• December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi
    December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi

CAPA December 2016 International Conference in Lilongwe, Malawi

The CAPA December 2016 Conference in Lilongwe was organised in collaboration with the Malawi Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development; the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority, Malawi and Malawi TVET institutions.

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Call for Papers - CAPA SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL (CAPA-SJ)

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Welcome to The Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities
and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA)

The Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) is a Pan-African organisation with its secretariat located at The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi. CAPA was established following a resolution of the 7th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers that was held in Accra, Ghana in March 1977, with a mandate to support professional and skills development and to promote policy advocacy in favour of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) >>Read More
 

CAPA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENT OF NAME

The CAPA organisation, hitherto known as the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa, recently announced the amendment of its name to the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa. According to a release by the association’s Secretary General, Dr. Olubunmi Owoso, the decision was taken at the conference held in December 2015 in Kumasi, Ghana, following the resolution of the CAPA Executive Board..

The Board had noted the conversion of some polytechnics into technical universities and the on-going process of transformation in a few other member countries. In order to underscore the inclusiveness of the ensuing technical universities in the association, the conference endorsed the amendment of the name of the association to “Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa,” while the acronym remains as CAPA. However, conference urged the member countries to put in place appropriate polices and legislations that would allow smooth transition of the identified polytechnics to technical universities or universities of technology, including accreditation of existing programmes by respective professional bodies, without losing focus on their core mandates as institutions that are expected to produce skilled technical manpower for the world of work and to spur technological / industrial development in Africa.

STANDARD GROUP unveils Technical Training Journal

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DR. R. MASIKA, PRINCIPAL OF ARUSHA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, TANZANIA, IS ELECTED DEPUTY CHAIR FOR AFRICA

Delegates representing 31 countries gathered in Winnipeg, Canada on May 27, 2015 to attend the Annual General Meeting of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). For the first time in the Federation’s history, some members were also able to participate at the AGM by video conference. The Board Chair, Denise Amyot, delivered the WFCP Annual Report..>> Read More


GUIDE TO GLOBAL TERTIARY EDUCATION

In the increasingly global society and economy, education and training beyond customary compulsory primary and secondary education has become essential to a nation’s competitiveness and the standard of living of its people.  The need to open the doors of higher or further education beyond the relatively limited enrolment in elite and selective universities has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are generally less expensive, more accessible, more flexible, and tied closer to business and industry.  >> Read More

Matiang’i urges African states to adopt a common curriculum

 - Courtesy of The Star

Education CS Fred Matiang’i wants all Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes in Africa to develop a common curriculum. He said these institutions should jointly train and develop capacity to maximise opportunities across the continent. Matiang’i called for heads of all African colleges to review their curriculums to meet the current market demands and carry out extensive research. He said most African countries have a system that focuses on white-collar jobs that fail to meet the needs of the labour market. “­ The curriculum should be skill-based,” Matiang’i said. He spoke during the opening of the International Commonwealth Association of Technical University and Polytechnics in Africa conference at Pride Inn Hotel, Mombasa. >> Read More