an interest in computing and technology early,  initially he wanted to be a doctor. After his secondary school education in 2009,


Decades ago, Africa barely comes to mind when thinking tech and innovation, but over time, the continent has gradually and steadily grown to be the home of some of the world’s best tech advancement and innovations with countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa taking the lead. In Nigeria, the technology ecosystem has not

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015 RESULTS

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015, based on the theme of ‘A Young Commonwealth’, met with a record response. The Royal Commonwealth Society received more than 13,000 entries from over 600 schools in 49 Commonwealth countries and territories. Both the Senior and the Junior judging panels were impressed by the quality of the entries. This

School For African Tech Geniuses Pays Students To Learn

Andela is an African coding school startup that has essentially flipped higher education on its head, paying Africa’s best and brightest tech students to learn, then finding jobs for them — mostly at U.S. companies. Large companies like Microsoft could do in-house training but the process is time-consuming and drains the more skilled workers, hence