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Education

Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid

Yesterday at 20:37 PM, via The Guardian

Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

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The rapid spread of Covid makes it “inevitable” that children will be infected and have their education disrupted, making a strong case for vaccinating those aged 12 and over, the government’s leading medical advisers told MPs.

Prof Chris Whitty, the...

Vaccines for Young Kids?

Yesterday at 19:23 PM, via New York Times

Some parents are hesitant to vaccinate 5-11-year-olds.

‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schools

Yesterday at 18:48 PM, via The Guardian

Parents and teachers share their views as confirmed or suspected pupil infections exceed 100,000

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Last week more than 100,000 children were absent from school in England with confirmed or suspected Covid infections, the highest number during the pandemic, according to the Department for Education.

Five parents and teachers in England...

Children in most deprived areas suffered greatest loss of learning during lockdowns – ONS

Yesterday at 17:37 PM, via The Guardian

Office for National Statistics cite internet access and less communication with teachers as factors

The youngest primary school children and those in the most deprived areas suffered the greatest loss of learning during the pandemic lockdowns that closed schools to most pupils in England, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The ONS analysis found that schools with the highest...

Pennsylvania school district reverses ban on books by authors of colour

Yesterday at 17:28 PM, via The Guardian

The Central York school board has gone back on its decision to bar a list of titles by or about people of colour from being used as educational resources

A wide-ranging ban on books in a southern Pennsylvania school district has been reversed following widespread protests and criticism.

The ban, which was implemented last October by the Central York school board, focused almost entirely on...

Kenya: Magoha Taps Murgor for Suit Challenging CBC Implementation

Yesterday at 14:51 PM, via AllAfrica

[Capital FM] Nairobi — Education cabinet Secretary George Magoha has appointed Philip Murgor to represent him in the case contesting the implementation of the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) following a petition filed by advocate Esther Ang’awa.

Namibia: Promoting San Learners’ Mental Health

Yesterday at 14:46 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Focusing on curbing high school dropout rates in the Donkerbos village of the Omaheke region, NUST Computer Science Lecturer Rosetha Kays developed a prototype mobile platform for counselling primary school learners.

Namibia: Jobless Graduate Learns New Skills At ICT Centre

Yesterday at 14:44 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] A Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduate, who is volunteering at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) rural centre at Onamishu Eengodi constituency, says she has broadened her knowledge in a field she never studied for.

Namibia: Students Lie About Parental Income to Get Loans

Yesterday at 14:27 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibian] The Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) says some applicants are using false information to try to obtain loans, including lying about the income their parents earn.

Namibia: Developed Mobile App Hopes to Curb School Dropouts

Yesterday at 13:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibia Economist] A Namibia University of Science (NUST) lecturer has developed a prototype mobile platform for counselling primary school learners, focusing on curbing high school dropout rates in the Donkerbos Village, Omaheke Region.

Uganda: Janet Puts Breaks On Transfer of Teachers

Yesterday at 11:57 AM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni, has directed the Education Service Commission to halt the transfer of secondary teachers in government-aided schools across the country.

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