In this week’s news roundup we speak about American universities that increasingly invest in video games, Peruvian universities that will offer course on combating corruption and Kenyan universities that met to create new curriculum.
American universities are investing in video games
Deseret News reports that many colleges in the USA are using e-sports for recruitment of students in the era of decreasing college enrolment.
Even though only three years ago, the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) was a group of only six institutions, today that number grew to 160-plus.
The most famous university that welcomed e-sports at the varsity is the University of Utah.
In this way, e-sports teams are trying to prove that, contrary to stereotypes, video games can contribute to successful college engagement and successful career.
Peruvian universities to offer course on combating corruption
Prensa Latina reports that eleven Peruvian universities will start teaching their students how to fight corruption. Actual cases that occurred in the last 30 years will serve as the basis.
The President of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference (CEP) and the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), Miguel Cabrejos presented the course and explained its significance.
The course should highlight the importance of combating corruption and the negative impact it can have on politics, economy, culture and society.
Planned classes will be held at 11 Catholic universities.
Kenyan universities meet to create new curriculum
Standard Media reports that 56 Deans of Kenyan faculties have met in Embu to discuss potential education reforms.
Since the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) takes root at the basic level, the decision makers were worried about the transition of learners to different educational levels.
One of conclusions from the meeting was that all stakeholders, starting from the Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) should be actively involved in the success of CBC.
Additionally, they emphasized the importance of universities, teachers and parents in the process. The University of Embu Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research and Extension Kiplagat Kotut, said:
”This time, the universities felt there was need to start preparing early.
They resolved there was need to understand what the curriculum is about and what adjustments are needed for it to be successful.”
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