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TUESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2019, 15:02

Education

Kenya: Relief for Coast Schools After Ban Lifted

Today at 14:29 PM, via All Africa

[Nation] All schools that were banned for various offenses by the Coast Secondary Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) last year have every reason to celebrate after their bans were lifted.

Tanzania: Universities Should Not Be Competitors – Shein

Today at 13:45 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] HIGHER learning institutions here have been advised to strengthen collaboration among themselves and work closely with the government planning commission so as to focus on courses and programmes that are beneficial to the nation.

What to do when studying abroad goes wrong

Today at 13:19 PM, via The Guardian

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but what happens when studying in a different country isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

The year abroad is a compulsory element of most modern languages degrees in the UK. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel, make new friends, and make old ones jealous. Except my own time in Spain and Paraguay turned out to be more difficult than my final...

Nigeria: Again, FG, ASUU Talks End in Deadlock

Today at 13:11 PM, via All Africa

[This Day] Abuja -Another meeting between the federal government and striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday night ended without any agreement.

Namibia: Organisation Introduces Free Transport for Unam Students

Today at 12:21 PM, via All Africa

[New Era] Windhoek -As part of its new academic operation called ‘The Access Campaign,’ the Namibia National Student’s Organisation (Nanso) has come up with an initiative for students commuting to and from the University of Namibia (Unam) to have free transport during the registration process.

Namibia: More Tent Classrooms Expected in Khomas

Today at 12:20 PM, via All Africa

[Namibian] The Khomas regional education office has revealed that 707 pupils out of 865 have not yet been placed and that more tent classrooms are likely to be set-up to accommodate them.

Namibia: University Invites Local Coaches to Fill Vacancies

Today at 12:19 PM, via All Africa

[New Era] Windhoek -The University of Namibia (Unam) Sports Office under the Office of the Dean of Students this week advertised a cluster of coaching vacancies at its various campuses countrywide, with qualified and experienced local coaches encouraged to apply for the positions.

Ghana: Teachers Asked Not to “Sit and Teach”

Today at 10:55 AM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Kofi Ashiboe-Mensah, the Quality Assurance Officer of the Ho Technical University, has advised basic school teachers to pay attention to teaching strategies and avoid teaching while sitting down.

South Africa: The Undocumented Children Denied the Right to Go to School

Today at 10:30 AM, via All Africa

[Daily Maverick] In January thousands of children began the 2019 school year, some for the first time. Parents proudly posted photos of their children in new uniforms on social media. It was undeniably an exciting and optimistic time of year. But the same could not said for 37 children in the Eastern Cape who have been denied the opportunity to attend school because they are undocumented.

Uganda: Students Stranded As Mak Staff Strike

Today at 10:13 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Kampala -Students of Makerere University were yesterday stranded at the campus when they found empty or locked lecture rooms following the staff strike.

Nigeria: Govt Vows to End ASUU Strike

Today at 09:24 AM, via All Africa

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday promised to resolve the on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

A student’s death: did her university do enough to help Natasha Abrahart?

Today at 09:15 AM, via The Guardian

The parents of a Bristol physics student who took her own life are crowdfunding to make sure the full story is told

It began with a knock on the door. A police officer, sombre faced, saying she had tried earlier but the bell seemed to be out of order.

Natasha Abrahart, 20, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend, talented Bristol University second-year physics student, a keen musician...

Uganda: Minister Cautions Government Universities On Strikes

Today at 09:06 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Gulu -The Minister for Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, has raised complaints over numerous strikes in public universities saying they cripple the enrollment of foreign students in the country.

Should schools fill key roles with volunteers?

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

It used to be help on the cake stall. Now an academy chain is seeking an unpaid accounts assistant and a free PA

News that an academy trust founded by the Conservative peer Lord James O’Shaughnessy is advertising for unpaid volunteers to fill key roles in its two primary schools was met with disbelief and dismay by teachers earlier this month. The Floreat Education Academies Trust is looking...

Oxford scholarships should be for the poorest, not just the brightest | Scarlett Mansfield

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Oxford postgraduate degrees are among the most expensive, but there’s little financial support for low-income students

Last month, the University of Oxford confirmed its plans to establish a new postgraduate college, focused on maths, physics and life sciences. The university’s wider aim is to increase its postgraduate intake by 850 students per year by 2023.

Oxford says it is “committed to...

State education is a Cinderella service and both the Tories and Labour are to blame | Fiona Millar

Today at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

A national education service, like an NHS, should be part of a civilised country’s DNA

Here is a little fantasy to mull over as 2019 gets under way. Imagine that someone in power outlined a plan to work with the public, parents, teachers, heads and governors to establish common values for the education system.

The architects of the plan would provide extra cash to implement any changes required...

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