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Education

Ghana: Ho West DCE Donates Gh¢3,000 to Alma Mater

Yesterday at 12:37 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] THE Ho West District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Volta Region, Mr Ernest Victor Apawu, has donated GH¢3000 to Kpedze Senior High School (KPESCO), his alma mater, in support of infrastructural development.

Ghana: Let’s Ensure Successful Limited Voters’ Registration

Yesterday at 12:37 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] The Greek philosopher and a founding father of western philosophy, Plato, said “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Liberia: BWI Crisis Deepens

Yesterday at 12:36 PM, via All Africa

[Observer] Since the indefinite suspension of Harris F. Tarnue as Principal of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), the crisis on the campus of that premier vocational and academic institution seems far from ending.

Landmarks in law: the case that shone a spotlight on domestic violence

Yesterday at 12:19 PM, via The Guardian

Kiranjit Ahluwalia’s case led to an improved judicial awareness of abused women and the concept of provocation

Forty years ago, a jury found Kiranjit Ahluwalia guilty of murdering her husband. Her subsequent appeal changed the way that the concept of “provocation” was applied, and helped shift the attitude of English courts and the public on the impact of domestic violence on women who...

Uganda: Makerere Freezes Pay for Interns

Yesterday at 11:27 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Makerere University has failed to provide allowances for government-sponsored students to do internship and facilitate staff to supervise the placements.

Uganda: Govt Stuck With New Curriculum Over Cash

Yesterday at 11:27 AM, via All Africa

[Monitor] The roll-out of the revised lower secondary curriculum, which was expected to begin in February, next year, has been halted for the second time in three years over lack of money to implement it.

Top engineering university to open jobs exclusively to women

Yesterday at 10:55 AM, via The Guardian

Eindhoven University of Technology aims to address ‘implicit gender bias’

Job vacancies at one of Europe’s leading engineering universities will be open exclusively to female candidates for at least the next 18 months in order to overcome the institution’s “implicit gender bias”.

The rector of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Frank Baaijens, said progress towards a better balance of men...

Botswana: Schools to Offer Tourism, Hospitality Subjects

Yesterday at 10:49 AM, via All Africa

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Maun Senior Secondary School is expected to offer tourism and hospitality subjects once the Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) is implemented next year.

Southern Africa: SADC Officials Exchange Notes On Education

Yesterday at 10:44 AM, via All Africa

[Namibian] Senior officials from several Southern African Development Community countries are meeting in Windhoek for four days to discuss strategic frameworks in the education, training and science sector.

Kenya: Parents Petition Court to Okay Homeschooling

Yesterday at 10:05 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] Two parents have moved to court to challenge the criminalisation of the non-enrolment of a child to either a public or private school, in an effort to have homeschooling recognised in law.

Kenya: 160,000 Teachers Set to Get Pay Raise

Yesterday at 09:20 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] The new financial year brings good tidings for some 160,000 teachers as they are set to start earning new salaries from next month.

South Africa: Unsung Heroes of 16 June 1976 – Events Leading Up to the Massacre and the Teachers and Parents Who Tried to Stop It

Yesterday at 09:01 AM, via All Africa

[Daily Maverick] While it was the youth who most certainly led and initiated the pushback, the unsung heroes of the 1976 uprisings are the parents, principals and teachers who, witnessing the anger of a younger generation and understanding the blunt violence of the state, had tried to prevent the massacre with reason and petitions.

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