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WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY 2018, 05:31

Education

Lost youth

Today at 01:50 AM, via BBC News

The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.

Grammar school pupils ‘gain no social or emotional advantages’ by age 14

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

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...

Oxford faces anger over failure to improve diversity among students

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

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,...

Oxford’s Wadham College: Diversity drives standards up, not down

Today at 01:00 AM, via The Guardian

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...

Received pronunciation may be dying out – but its passing is long overdue

Yesterday at 17:29 PM, via The Guardian

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...

Nigeria:Obasanjo, Gowon Commend Abuad for Improving Country’s Education Sector

Yesterday at 15:38 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Tell us about the teacher you’d like to reconnect with

Yesterday at 14:53 PM, via The Guardian

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,...

Namibia:Conference of African Studies Inaugurated

Yesterday at 14:47 PM, via All Africa

[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:Education Advancement Responsibility for All – MP Kgathi

Yesterday at 13:33 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Ethiopia:Those Who Can Don’t Teach

Yesterday at 12:50 PM, via All Africa

[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 (assegued@anfilo.com).

Namibia:Guarantee Free Tertiary Education – Students Union

Yesterday at 12:18 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Sudan:Sudanese Exam Correctors Protest Pay Cuts

Yesterday at 10:34 AM, via All Africa

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Dozens of secondary school exams correctors demonstrated in Khartoum on Sunday in protest against the deduction of their dues.

Zimbabwe:High Court Judge, Exams Body in Results Printing Row

Yesterday at 10:13 AM, via All Africa

[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.

Uganda:Busoga University Takeover Hits Snag

Yesterday at 09:51 AM, via All Africa

[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.

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