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THURSDAY, 09 JULY 2020, 16:07

Education

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?’

Botswana: Over 1,700 Temporary Teachers Hired

Today at 09:52 AM, via AllAfrica

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone — The Ministry of Basic Education has employed a total of 1 756 temporary teachers to ensure adherance to COVID-19 protocols.

Rwanda: Data Management System to Expedite School Feeding Support

Today at 09:47 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Times] A school data management system that has started being used in public and private schools is expected to address the issue of delays in disbursement of the Government financial support to schools, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said.

Nigeria: First Full-Time Online School for Children Launched

Today at 09:39 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] As parents all over the world continue to embrace online schooling as the only learning option for their children since the lockdown, an international full-time online school, Mind Smith, has launched in Nigeria.

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