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Education

Tanzania: 28% of Children Not Attending Primary School

Today at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] Last Thursday – December 12, 2019 – The Citizen published some of the findings of a study by Twaweza that largely focused upon school attendance in Tanzania, or perhaps more accurately: non-attendance by a goodly 28 percent of primary school going-age children.

How to help children go green … make their playgrounds edible

Today at 10:33 AM, via The Guardian

Trees for Cities, one of the four groups we are supporting in the 2019 charity appeal, helps schools in deprived areas create inspiring green spaces• Please donate to our appeal here

Headteacher Clare Higgins was concerned when a 10-year-old student told her “something had gone wrong” during a recent lunch break. But she was quietly relieved to see the student was talking about the carrots...

A letter to… the school class I let down

Yesterday at 08:45 AM, via The Guardian

‘Hearing about the struggles you faced, I wanted to give more – but it was never enough’: the letter you always wanted to write

I was in my second year of teaching in a primary school when I met all 30 of you. I was jaded enough by my late 20s to not expect the simple, life-altering experience some of the other trainees were anticipating, but I didn’t expect to find it so overwhelmingly...

LA high schools to open sexual and mental health clinics in pioneering program

Yesterday at 02:36 AM, via The Guardian

Partnership between officials and Planned Parenthood will offer birth control, STI testing and care for anxiety and depression

Dozens of Los Angeles high schools will soon host clinics providing sexual and mental health services for teenagers as part of a wellness program that officials say is a groundbreaking model of comprehensive on-campus care.

The school-based clinics announced this week...

Academies and free schools underperform in Sats, figures show

Friday at 20:04 PM, via The Guardian

Government sees conversion to academy status as key method of school improvement

Maintained schools in England outperform academies and free schools in national exams taken at the end of year 6, and pupils in multi-academy trusts do worse average, figures show.

The data released by the Department for Education (DfE) at the end of the election purdah will be a mild embarrassment for the...

Rising number of pupils caught bringing phones into exams

Friday at 19:45 PM, via The Guardian

GCSE and A-level regulator says technology has increased opportunities to cheat

Cheating on mobile phones, cyber-attacks on schools and leaked or fake exam papers being shared on social media are among the problems that students and teachers now have to navigate, according to reports by England’s exam regulator.

Data collected by Ofqual, which oversees GCSE and A-level examinations, shows a...

Namibia: Taapopi New Nanso President

Friday at 19:05 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso), which convened its 16th Elective National Students Congress over the weekend in Otjiwarongo, elected its new executive committee members to serve for the next coming two years.

South Africa: ‘I Am Not Leaving UCT, I Am Taking UCT With Me’

Friday at 17:47 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] In bidding a fond farewell to the University of Cape Town (UCT) community after her 20-year tenure, Chancellor Graça Machel reflected on two decades as the titular head of the institution. She says she is “at peace” knowing the university continues to prioritise and make progress with addressing sensitive issues like transformation.

South Africa: ‘A Place Where Reason Triumphs Over Rage’

Friday at 17:41 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The idea of a university is under threat in South Africa today, public intellectual Professor Jonathan Jansen told graduands at the University of Cape Town (UCT) humanities graduation on Friday morning, 13 December. Jansen was awarded a Doctor of Education (honoris causa) at the ceremony and was also a guest speaker.

South Africa: ‘Go Forth and Build Wakanda’

Friday at 17:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] “In my future vision of Africa, the real ‘vibranium’ of this continent is sitting in this room. The youth of Africa is the real vibranium of our continent.”

Ghana: Street Academy to Fete 500 Students

Friday at 15:49 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] The Street Academy will tomorrow evening fete 500 students from various public schools to a special dinner at the National Theatre in Accra.

South Africa: Art, Engineering Works Win UCT Book Award

Friday at 15:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Professor Alphose Zingoni and Anna Tietze have jointly won the 2019 UCT Book Award for their works on engineering and art respectively. The award recognises outstanding publications by staff and will be presented at their faculty graduation ceremonies this week.

Zimbabwe: Students Body Gives Mnangagwa, Chamisa Ultimatum for Genuine Dialogue

Friday at 14:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[263Chat] Students movement, Zimbabwe national Students Union (ZINASU) has called on the country’s two heavy weight political actors, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to swallow their pride and have a genuine dialogue that will save the country from further collapse.

Mauritius: Fishermen Welfare Fund – 168 Scholarships Awarded to Children

Friday at 13:39 PM, via AllAfrica

[Government of Mauritius] The Fishermen Welfare Fund has awarded, yesterday, 168 educational scholarships to children of fishermen for the promotion of education within the community of Mauritius and Rodrigues. The scholarship award ceremony, organised by the Fund and the Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, was held at the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy,...

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