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Education

Britain to donate £90m to global fund for war-zone education

Yesterday at 23:30 PM, via The Guardian

Boris Johnson to announce donation at G7 and urge fellow leaders to spend more of their aid budget on schooling

Britain will contribute £90m to a global fund that provides schooling for children in conflict zones, Boris Johnson will announce at the G7 summit on Sunday.

Education Cannot Wait is a global fund established in 2016: it is based at Unicef and overseen by a steering group chaired by

‘Easier’ exams offered by private schools smooth pupils’ entry to top universities

Yesterday at 22:35 PM, via The Guardian

Russell Group members admit they treat less-rigorous IGCSEs the same as new, harder GCSEs

Top universities are giving privately educated children an unfair advantage by not differentiating between the rigorous GCSEs compulsory in the state system and less demanding exams taken in many fee-paying schools, MPs and educationists said last night.

Just days after GCSE results day last Thursday,...

If you’re heading for university, which account can you bank on?

Yesterday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

There are a lot of tempting offers. We look at the best deals from freebies to overdrafts

Heading to university in September? HSBC has been named as the best bank for students by MoneySavingExpert, with Nationwide and Santander following closely behind.

HSBC gets the thumbs up for the free £100 it gives students opening a new account by the end of this year, plus the £1,000 interest-free...

Liberia: Big Within Store for AP While Proposed Changes for the KOMMET Reasoning

Friday at 16:13 PM, via All Africa

[New Republic] Big within store for AP While proposed changes for the KOMMET Reasoning Test have received lots of publicity and are becoming closely administered by moms and dads, advisers, test prep corporations and college-bound students, the faculty Board’s change of the Leading-edge Placement (AP) program have not received pretty much as much particular attention.

Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations

Friday at 14:41 PM, via The Guardian

Institution believed to first British university to set up restorative justice scheme

Glasgow University has completed a “bold, historic” move to atone for its historical links to the transatlantic slave trade by paying £20m in reparations.

It signed an agreement with the University of the West Indies to fund a joint centre for development research, at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday morning.

South Africa: Youth in Distress Equipped With Job Skills

Friday at 13:47 PM, via All Africa

[SAnews.gov.za] Ally Seerang used to steal anything made of metal and sell his loot to feed his drug addiction. Today, Seerang is using the same metal to support his family after taking part in an artisan training programme.

Ghana: Ya-Naa Honours Gnasba and Fan Milk

Friday at 13:43 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] Ya-Naa Abukari Mahamadu II, the King of Dagbon Traditional Area has honoured Ghana National Scholarship Beneficiaries Association (GNASBA) and Fan Milk Limited for their strong partnership in promoting sanitation and afforestation countrywide, of which 126 districts in 13 regions have benefited from such dispensation.

Ghana: Parents Urged to Use Local Language As Foundation for English Language Proficiency

Friday at 13:43 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] The Municipal Director of Education for La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly, Mrs Bernice Addae has urged parents to cultivate the habit of speaking more local language at home with their children at the basic school as a foundation to satisfy the desire for their children to speak fluent English Language.

Ghana: Let’s Weed Out Dubious Caterers From School Feeding Programme

Friday at 13:31 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] THE Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison on Monday, warned caterers and people involved in the School Feeding Programme to desist from inflating figures of beneficiaries of the programme.

Nigeria: Ganduje’s Free Education Society

Friday at 12:23 PM, via All Africa

[Daily Trust] One of the major policy proclamation made by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje after securing his second mandate in office is the declaration of Free and Compulsory Education Policy in the state. Subsequently, strings of measures were introduced aimed at exploring ways of implementing the policy with a view to confronting the various problems weighing against functioning of the sector.

‘I had given up hope, but studying counselling kept me alive’

Friday at 10:30 AM, via The Guardian

I felt less than human until I was given a second chance. University has made me stronger, hungrier and more confident

Before I became a student, I felt less than a human being and had almost given up hope. But being given a scholarship was like the appearance of a candle, burning bright to lead me out of the darkness: studying counselling at university has kept me alive.

I was born in Ghana...

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