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The new IUCEA Governing Board (2022 -2024) in a group photo taken in Bujumbura.

IUCEA General Assembly elects new members of the Governing Board (2022-2024)

Bujumbura, Burundi, 10th July, 2022 : The 13th General Assembly of Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) has elected new members of the IUCEA Governing Board and Prof. Calixte Kabera, Vice Chancellor, East African University, Republic of Rwanda as the Chairperson, for two years (2022-2024). 

The General Assembly, which is the highest policy making organ of IUCEA, is comprised of Vice Chancellors and Principals from Member Universities, representatives of Ministries responsible for Higher Education and representatives of the Private Sector from EAC Partner States.  

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Rais wa Zanzibar Mhe. Dkt Hussein Mwinyi ikitoa hotuba yake wakati wa ufunguzi wa siku ya kiswahili duniani Unguja, Zanzibar.

“Ongeza jitihada za kuimarisha lugha ya Kiswahili,” nchi za Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki zashauriwa

Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th July, 2022: Maelfu ya wazungumzaji wa lugha ya Kiswahili toka Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki wamewaomba wakuu wa nchi za Jumuiya, kuongeza jitihada za kuiimarisha lugha ya Kiswahili na kubuni mbinu bora za kukuza na kuiendeleza lugha hii. 

Wito huo ulikaribishwa na Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi, Zanzibar, Mhe. Dkt Hussein Ali Mwinyi, aliyekuwa mgeni wa rasmi katika hafla ya  kuadhimisha Siku ya Lugha ya Kiswahili Duniani, iliyofika kilele chake  leo, tarehe 7 Julai, 2022, Zanzibar. 

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EASTECO concludes online enterpreneurship skills training for creativity and job creation

East African Science and Technology Commission, 07th July, 2022: The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) organized a five-day virtual training workshop “Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Creativity and Job Creation” targeting university students in East Africa.

The training was conducted virtually using the EASTECO customized FLOOR platform from Monday, 27th June to Friday, 1st July, 2022.

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Naibu Katibu Mkuu  wa Wizara ya  Habari, Vijana, Utamaduni na Michezo, Zanzibar, Mhe. Hamis Said akitoa hotuba yake.

Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki yaanza maadhimisho ya Siku ya Lugha ya Kiswahili Duniani

Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th July 2022: Mamia ya wazungumzaji wa lugha ya Kiswahili kutoka bara zima la Afrika wamekusanyika Zanzibar, katika hafla ya kuadhimisha Siku ya Lugha ya Kiswahili Duniani, iliyopangwa kufanyika tarehe 7 Julai 2022.  Hafla ya maadhimisho haya hii imewaleta pamoja wahimizaji wa utumizi wa lugha ya Kiswahili kutoka nchi mbalimbali za Afrika Mashariki wakiwemo walimu na wanafunzi na wanahabari. Maadhimisho yamendaliwa na Kamisheni ya Kiswahili ya Afrika Mashariki (East Africa Kiswahili Commission) , taasisi iliyo chini ya Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki (East African Community). 

Maadhimisho ya lugha ya kiswahili yenye Kauli Mbiu: Kiswahili kwa Amani, Ustawi na Utangamano wa Kikanda yanatokana na uamuzi wa Kikao cha 41 cha Shirika la Umoja wa Kimataifa la Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni (UNESCO) uliofanyika tarehe 5 Novemba 2021. Uamuzi huo umeipa lugha ya Kiswahili kipaumbele kwa kuridhia maombi ya kuwa na Siku ya Kiswahili Duniani. Kutokana na uamuzi huo Siku ya Kiswahili Duniani itaadhimisha 7 Julai kila mwaka. 

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East African Countries adopt Regional TVET Qualifications Framework

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27th May 2022 – Countries in Eastern Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania have begun cooperation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) after adopting the Regional TVET Qualifications Framework.  

In a communique issued at the end of the meeting by Hon. Dr. Bekir Shale, the State Minister, Ministry of Labour & Skills, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Dr. Margaret Mwakima, the Principal Secretary State Department of Vocational and Technical Training, Ministry of Education, Republic of Kenya; Prof. Eliamani M. Sedoyeka, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, United Republic of Tanzania, the three countries re-affirmed their “commitment to foster regional integration by adopting the Regional TVET Qualifications Framework and Tanzania and 44 related regional occupational standards developed under EASTRIP”. 

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