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Boosting connectivity in African universities: a lofty ideal, but doable

Boosting connectivity in African universities: a lofty ideal, but doable

CONNECTING African universities to high-speed internet can help drive the development of digital skills and capabilities. This would also benefit secondary schools and technical and vocational colleges. WILLIE TAFADZWA CHINYAMURINDI, Professor, University of Fort Hare A strong argument has been made, that improving connectivity should be viewed as a priority infrastructure investment. The World Bank published a report last year pointing out the drawbacks of poor connectivity. It noted that the lack of affordable and high-speed broadband for African universities was the main barrier to the use of technology in education and research. And it prevented African faculty and students…
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