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Education

School reopenings: what can the US learn from other countries’ experiences?

Today at 16:43 PM, via The Guardian

Emerging evidence suggests those under 18 are less likely to contract coronavirus but outbreaks have occurred at schools

As the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen even as the US records daily record new infections, the experience of other countries where classes have resumed seems ever more important. So what lessons have been learned?

Is it safe?

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Somalia: Federal Government in Stand Off With Puntland Over Examination Results

Today at 15:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[Dalsan Radio] More than 1600 students who sat for their exams their final secondary school certificates in Puntland will not be given their national examination after the education minister has ruled out the government will not recognize the students who have not sat for the official standardized tests.

South Africa: UCT Student Entrepreneurs Head to National Finals

Today at 15:24 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) student entrepreneurs pulled out all the stops during the regional round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, topping three of the four categories and heading to the national final later this year.

South Africa: Parliament On COVID-19 Deaths in the Education Sector

Today at 14:47 PM, via AllAfrica

[Govt of SA] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, has expressed her sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the officials, educators, leaners and workers in the basic education sector that have passed on since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nigeria: COVID-19 – Nigerian Public University System, E-Learning As Substitute

Today at 13:06 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] Zaria — COVID-19 has not only posed an indelible mark in virtually all spheres of our lives from health care, education, big and small business enterprises, private sectors etc. for the elitist, middle, lower class workers and the unemployed, but has exposed our lack of preparedness in a continuously dynamic and technologically evolving world. The impact of COVID-19 was not only...

Uganda: Here’s How to Fix the Gap Between Education and Employment

Today at 10:45 AM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] “Success in the 21st Century isn’t about how much you know, but what you can do,” Dr Tony Lusambu Mukasa, the assistant commissioner for Primary Education quipped during a recent Stanbic Bank Education Forum themed: ” What next for Uganda’s Education System?”

Uganda: EU Says Government’s E-Learning Policy Will Fail

Today at 10:45 AM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] The e-learning proposed by government to ensure continuity of learning during the Covid-19 lockdown will fail unless a number of obstacles to digital teaching in the country are addressed, European Union (EU) and Belgium government officials have said.

Sudan: Prof. Abdallah Altayeb Remembered 17 Years On

Today at 09:41 AM, via AllAfrica

[SudaNow] With a very rare language aptitude, photographic memory, a high self-esteem that did not affect his scholarly humility in any way and , further and above, his pride about his national identity as a Sudanese. That was Professor Abdallah Altayeb, whose 17th memory his students, lovers and admirers are commemorating nowadays.

Mozambique: Education Minister Consulting On School Calendar

Today at 09:27 AM, via AllAfrica

[AIM] Maputo — The Mozambican Minister of Education, Carmelita Namashalua, on Monday guaranteed that her ministry is willing to consult on proposals to revise the school calendar for this year, and on the subjects that should continue to be taught once schools re-open.

Nigeria: New Guidelines for Reopening of Schools

Today at 09:05 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Abuja and Lagos — The federal government yesterday released new guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools without fixing a date for students to resume studies.

Is the curriculum dividing Northern Ireland’s schools along Troubles lines?

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Catholic secondaries tend to teach GCSE history module including the 1965-98 conflict but many ‘Protestant’ schools do not

“Have you heard of a guy called Tony Blair?”

The question, posed during a virtual GCSE history lesson at Magherafelt high school in county Derry, Northern Ireland, elicits a series of nods from the dozen or so pupils who have joined.

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