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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:45


Tanzania:Sky Is the Limit for Dodoma University

Tuesday at 13:01 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] Dodoma -THE newly appointed University of Dodoma (UDOM) Vice Chancellor, Prof Egid Mubofu has promised conducive environment for more research at UDOM to enhance its status as a centre of excellence that offers value added training.

BAME teachers are still marginalised in a system that refuses to change | Allana Gay

Tuesday at 12:47 PM, via The Guardian

In 1985, a major report found that ethnic minorities were under-represented in teaching. Little has changed since

Five years ago, I was a successful schoolteacher and had been head of department for many years. I wanted to move into a senior leadership role but there was no support for me to do so. Before I had become head of department, I was tapped on the shoulder, told I was ready and given...

‘Teaching faces a recruitment challenge, but it will come back around. It has to’

Tuesday at 12:18 PM, via The Guardian

Young people will return to the profession once teachers are given greater autonomy and fairer rewards, says UCL’s Caroline Colon

The significant difference between a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and some school-based routes is you’re not thrown in at the deep end; this is not a sink or swim model. It’s a course that provides the opportunity to read and reflect while also...

South Africa:You Better Go Back! Xenophobia At South Africa’s Universities

Tuesday at 10:09 AM, via All Africa

[Daily Maverick] The death of Tanzanian University of Johannesburg student Baraka Leonard Nafari potentially marks the first known violent xenophobic attack on a South African university campus. However, research shows that African students in South Africa routinely face xenophobic sentiment. By LAURA FREEMAN and JENNY LEE.

Tanzania:Tanzania Is Working On Basic Education for All Youth

Tuesday at 09:53 AM, via All Africa

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has revealed its plan to establish Qualifying Test (QT) centers in every district across the country targeting to accommodate adolescent school dropouts, especially girls.

Nigeria:Experts Canvass Anti-Grazing Laws, Ranching, Nomadic Education

Tuesday at 09:44 AM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Benin City -Academics and other stakeholders have called for enactment of anti-open grazing laws in all the 36 states as a proactive measure. They equally urged massive campaign to encourage private ranches and development of a workable formal education for nomads.

‘It was heartbreaking’: Family wins tribunal after special needs pupil excluded

Tuesday at 09:41 AM, via The Guardian

Mother tells of academy that seemed to care more about its behaviour policy than her son’s education

One of Natasha Damiral’s proudest moments was when her son Hayden appeared in the lead role of Oliver in his final year play at primary school.

Things had not always been easy for Hayden. He suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy and autism traits, and had spells...

Kenya:Exam Report Shows Why Schools Flopped in KCPE

Tuesday at 09:06 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] Details of how all the country’s 26,000 primary schools performed in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination have been released.

Blame the ‘macho leader’ cult for education’s shocking gender pay gap | Danny Dorling

Tuesday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

For years schools have been sending pupils the message that women are worth less than men. It’s our moral duty to fix that

The cult of the macho “strong leader”, which dominates education, has been damaging in so many ways. I always seem to be reading fatuous accounts of the apparently super-human workloads of our academy trust principals and university presidents. They rise at 5am to lead...

University regulator is ‘Office for State Control’, say critics

Tuesday at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

Toby Young email sparks fears university leaders are already kowtowing to new Office for Students

University leaders this week described the government’s new regulator, the Office for Students, as the “Office for State Control”, warning it would prove disastrous for higher education and was “dangerous for democracy”.

The OfS is already mired in controversy thanks to the short-lived appointment...

Nigeria:Islamic Group Rejects WAEC’s ‘Adjusted’ Timetable

Tuesday at 06:59 AM, via All Africa

[Premium Times] The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the amendment made to the timetable for the 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), saying it would only be satisfied if the Islamic Jumat prayer time is kept free throughout the examination.

Allowing shorts at a Catholic girls’ school is sensible and without hidden intent | Rebecca Dargie

Tuesday at 05:47 AM, via The Guardian

Teaching girls they are not defined by gender may seem radical for ultra-conservative parents and commentators, but it’s the only way forward

Demands for the resignation of a school principal by a conservative section of its parent community have been gleefully reported by the defenders of education in the rightwing press.

The spat at Santa Sabina, a Catholic girls’ school in the Sydney...

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