National Universities Commission approves 20 new private universities (Nigeria)

Earlier this year, the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria granted 3-year provisional licenses to 20 new private universities. This bring the total number of private universities in Nigeria to 99, and the total number of universities to 193

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Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development established in Ghana

Two former colleges of the University of Education, Winneba became Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, by an Act of Parliament, Act 1026 (2020): College of Agriculture Education College of Technology Educat

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China: 13 independent colleges upgraded to higher education institutions

The Department of Development Planning of China’s Ministry of Education recently approved 13 independent colleges to be upgraded to undergraduate-level higher education institutions. Among the 13 independent colleges, 6 were merged with vocational colleg

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RV University established (India)

RV University is a state private university in Karnataka. It was established under the RV University Act, 2019 passed by the Karnataka Legislature. The university has opened its doors for 2021 admissions within three schools: School of Liberal Arts and S

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Te Pūkenga created to unify New Zealand vocational education

In 2020, New Zealand instituted a reform of their vocational education and training (VET) system to better serve hitherto under-served groups of learners, such as Māori, Pacific peoples, and learners with disabilities or special learning needs. Another g

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