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Education

Uganda:50 Government-Aided Schools Face Eviction

Today at 09:49 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 57 out of 79 government-aided primary schools under the jurisdiction of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) risk being evicted because they lack land titles, Daily Monitor has learnt.

Bullies have no place in academia – even if they’re star scientists | Anonymous academic

Today at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

My bullying supervisor damaged my mental health. But when I stood up to him, I received no support from my university

I was awarded a prestigious fellowship in 2015 and moved my family across the country to take up a postdoctoral position at a world-class biomedical research institute. Little did I know that this seemingly invaluable opportunity would set me on a dangerous path to mental ill...

The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility | John Harris

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Since 2010, more than 478 libraries have closed in England, Wales and Scotland. It’s the old Tory con: talk up advancement, then attack the institutions that make it possible

If they weren’t already here, we’d have to invent them: public spaces, crammed with books, computers and information points, where events and meetings regularly take place, and children in particular get an early taste...

Kenya:Blows Exchanged in KNUT Meeting Over Sossion’s Leadership

Today at 07:20 AM, via All Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion says he is going nowhere even as delegates attending the Annual Delegates Conference(ADC) in Mombasa exchanged blows over the issue.

‘Youthquake’ named 2017 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

A year of political change effected by young people tipped the balance of power in a shortlist including such buzzwords as Antifa, kompromat and Milkshake Duck

“Youthquake”, defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”, has been selected by Oxford Dictionaries as the 2017 word of the year.

The term saw a 401% increase in...

Teachers must never dismiss sexual harassment as ‘banter’, government says

Yesterday at 22:56 PM, via The Guardian

New guidelines for schools and colleges calls for vigilance and warns that incidents are likely to be amplified by social media

Combating sexual harassment and violence among pupils requires teachers to be vigilant on and offline, according to the government’s long-awaited set of guidelines for schools and colleges.

The advice covers responses to sexual misconduct between students, including...

Exam boards ‘in muddle’ over students challenging GCSEs

Yesterday at 20:08 PM, via The Guardian

Watchdog says some boards awarding better results despite not finding errors in the original marking

Exam boards caused a “massive muddle” this summer over students appealing against their GCSE results, according to an official report by Ofqual.

The exams watchdog’s investigation showed that some boards had awarded extra marks despite not finding errors in the original marking and that...

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Yesterday at 19:26 PM, via New York Times

A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.

South Africa:Blind Dad Raises the Roof At His Graduation Ceremony

Yesterday at 16:48 PM, via All Africa

[News24Wire] All Ornette Danse can remember about his walk across the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) auditorium stage to receive his diploma in public management is the loud and extended applause he received.

Nigeria:Nigerian Universities Need Critical Thinkers, Says U.S. Don

Yesterday at 16:16 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Warri -President, Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia, Prof. Kina S. Mallard has posited that for the nation’s universities to become global centres of excellence, they must imbibe the 21st century teaching and learning methods and collaboratively solve problems through critical thinking.

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