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THURSDAY, 09 JULY 2020, 19:10


Sunak’s jobs plan must be backed by childcare funding, say MPs

Today at 17:56 PM, via The Guardian

Chancellor declined to offer financial help to nurseries in summer statement

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MPs have issued a fresh plea to Rishi Sunak to offer more financial support to the struggling childcare sector, after he failed to take action in Wednesday’s summer statement.

The chancellor declined to offer more financial help to nurseries and other...

Gavin Williamson to ditch target of sending half of young people in England to university – video

Today at 17:35 PM, via The Guardian

Gavin Williamson has criticised the idea of wanting half of all young people to go on to higher education. The education secretary said he wanted to see a revolution in further education and vocational training in England and challenged the ‘inbuilt snobbishness about higher being somehow better than further, when really, they are both just different paths to fulfilling and skilled...

Welsh minister: all pupils will be at school in September

Today at 17:26 PM, via The Guardian

State schools will be fully open with only limited social distancing within classes

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All state school pupils in Wales are set to return to classrooms on 1 September and will be taught within “contact groups” of around 30 children, with only limited social distancing.

The scientific group advising the Welsh government has recommended...

Sudan: South Darfur Teachers Down Chalk Over Unpaid Dues

Today at 17:18 PM, via AllAfrica

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala — On Wednesday, dozens of teachers who were appointed within the National Project for the Employment of Graduates in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, organised a vigil in front of the state Ministry of Finance in protest against the non-payment of their increased salaries for June.

Ministers to ditch target of 50% of young people in England going to university

Today at 14:37 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary sets out plans to abandon target introduced by Tony Blair in 1999

The goal to have at least half of England’s young people going on to higher education is to be “torn up” by the government, the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said, ending a policy first pledged by Tony Blair in the 1990s.

The Department for Education said Williamson “will tear up the target to...

Ghana: KNUST SHS Headmistress Interdicted Over Death of Student

Today at 14:10 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi — The Ghana Education Service (GES), yesterday interdicted the headmistress of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School (SHS), Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa.

Nigeria: Firm Offers N20m Scholarship to Varsity Students

Today at 13:08 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] HiiT, an information and communications technology (ICT) training service provider in Nigeria, will be offering scholarship worth N20 million to interested Nigerian students at the tertiary education level, designed to support students and in line with the federal government’s Covid-19 economic palliatives.

Nigeria: U.S.’s No Student Visa Policy Amid Nigeria’s Careless Approach to Education

Today at 12:52 PM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] … as for people in government, I hope they have realised that in life, you reap what you sow… With this U.S. decision not to issue visas to students whose universities have moved online, who knows whether a time will come when these countries that we run to for better, quality education will tell us to access their classes from our own country. Should we wait for that to happen...

Liberia: Student Group Wants Schools to Reopen to all

Today at 12:08 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] A group under the banner “Concerned Students Alliance” has petitioned the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education to reopen schools across the country for all students, and not only 12th graders.

Africa: World in ‘Most Unprecedented’ Disruption of Education

Today at 10:31 AM, via AllAfrica

[SciDev.Net] Nairobi — Most Sub-Saharan African countries have failed to target vulnerable learners such as students with disabilities during the COVID-19 schools shutdown, exacerbating educational inequality in the region, a UN report says.

Nigeria: Essay Competition – Unicaf Offers University Scholarships to 3 Nigerians

Today at 10:02 AM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] UNICAF Nigeria, an online degree awarding university, has offered a master’s degree scholarship to three Nigerians for winning an essay competition. The scholarship was as a result of the candidates taking part in the essay competition tagged, ‘Is online learning the future of education?’

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