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Education

Let’s abolish school holidays. It’ll save you feeding the children

Thursday at 13:00 PM, via The Guardian

What is the least you can get away with giving your kids for lunch at half-term before it starts looking like neglect?

Before we get going let’s accept that we all love our kids and wish only the best for the little darlings. Agreed? Good. With that established, let’s move on. Isn’t having to find something, dammit, anything to feed them across school holidays of the sort that are just...

Ghana:GNAT Appeals to MMDAs to Construct Teachers’ Bungalows

Thursday at 12:08 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to construct teachers’ bungalows in deprived communities to solve the residential accommodation problems facing them in the country.

Botswana:First Lady Stresses Education, Values

Thursday at 11:58 AM, via All Africa

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -First Lady Neo Masisi has implored young girls to take their studies seriously as education creates knowledge, builds confidence and breaks down barriers to opportunities.

Malawi:Actionaid Malawi Embraces Promoting Girls Education

Thursday at 10:10 AM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] ActionAid Malawi says is embracing in promoting the education standards of the girls in the country in older for them to be self reliant and responsible citizens of the country in the future.

Rwanda:Angolan Delegation on Study Tour

Thursday at 09:03 AM, via All Africa

[New Times] A high-level delegation from Angola, led by the Minister of Territorial Administration and State Reforms, Adão Francisco Correia de Almeida, are in the country on a study tour to learn from Rwanda’s decentralisation and other governance processes.

We need to reach children before they decide university isn’t for them | Christopher Birchall

Thursday at 08:30 AM, via The Guardian

To boost social mobility, universities need to start speaking to children from disadvantaged backgrounds at a younger age

Traditionally, universities looking to widen access have focused on secondary aged children preparing to take their next step in education. This is certainly an important moment in a young person’s life, but in many cases it may be too late to shape their decision-making....

Kenya:Kenyatta Promises Credible National Exams

Thursday at 07:35 AM, via All Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised that the government will deliver credible examinations and warned those bent on attempts to corrupt the country’s exam systems of dire consequences.

Can the language of the Vikings fight off the invasion of English?

Wednesday at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Icelandic has retained its literary vigour since the Sagas, but TV and tourism are a growing threat

“Coffee and kleina,” reads a large sign at a roadside coffee shop by one of the main roads in Reykjavik. Not so many years ago, such a billboard would simply have read: “Kaffi og kleina” – in the language of the Vikings, the official language of Iceland.

It is a privilege of the few to be able to...

Science Fair review – riveting lessons from the smartest kids in school

Wednesday at 15:00 PM, via The Guardian

This sharp, refreshing documentary charts the fortunes of high-school students in the unashamed pursuit of excellence

This National Geographic documentary is a really watchable, distinctly enjoyable account of America’s annual International Science and Engineering Fair, a gigantic competition open to high-school science students from all over the globe. At the annual final in Los Angeles, 1,700...

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