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Education

English test students may have been wrongly accused, says watchdog

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Home Office ‘did not have the expertise’ to check data used to accuse students of cheating

The student accused by UK of cheating at English

A government watchdog has criticised the Home Office for failing to protect students wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test that they were required to sit as part of a visa application process.

About 2,500 students have been forcibly...

‘Angry chef’ brands takeaway ban policy ‘racist’

Yesterday at 18:02 PM, via The Guardian

Anthony Warner says clearing takeaway shops from near schools is not about tackling obesity

A policy of banning takeaway food shops near schools has been branded “inherently racist” and more about gentrification than tackling obesity.

The comments were made by the food writer Anthony Warner, who calls himself the Angry Chef, at the opening session of the Hay Festival in Wales.

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‘I feel empowered and scared’: pupils speak before climate strike

Yesterday at 14:58 PM, via The Guardian

We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they said

I’m taking part on Friday because adults, and especially politicians, have not done enough to save our future. We have to get them to listen to us and believe what scientists have to say. I’m participating in a strike located in Tampere. We will get together on Sori...

Russell Group scraps preferred A-levels list after arts subjects hit

Yesterday at 14:58 PM, via The Guardian

Creative subjects will be given greater prominence on new website for students

Arts education organisations have welcomed a decision by the Russell Group of research-led universities to scrap its controversial list of preferred A-levels, after long-running criticism that it has contributed to a devaluation of arts subjects.

The group’s list of so-called “facilitating subjects”, including...

Liberia: Anti-Corruption Children’s Book Jaadeh! Translated Into Bassa Language

Yesterday at 14:56 PM, via All Africa

[Observer] Although the Bassa language is not widely taught in Liberia, it is, however, taught at Spiritan Academy, one of Monrovia’s elite schools, which sent student and faculty representatives to the official launch of Jaadeh! at the University of Liberia on 10 May. (Photo courtesy: Front Row Media Liberia)

Nigeria: Minister Directs Naseni to Begin Distribution of Science Kits to Schools

Yesterday at 14:50 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Abuja -The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to commence the distribution of science kits to selected secondary schools in all the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

South Africa: Kenya Agreement to See Teaching of Kiswahili in South African Schools

Yesterday at 13:54 PM, via All Africa

[This is Africa] Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.

Namibia: Govt to Discuss Students’ Funding

Yesterday at 12:53 PM, via All Africa

[Namibian] THE finance minsitry will hold a press conference today to discuss the situation at the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund and other issues.

Oxford poetry professor contest kicks off amid growing controversy

Yesterday at 12:31 PM, via The Guardian

Three candidates – Alice Oswald, Andrew McMillan and Todd Swift – issue campaign statements, as efforts to exclude Swift gather steam

Just weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor of poetry, with two of the country’s best known...

Gambia: NAQAA Urged to Recruit More Internal Audit Staff

Yesterday at 11:08 AM, via All Africa

[Foroyaa] Real Time Consulting (RTC), chartered certified accountants and consultants, have urged the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA), to employ more Internal Audit Staff including a Manager, for more efficiency and effectiveness.

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