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Ampleforth inquiry finds alleged serious abuse against pupils in last 10 years

Friday at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Allegations about monks and staff at North Yorkshire private school were shared with Charity Commission

An inquiry into the running of a prestigious private school said it uncovered a string of “serious abuse allegations” committed against pupils by monks and staff within the last decade.

The Charity Commission’s report found “significant weaknesses” in the safeguarding, governance and...

UK universities face growing struggle to recruit international students

Friday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Applications for sponsored visas have plummeted since new restrictions brought in, raising financial fears

UK universities face financial turmoil as figures from the Home Office show plunging numbers of international students applying for courses starting in the next academic year.

Applications for sponsored study visas have fallen by 40%, suggesting the visa restrictions applied by the...

South Africa: Thinking Aloud – What Happens When Children Read for Pleasure in Classroom Clubs

Friday at 06:47 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Conversation Africa] Every five years, the international Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provides an assessment of how well grade 4 learners around the world read for meaning. And every time South Africa participates, the results are shocking. In the 2021 survey, more than 80% of South African fourth-graders weren’t able to make sense of what they were reading in...

Keir Starmer on collision course with unions over public sector pay

Thursday at 23:30 PM, via The Guardian

PM tells unions to prepare for disappointment despite warnings of a crisis in staffing and recruitment

Keir Starmer is on a collision course with unions after playing down the chance of real-terms pay increases for public sector staff in negotiations, prompting widespread warnings of a crisis in recruitment and staffing.

While Downing Street is not ruling out some above-inflation settlements,...

Nigeria: ASUP Gives FG 15-Day Ultimatum Over Scheme of Service for Polytechnics

Thursday at 18:50 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Kaduna – Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria have flayed a “contentious document” titled “Scheme of Service for Polytechnics by the National Board for Technical Education ( NBTE), alleging that it lacked inclusive stakeholder input, particularly from their union and stakeholders in the polytechnic sector.

Africa: Education, Health and Infrastructure Facing Demographic Challenges

Thursday at 17:54 PM, via AllAfrica

[allAfrica] On the occasion of World Population Day celebrated this Thursday, July 11, 2024, Dr. Cheikh M. Faye, Regional Director of the West Africa Office of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and concurrent Director of CountDown 2030, granted an exclusive interview to AllAfrica.

South Africa: UCT’s Siyaphumelela Network Bags Kresge Foundation Grant

Thursday at 17:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Siyaphumelela network has received funding from the Kresge Foundation to kickstart the third iteration of the programme. The Siyaphumelela initiative aims to amplify post-secondary student success at institutions across South Africa.

Eritrea: Vocational Training for 93 Youth in Fanko

Thursday at 17:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[Shabait] Barentu — Vocational training, in collaboration with the office of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students and health and education institutions, has been provided to 93 youth in the Fanko administrative area, Teseney sub-zone.

Liberia: Curbing ‘Hooliganism’ At UL

Thursday at 17:10 PM, via AllAfrica

[Liberian Observer] Maybe enough is now enough, or enough should be enough. The Student Unification Party (SUP) at the University of Liberia (UL) has had its way far too long to the annoyance of many Liberians and some members of the university’s administration and staff.

School heads urge Labour to continue funding national tutoring scheme

Thursday at 14:33 PM, via The Guardian

Programme due to close after its launch four years ago to help children in England catch up after Covid crisis

Ministers are being urged to find new funding to save thenational tutoring programme, which is due to close this week four years after it was launched to help children in England catch up after the Covid crisis.

Headteachers say the NTP has had a hugely beneficial impact on many...

High court allows two UK universities to remove Gaza protest camps

Wednesday at 17:32 PM, via The Guardian

Officials at Nottingham and Birmingham can evict student activists after judge ruled human rights were not affected

Two universities have been permitted to clear student encampments from their campuses, after a judge said protesters had “no prospect” of showing that their human rights would be affected.

Nottingham and Birmingham universities had sought to remove the student encampments – set...

School can be brutal. Congratulations to anyone who has just made it through another year | Adrian Chiles

Wednesday at 15:57 PM, via The Guardian

Day after day, week after week, term after term, the challenges keep coming. Even at primary school, I realised this was outrageous

How does anyone survive their schooldays? I mean, nearly everyone does, obviously, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t count as one of life’s great achievements. The happiest days of your life? For some of us, maybe. For a few others, the worst of days. But...

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