March 2020

ELRC for Covid-19 Update

2020-03-30T21:58:55+02:00March 26th, 2020|Team news, Uncategorized|

Dear Colleagues and Partners
We wish to inform you that as per the national lockdown requirements for the COVID-19 in South Africa (from 26 March to 17 April 2020), that all Rhodes University Environmental Learning Research Centre staff and scholars will be working remotely until further notice. The ELRC buildings on the Rhodes University campus will, therefore, be closed. Should you have any queries, please contact Samantha Abdul on who will forward your message to the relevant person.

Curriculum review – Fort Cox Agricultural and Forestry Training Institute

2020-03-26T22:56:45+02:00March 26th, 2020|Team news, Uncategorized|

Curriculum review – Fort Cox Agricultural and Forestry Training Institute In January the VET Africa 4.0 team participated in the consultative curriculum review symposium at Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute (FCAFTI).  FCAFT is a vocational training institute which majors in four agricultural specialty areas namely Crop Production, Animal Production, Agribusiness, and Forestry offered mostly at diploma level (NQF level 6). In keeping with its curricula related policies, FCAFTI is required to conduct extensive consultations with industry stakeholders whenever curricula are developed, reviewed or updated. As such, FCAFTI is obliged to update its curricula on a yearly basis and review them every five years. The updating and review processes serve to ensure that the curricula remain relevant and responsive to the ever changing trends in the agricultural industry.  The purpose of the consultative symposium was to review curricula of the existing diploma programmes for Crop Production and Agribusiness, while at the same time help in developing a curriculum for a proposed advanced diploma programme. While consultation would have been conducted only with local stakeholders from the industry, organisers of the event sought to take advantage of a scheduled VET4.0 visit to South Africa which had potential to introduce [...]

VET Africa 4.0 Writing Retreat, Kenton-on-Sea, February 2-4

2020-03-07T09:40:45+02:00March 7th, 2020|Team news, Uncategorized|

VET Africa 4.0 Writing Retreat, Kenton-on-Sea, February 2-4  After incredible visits to Fort Cox, Fort Hare and Rhodes (other news articles to follow) with the wider VET Africa Collective, a smaller group of us spent time in the idyllic surroundings of Kenton-on-Sea, to plan future conference papers, journal articles and a project book. View to the ocean from writing retreat venue, Kenton-on-Sea As a team, we are committed to ensuring that we generate high quality outputs; that our texts are accessible as possible in cost terms; and that all members of the team have the opportunity to present at conferences and co-author journal articles. As a result of our planning, we have six conference abstracts already submitted for events this year, and several further planned. Team members are planning to be at the conferences of the Development Studies Association in Birmingham in June; the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa in Makhanda in July (hosted by the VET Africa 4.0 team at Rhodes); the European Conference on Education Research in Glasgow in August; and the British Association for International and Comparative Education in Edinburgh in September  We expect to publish at least 6 papers from [...]

November 2019

South Africa Trip

2019-12-10T16:42:01+02:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

SOUTH AFRICA TRIP The trip shall bring together the team from Uganda, UK and South Africa to exchange broadly on the various case studies under the  VET AFRICA 4.0 project and other exchange activities in Alice and Grahamstown. The trip has been programmed as follows: 25/26 January 2020 arrival in Johannesburg, internal flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth Airport. 26 January: Transportation from port Elizabeth Airport to Hogsback c/o Rhodes University. Accommodation: The Edge, Hogsback. 27/28  January:  Visit Alice and a programme of sharing and knowledge and knowledge exchange. 28th January-1st February: Grahamstown. Accommodation:  Graham Hotel. The Programme includes learning events at the Environmental Learning and research centre at the Rhodes University, and VET Africa 4.0 project meetings on methodology, data collection and design decisions. 1st February: Transportation back to port Elizabeth Airport c/o Rhodes University. All cost like flights accommodation meals and transportation shall be covered by the University of Nottingham Published by Nyeko Kenneth Project Coordinator  

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