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Kenya:TSC, Union Headed for Clash as Talks Postponed

Friday at 09:08 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] The seemingly unending spat between the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) took a new twist when the commission deferred a meeting scheduled for Friday.

Nigeria:Students Shut Oyo Governor’s Office Over Schools Closure, Tuition Hike

Friday at 09:01 AM, via All Africa

[Vanguard] Ibadan -MILD drama ensued when roads that led to Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan, en route Queen Elizabeth Road, Mokola, were, yesterday, blocked by enraged students of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, OSCATECH, Igboora; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, EACOED, Oyo, and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, protesting the prolonged closure of their...

The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

Friday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Sorting people by ‘merit’ will do nothing to fix inequality. By Kwame Anthony Appiah

Michael Young was an inconvenient child. His father, an Australian, was a musician and music critic, and his mother, who grew up in Ireland, was a painter of a bohemian bent. They were hard-up, distractible and frequently on the outs with each other. Michael, born in 1915 in Manchester, soon found that neither...

Homework for three-year-olds? They’re too young to enter the rat race | Emma Brockes

Friday at 06:59 AM, via The Guardian

I was an obedient child, and think kids should be stretched. But the amount of schoolwork my children get is unacceptable

Between the hours of 6.30 and 7.15pm nightly, we sit down in my house to do homework. This has been a surprising addition to the schedule, given that my children aren’t yet four years old. More surprising has been my enormous hostility towards it; while my daughters...

Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding | Letters

Thursday at 19:30 PM, via The Guardian

Letters from Prehistoric Society president Clive Gamble, British Academy Europe liaison chair Helen Wallace, Steve Peers and Louise Rowntree and Kelvin Appleton

How hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (‘We haven’t got a plan B’: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16...

‘The wolf of racial bias’: the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard

Thursday at 17:17 PM, via The Guardian

As a trial on alleged Asian American discrimination that may decide the fate of affirmative action plays out in Boston, both sides charge the other with racism

A trial that could eventually decide the fate of affirmative action programs in the United States is playing out in Boston as a lawsuit that alleges Harvard has intentionally and systematically discriminated against Asian Americans...

Graduation blues: how to handle the move back home

Thursday at 17:06 PM, via The Guardian

The post-university slump is real, but there are ways you can pick yourself up when you’re missing your old life

Three years of study, plus a year as a sabbatical officer on the students’ union, and here I am. A part of me never considered that this moment would actually come: after four long years at university, I’m living back at home. Returning after such a long period of freedom can be...

Malawi:Strike Paralyses University of Malawi, Students Worried

Thursday at 15:56 PM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] The sit-in by University of Malawi (Unima) support staff has left students stranded as some of the key facilities have been sealed and the students have expressed dismay that the development is going to negatively affect their studies.

Kenya:Kenya Publishers Association Disowns Flawed Textbooks

Thursday at 15:52 PM, via All Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Publishers Association has disowned books with inappropriate content reported to be in circulation in schools, saying the books have originated from neighbouring countries.

Tanzania:HESLB Vows to Pay Out All Loans in Second Phase

Thursday at 15:23 PM, via All Africa

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) has assured all loan beneficiaries that they will receive their allocations before universities open next month.

What does a rock look like? Oxford reveals sample interview questions

Thursday at 15:10 PM, via The Guardian

Annual release of interview questions comes with suggested ways of answering them

How you listen to music, what a rock looks like, and what historians cannot know about the past are among this year’s list of sample interview questions published by Oxford University.

The annual release of interview questions and suggested ways of answering them are designed to prepare aspiring students for the...

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