COVID-19 has forced African universities to re-imagine their futures and seek out ways of adopting blended curriculums that utilize on-line learning formats but don’t entirely sacrifice classroom instruction, according to university officials brought together by the Atlanta-based IUGB Foundation for a Trans-Atlantic webinar May 20. The IUGB Foundation is an outgrowth of an historical relationship […]
While the legacy of colonialism in Africa has left divisions between countries with official European languages, the evolution of common markets and globalization are bringing them closer together, Amini Kajunju, the executive director of the foundation supporting the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) in the Francophone West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, told Global […]
As most schools get ready for summer break, the Brandon Hall School in Sandy Springs is gearing up to host students from half a dozen countries attending partner schools and to rev up its programs for future “global leaders.” The students from Africa, Asia, South America and Bermuda, the self-ruling British overseas territory, will participate […]
An Atlanta-based foundation for the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB), an innovative institution in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, which was launched in 2007 with the support of Georgia State University, seeks board members interested in serving its mission to develop the necessary resources to make the university “a center of excellence” for […]
While growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, Sarran Deigna knew that her mother had been a good student with a special facility for mathematics. “If my Mum was so good at math, I should also be a good math student,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her office at the Federal Home Loan Bank […]
After receiving Cote d’Ivoire’s highest civilian honor during a ceremony in Buckhead Oct. 8, Andrew Young reminisced about Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Africa‘s longest-serving head of state who led his country out of colonialism and served as its president from 1960 until his death in 1993.
A new Atlanta-based nonprofit with strong ties to Georgia State University has been formed to publicly assist a private university in Cote d’Ivoire committed to providing stable, affordable education for future African leaders. The International University of Grand Bassam Foundation, which gained its tax-exempt status in December, will hold an inaugural dinner featuring Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel Oct. […]
West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press, Rukmini Callimachi, is to receive the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its McGill Program in Journalistic Courage. Ms. Callimachi’s selection was made by the 2011 McGill Fellows who were impressed that she “frequently sacrificed […]