Kasmira Kincaid, 25, overcame a “chaotic” home life to graduate from Corpus Christi College.
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...
Education secretary scraps England’s 50% university target and pledges new technical system.
[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.
[Ghanaian Times] The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as false the claim that its flagbearer’s running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku- Agyemang cancelled the teacher trainee allowance during her tenure as Minister of Education.
[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.
[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...
[This Day] IHS Nigeria, in partnership with TecQuest STEM Academy, will train 1000 teachers and students across Nigeria in July 2020 under its Mission-T Program.
[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.
[The Point] Mobse — Trust Bank Gambia Limited Tuesday donated 240 bottles of Dettol Liquid soap to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic in schools and in the country.
[Daily Trust] Abuja and Lagos — The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government of Nigeria will not reopen schools as earlier decided in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the country.
[Vanguard] The National Universities Commission, NUC, has engaged Nigerian foreign-based researchers on biomedical research as part of its efforts in getting a cure for Coronavirus disease in the country.
[Vanguard] by Rasheed Sobowale
[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.
[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 Daily News] Gaborone — The Ministry of Basic Education has employed a total of 1 756 temporary teachers to ensure adherance to COVID-19 protocols.
[Nation] St Paul’s University has appointed former Prof James Kombo as the new vice chancellor.
[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.
[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.
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone — The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has learnt that the Ministry of Basic Education was working on a strategy to accommodate sports in public schools without cost overheads.