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MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2020, 23:48

Education

Uganda: Bwesigye Bent On Educating Disadvantaged Children

Today at 18:33 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] Elinorah Bwesigye is an 85-year-old farmer from Ruganda Nakinengo Parish, in the hilly areas bordering Kanungu and Rukungiri districts. Even though she was not lucky enough to go to school, she is passionate about education and is working towards ensuring that as many children as she can support get a chance to go to school.

Kenya: Magoha Warns School Heads Over Extra Charges

Today at 15:01 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] The Ministry of Education has barred principals from charging extra school fees, saying the government has abolished the levies, potentially bringing relief to thousands of overburdened parents.

Liberia: Liberia Gets First Female Maritime Educator

Today at 14:44 PM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Mrs. Sherif obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Maritime Education and Training in 2019 from the World Maritime University in Sweden to become the first Liberian woman to achieve such feat.

Liberia: Verification of Credentials of Higher Education Instructors Underway

Today at 14:32 PM, via AllAfrica

[Observer] The National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) and the Credential Evaluation Verification and Educational Services (CEVES) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to verify credentials of instructors in various institutions of higher learning across the country.

South Africa: Committee Wants Urgent Action On School Safety

Today at 14:26 PM, via AllAfrica

[SAnews.gov.za] The Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports and Arts and Culture has called on the Basic Education Department, school principals and educators to ensure that all school safety measures, especially during after-school activities, are strengthened and upheld.

Zimbabwe: $100m Loan Facility for Students

Today at 14:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Tertiary students can now access $90 million in loans to pay fees from the beginning of this semester, while an additional $10 million will be released next month.

Malawi: Malawi Teachers Launch Nationwide Strike Over Pay

Today at 14:01 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nyasa Times] Public primary and secondary school teachers have started an indefinite, nationwide walkout to force government to pay them their December 2019 salaries., especially those who were removed from the payroll for failure to submit their National IDs.

Sudan: 800 Nuba Children Can Resume Their Education Thanks to UNICEF, WFP

Today at 11:55 AM, via AllAfrica

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -During the joint UN-Sudanese government visit to the rebel-held area of Kauda in South Kordofan on January 9, the UN Children’s Agency (Unicef) and World Food Programme (WFP) distributed education supplies that will allow 800 children to resume their learning.

Ghana: New Year School Ends

Today at 11:49 AM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] The country’s accumulated pension funds can be used to facilitate domestic financing for developmental projects under the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Hayford Atta Krufi has said.

Sierra Leone: 7 More Districts Added to the School Feeding Programme

Today at 11:37 AM, via AllAfrica

[Concord] Minister of Basic and Secondary Education yesterday disclosed that government was now working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide quality school feeding programme to 7 additional districts of Bo, Kenema Kailahun, Pujehun and other parts of the country.

Eritrea: Training to Youth in Civil Service

Today at 11:11 AM, via AllAfrica

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in the Central region organized training for 100 youth in the civil service from various ministries and national organizations on administration and leadership.

Cameroon: Teachers Protest, Seek Reinstatement of Corporal Punishment Amid Rising Violence

Today at 10:44 AM, via AllAfrica

[VOA] Cameroon teachers are protesting what they say is growing violence against them by both students and their parents, and the teachers are urging the government to protect them and reinstate corporal punishment. The teachers say the absence of corporal punishment is encouraging abuse of teachers. This week, several attacks on teaching staffs were reported, including one in which a teenage...

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