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Education

Ghana:Adopt Double Intake of BECE Candidates

17 July at 16:21 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] The government has been urged to adopt a multi-track educational system in the country to ensure the enrollment of the large number of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sit for the examination annually.

Ghana:Happy Kids School Gets New Science Laboratory

17 July at 16:21 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] Happy Kids School as part of its 25th anniversary has inaugurated a modern science laboratory to enhance the teaching and learning of science in the school.

Ethiopia:What It Takes to Improve Female Students’ Education Enrollment

17 July at 15:27 PM, via All Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] In Ethiopia’s education setup, females have been largely marginalized for long (since the inception of modern education to the last few decades). As a consequence of the patriarchal socio-cultural system, female students’ had no equal right to participate in schooling.

Liberia:The Ministry of Education Should Stop Making Policies On the Fly and Arbitrarily Overturning Its Own Rules and Regulations

17 July at 13:21 PM, via All Africa

[Observer] The Ministry of Education’s abrupt overturn of its regulations barring graduation exercises for 12th grade school leavers before the official release of exam results, or for those who failed the WASSCE but passed in their respective schools, have left the public in disbelief wondering just what to make of the Ministry’s flouting of its own rules even after it had penalized some...

Malawi:20-Year Old Malawi School Without Classrooms

17 July at 11:07 AM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] It is sad and unfortunate. Barely a week after Malawi celebrated 54 years of independence, it has been discovered that there are some schools in the country which deserve not to be called such.

Country diary: metamorphosis in a museum tower

17 July at 10:59 AM, via The Guardian

Oxford University Museum: For 70 years, researchers have been watching ‘particularly hideous’ young swifts turn into long-winged angels

This glorious structure is a place rich in history. As we walked through the galleries our guide paused to show us the great oak door behind which Bishop Wilberforce confronted “Darwin’s bulldog”, Thomas Huxley, in their famous debate on evolution. We,...

Kenya:Why Students Are Cheating in Their Exams and What Can Be Done

17 July at 10:44 AM, via All Africa

[The Conversation Africa] In an attempt to curb cheating during national examinations, Kenya’s Ministry of Education has banned parents, and others, from visiting students at boarding school. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner asked Callen Nyamwange to explain what lies behind the cheating crisis at Kenya’s schools and what can be done to prevent it.

Universities outsource mental health services despite soaring demand

17 July at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Critics say shifting counselling resources into ‘wellbeing’ is perverse and dangerous when depression and suicide among students are at worrying levels

Amid mounting concern over student suicides, some universities have found a surprising solution to their long mental health waiting lists – they are reducing or outsourcing their counselling services in a move apparently designed to shift the...

Brexit, austerity, economic woe: it’s time to make private schools pay | Melissa Benn

17 July at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

The moment has come for the left to refashion our education system in a more socially just form

A fresh conversation about a very old divide is back on the political agenda. Robert Verkaik’s book Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain (note that linking verb) is currently making waves, with Andrew Marr confidently predicting that reform of private schools is “coming within a...

Nigeria:How to Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed Academically

17 July at 08:33 AM, via All Africa

[Premium Times] Pascal Mubenga, Ph.D., a teacher and Transformational Education leader, was recently appointed Superintendent of Durham Public School District, North Carolina in the United States. In this role, he leads 53 schools ranging from kindergarten to high school with a population of thirty-thousand students, three thousand teachers, and thousands of administrative employees. The Durham...

Secondary academies testing primary pupils on summer visiting days

17 July at 08:30 AM, via The Guardian

Some children turning up to see their new school have had a nasty surprise: reading and writing tests

When primary school teacher Ed Finch discovered that his son Douglas, in year 6, would be tested on his literacy and numeracy during a “transition day” at his new secondary school this term, he was outraged. “I thought it was a pretty shoddy and bizarrely unhelpful thing to do,” he...

Only 1% of children’s books have BAME main characters – UK study

17 July at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Research finds that of 9,115 titles published last year, only 4% featured BAME characters

Only 1% of British children’s books feature a main character who is black or minority ethnic, a investigation into representations of people of colour has found, with the director calling the findings “stark and shocking”.

In a research project that is the first of its kind, and funded by Arts Council...

Nigeria:Caleb British International School Students Shine in WASSCE

16 July at 17:43 PM, via All Africa

[This Day] Students of Caleb British International School, Abijo GRA-Lekki, Lagos, have excelled in the West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE)’s results, recently released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Ghana:WAEC Withholds Results of 26,434 WASSCE Candidates

16 July at 15:44 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] The entire results of 26,434 candidates who sat for the 2018 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana have been withheld, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said.

Visual history

16 July at 13:24 PM, via BBC News

Artists and historians make sure the imagery of May’s Irish abortion referendum is preserved.

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