The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.
Critics say UCL research calls into question government’s plans to expand selective state education
Grammar school pupils gain no social or emotional advantages by age 14 over children who do not attend a selective school, a study suggests.
The research by University College London (UCL) is the latest to call into question the government’s plans to expand selective state education, which have...
Figures show one in four of colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017
Oxford’s glacial progress in attracting students from diverse backgrounds has been revealed in figures showing that more than one in four of its colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017.
Several of the most prestigious colleges,...
How a commitment to widening access has led to a rise in admissions of state school pupils
While many Oxford colleges struggle to admit a diverse range of undergraduates, Wadham College stands out as showing what can be done when a college’s leadership and governing body are committed to the cause of widening access.
While some colleges such as Mansfield, Somerville, St John’s and Lady...
The lingua franca of the ‘establishment’ is now only spoken by a tiny fraction of the population – although the RP tinges of my own accent often proved beneficial
People often talk about the English language as if it is a thing to keep pretty – a petticoat that might be sullied by the spread of glottal stops, text-speak or slang. The latest to weigh in is the writer and critic Jonathan...
[Vanguard] Ado -EKITI–FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd), yesterday, commended the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD, saying it is a citadel of learning that has brought respect to the academic image of the country at the global scene.
After one writer shared an inspirational reconnection, we’d like to hear from you about the teachers that made a difference
American poet Robert Frost liked to think of himself not as a teacher but as an “awakener” – it’s an idea you might recognise if your teacher kindled an interest that would go on to shape your life. Teachers can stay with us long after our school days are over,...
[New Era] Windhoek -The University of Namibia (Unam) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) hosted the inaugural conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on African Studies last week from May 17-18 at the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management.
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -Member of Parliament for Bobonong Mr Shaw Kgathi has implored parents to be on board by supporting their children in order to attain the status of good academic excellence around schools in the constituency.
South Africa:Equal Education Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations Linked to School Children As Programmes Are Halted
[News24Wire] Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer instructed Equal Education (EE) to stop operating in the province’s schools by May 22, until her department holds a meeting with the organisation, reports GroundUp.
[Addis Fortune] The debate over the education system never seems to abate as the multitude of graduates that are flooding the workplace are leaving much to be desired when it comes to skill. This flaw mainly emanates from the quality of the teachers in higher learning institutions, writes Ambessaw Assegued (email@example.com).
[Namibian] THE chairperson of the Southern African Students Union (Sasu), Thabo Moloja, has urged all southern African countries to introduce policies that would enable students to access free tertiary education.
[News24Wire] A farewell event for outgoing University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price was cut short on Monday afternoon after a group of protesters drowned out proceedings with their singing, the university said.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Dozens of secondary school exams correctors demonstrated in Khartoum on Sunday in protest against the deduction of their dues.
[News24Wire] The University of Limpopo has decided to postpone examinations scheduled for Monday as a result of disruptions by students and workers protesting over outsourcing.
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Monday cautioned the 19 states governors in the North not to imitate and implement Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed El-Rufai’s policy of sacking teachers, as it would serve them no good.
[New Zimbabwe] A former High Court judge has been dragged to court for demanding thousands of dollars from the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) after his company was granted a tender to bind results slips before it inflated figures for the work done.
[Monitor] Kampala -The government plan to take over the embattled Busoga University has hit a dead end upon discovery that the university had mortgaged its campus land and other assets for a loan.
[Nation] The Teachers Service Commission has released a guideline for the recruitment of primary school teachers.
[Nation] The ongoing transfer of students selected for degree courses could incapacitate universities that did not attract nearly half of their available spaces.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government is negotiating with China to fund a mid-level polytechnic institute in Gorongosa town, in the central province of Sofala.