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Education

Nigeria:Commission May Reduce Requirements to Access Education Fund

Yesterday at 15:38 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Nigeria:As Govt Plans to Retain Best Brains in Teaching

Yesterday at 15:36 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Nigeria:Ghost Polytechnic in Bayelsa?

Yesterday at 15:35 PM, via All Africa

[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...

Liberia:SUP Cautions NEC to Adhere to Supreme Court Mandate

Yesterday at 15:32 PM, via All Africa

[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.

This Christmas, don’t give books to non-readers

Yesterday at 15:15 PM, via The Guardian

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...

Zimbabwe:Govt Education Fund Probe Underway

Yesterday at 14:47 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Nigeria:Canada, Others Empower Bauchi College of Nursing

Yesterday at 14:35 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Zimbabwe:Nurse Aide Training Course Under Probe

Yesterday at 13:40 PM, via All Africa

[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.

Eritrea:Ginda’e – Introduction of Digital Library

Yesterday at 11:23 AM, via All Africa

[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.

Christmas books to inform and inspire your work in universities

Yesterday at 09:30 AM, via The Guardian

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...

Universities are bastions of privilege. They have to change | Simon Jenkins

Yesterday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

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...

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