[Namibian] The education ministry has urged parents to take more care of their daughters during holidays as most pregnancies among pupils are recorded a few months after school breaks
[Daily Trust] The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has said effort is being made to reduce the counterpart fund requirements to allow more states to access matching grants.
[Daily Trust] Long-term neglect, poor funding and corruption have reportedly ?led to the near collapse of Nigeria’s education sector and bringing to the fore several strategies been pursued by the Federal Government to revive the battered system with a view to raising quality, access and equity.
[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education has stopped just short of describing the Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State as a ghost institution and has threatened to delete it from the 2018 federal budget. Speaking at the National Board for Technical Education [NBTE] office in Kaduna, Chairman of the House Committee Aminu Suleiman expressed misgivings over...
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Students Unification Party (SUP), the oldest student-based political movement at the State-run University of Liberia (UL), has welcomed last week ruling by the Supreme Court and at same time cautioned the National Election Commission (NEC) to what they referred to as the “unconditional cooperation” of the Court’s mandate before the run-off election can be conducted.
For bibliophiles, it is tempting to buy books as presents to ‘fix’ people who don’t read – but this is snobbery of the worst kind
You’re making a list, you’re checking it twice, and your fall-back position will be a nice book or two for friends and family to unwrap on Christmas Day. Everybody loves a good book, right?
But wait. What about those who don’t read? (Take it from me, these people...
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -At least six top managers at the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) have been sent on forced leave to allow forensic investigations into the department.
[This Day] Bauchi -The Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada and its implementing partners World Health Organisation and Population Council have donated three 32-seater buses and learning materials to Bauchi state College of Nursing and Midwifery as part of efforts to ensure adequate human resource for the health sector in the state.
[Nation] Nominated MP Wilson Sossion says he will not relinquish his position as the secretary-general the Kenya National Union of Teachers.
[The Herald] Health authorities in Mashonaland West are investigating an organisation that is purportedly offering a two-week nurse aide training course at Gadzema Council Clinic.
[Guardian] Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Prof. Ismail Junaidu has warned publishers against moving unapproved textbooks into the country’s school system saying only the council has the mandate to assess and approve books for usage.
[News24Wire] Rhodes University insists the two students who were expelled for life from the university were penalised for “committing criminal acts” during a protest against gender discrimination and sexual violence in 2016 and not for their participation in the protest.
[Shabait] Ginda’e -A Digital Library service has been introduced in the Ginda’e Secondary School with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and PFDJ, report indicates.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Calls for nominated Member of the National Assembly Wilson Sossion to relinquish his position as the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General is expected to play out on Thursday during the Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) in Mombasa.
[Guardian] Administrator, Grace Schools, Gbagada, Mrs Tokunbo Edun has called on the government to give subvention to private schools to encourage them and enhance greater service delivery.
After a difficult year in higher education, the festive break is a time to reset and rethink. Here are four inspiring reads for your stocking
It’s a truth more or less universally acknowledged that universities have had it tough in 2017. Their leaders have been under fire for high pay, students have questioned whether their degrees represent value for money, and some institutions have been...
The astronomical course fees for these bloated institutions are no longer defensible. Two-year degrees would be a good move
The ice mountain is cracking. The glaciers are loosening. The greatest cultural confidence trick since the medieval monastery is dissolving. This week the universities minister, Jo Johnson, said the unsayable: the British three-year university course, virtually unchanged...
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has ruled out any negotiations in the direct supply of books to public schools saying the government will make sure every student is catered for.
The education secretary wants to stop clever children in poor areas from missing out on their potential.
Figures show the gap between poor and wealthy students going to university continues to widen.
High Storrs School wants to raise £100,000 to subsidise Latin and Classics classes for students.