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Burundi:African Union Shouldn’t Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School

Thursday at 10:08 AM, via All Africa

[HRW] In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. Burundi’s Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school.

Nigeria:NGO Raises Funds for Education, Welfare of 1,000 Orphans

Thursday at 08:31 AM, via All Africa

[Leadership] An Abuja-based non governmental organisation (NGO), Golden Grace International, has organised a fund raising dinner/award night to raise funds for about 1,000 orphans, indigent, handicapped and destitute children in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Campaigners criticise delay in updating sex education curriculum

Thursday at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Changes will not be made compulsory at schools in England until September 2020

Campaigners have criticised delays to the introduction of a new sex and relationships curriculum that will now not be made compulsory in schools in England until September 2020.

According to draft guidance published on Thursday, pupils are to be given lessons on consent and LGBT issues as part of government efforts...

Why do black male graduates earn £7,000 less per year than their white peers?

Wednesday at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Black men face many barriers when it comes to finding a well-paid job. But the truth is that racism cannot be overcome by amassing more qualifications

‘Education, education, education” is a common refrain that black young people hear from family and community members. Work hard in school, go to university and graduate into a better life than the previous generation. Education is meant to be...

South Africa:As Third Term Begins, the Crisis of Broken Schools Remains Unresolved

Wednesday at 15:19 PM, via All Africa

[Daily Maverick] Makangwane Secondary School in Limpopo is in such a derelict condition that in January 2018, a classroom’s corrugated iron roof blew off and nearly injured pupils. The Department of Education admitted that the school is “uninhabitable”, yet took no action to improve it. With schools reopening now for the third term, pupils are being taught in mobile classrooms that have only...

South Africa:Exams Postponed At Fort Hare

Wednesday at 14:10 PM, via All Africa

[GroundUp] Mid-year exams at the University of Fort Hare have once again been halted by students. On Tuesday exams were supposed to resume, but students chose not to write while university staff remain on strike and there is a police presence on the East London campus.

Ethiopia:Graduates in the Eve of New Beginning

Wednesday at 13:49 PM, via All Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] The surrounding and premises of Gondar University stuffed with thousands of invited guests who carried bunches of flowers, cameras, video cameras and artistically wrapped gifts. The guests flocked from different parts of the country to attend the special momentous occasion of their closest and nearest ones’-graduation rites.

Ethiopia:Ministry to Revise the Content of Civics Education

Wednesday at 13:49 PM, via All Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of Education said that it is going to revise the contents of Civics and Ethical education in a bid to add concepts that advocate peace, tolerance, and multiculturalism.

Where are the black scientists, artists and thinkers in university syllabuses?

Wednesday at 12:29 PM, via The Guardian

Degrees focusing on blackness should become more of a priority if we are to build a truly inclusive society

What do you think of when you hear the word “black”? Do you think of a colour? A race? A culture? A movement? There are many different ways of interpreting “blackness”, prompting the question: is it a concept worth studying?

Although there is a tradition of “political blackness” in the...

Namibia:4 000 Pregnant Teens Drop Out of School

Wednesday at 11:08 AM, via All Africa

[Namibian] OVER 4 000 girls dropped out of school in Namibia due to pregnancy in 2016, Popular Democratic Movement parliamentarian Jennifer van der Heever revealed at a public hearing on the impact of teenage pregnancies held at Keetmanshoop yesterday.

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