[Nairobi News] Life could get tougher for parents of more than 2.5 million learners in private schools in Kenya as plans get underway to ask them to pay for insurance cover for their children.
Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control – and would have a different outcome for a man in her position
Lauren Miranda’s nightmare began as a school day like any other. She was teaching math during first period at Bellport middle school on Long Island, New York, when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a nude photo going...
Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching union
One in five teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies, while nearly half say they buy food, clothes and even soap for poor pupils, according to a report charting the effects of austerity on schools.
Among the more than 4,300 teachers who responded to the NASUWT education union, 20% said...
One in five teachers buys lesson materials once a week, a survey by the NASUWT union suggests.
Secondary class sizes reaching 40-year peak compounded by funding crisis, says NEU
Secondary schools in England will see a 40-year peak in class sizes due to a sharp increase in pupil numbers compounded by the growing funding crisis, teachers’ leaders have warned.
Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), predicted that significantly more secondary...
[Guardian] Following the recent threat by polytechnic workers to embark on industrial action due to the failure of the Federal Government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the union, the chairman of Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology (COHEADS) in Nigeria, Masud Elelu said the body is not aware of the threat.
[Guardian] The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the high rate of unemployment is a result of inability of the government to create jobs and the failure of universities and allied institutions to produce creative and problem-solving graduates who could explore agricultural enterprises.
South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa – Official Handover of Enhlanhleni, Lembe and Ingweni Phaphama Primary Schools
[Govt of SA] Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official handover of Enhlanhleni, Lembe and Ingweni Phaphama Primary Schools
[Guardian] Concerned about the plight of visually impaired children, Support Hub Enrichment Centre has embarked on a free enlightenment workshop for educators and caregivers on how to manage the disability in children.
[Guardian] Time was when Federal Government Colleges (FGC) also known as Unity Schools, were the wish of every parent as far as secondary education is concerned, but the parlous state of the once famous institutions of first choice has watered down the desires.
[News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal school teacher was suspended for allegedly locking a Grade 3 pupil in a Donnybrook school classroom overnight for not doing homework, according to KwaZulu-Natal education department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi.
Other schools look to follow after Tàber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ‘highly stereotypical and sexist’
Several schools across Barcelona are considering purging their libraries of stereotypical and sexist children’s books, after one removed around 200 titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and the story of the legend of Saint George, from its library.
[Guardian] Across all social media platforms, a 26-year-old girl identified as Lizzy has been the subject of discussion after a video of her surfaced on the internet.
[New Times] Rwanda Education Board (REB) is set to take over the process of recruiting and placing teachers in secondary and primary schools, which is currently done by districts.
A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being “off-rolled”.
[Observer] All Teacher Training Institutions (TTIs) with an enrollment of less than 100 students will not be allowed to operate, the minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, has said.
[Observer] Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CCS), a 100 percent Liberian-owned school, has been admitted into the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as full member. ACSI is the largest accrediting body for International Christian Schools in the world.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Tuesday, hundreds of staff and graduates of the University of Khartoum marched from the university to the sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudan Armed Forces in Khartoum in support of the protesters and their demands.
The £87m spent on ‘gagging orders’ is part of a wider lack of transparency in the way universities handle staff misconduct
The revelation that UK universities have spent around £87m on payoffs to staff that come with “gagging orders” in the past two years has again highlighted concerns that such secretive clauses are being used to conceal the extent of harassment and bullying at higher...
[Nation] Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has asked members to boycott training on the new curriculum, that is scheduled to begin on April 23.
[Ghana Govt.] The Campaign for female education (CAMFED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to promote technical, vocational education and training (TVET) as a catalyst for socio-economic development.