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Education

Kenya: Universities Need Deep Reform – Not Just a Hike in Fees

Thursday at 08:43 AM, via All Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Vice-chancellors of Kenya’s 33 public universities are demanding a three-fold tuition fee increase. They point out that the proposed fee increase will merely meet the actual cost of providing university education.

Nigeria: JAMB’s Biometric Verification As a Litmus Test

Thursday at 08:02 AM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Considered an innovation in Nigeria, the biometric verification mode adopted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ward off cheats and eliminate examination malpractice at the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has again brought up the system for scrutiny as students and parents cry blue murder, writes Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal.

University can change homeless people’s lives, but they need support to get there | Becky Edwards

Thursday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

My experience running a course empowering homeless people to apply to university showed me how many barriers they face

When Lucy Davis left school at 12, falling into addiction and ultimately homelessness, the last thing she thought she’d be doing at 30 was going to university. But now she’s planning to start a fine art degree in September.

Davis is one of five students – all homeless and...

More than 49,000 pupils ‘disappeared’ from schools – study

Thursday at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

‘Shocking’ data reveals one in 12 schoolchildren in 2012-2017 cohort were removed from rolls without explanation

An investigation into the true scale of “off-rolling” from schools in England has found that more than 49,000 pupils from a single cohort disappeared from the school rolls without explanation.

Researchers from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) said that one in 12 pupils (8.1%)...

Schools using funds for poorer pupils to plug budget gaps – survey

Thursday at 01:00 AM, via The Guardian

Many schools in England using pupil premium funds to avoid deficits, Sutton Trust says

School budget cuts are “endangering” efforts to improve education for poor pupils, according to a survey that found two-thirds of headteachers say they have cut staff to make ends meet.

The survey of 1,700 teachers and school leaders in England, published by the Sutton Trust educational charity, found that...

Teaching union calls zero-tolerance school policies ‘inhumane’

Wednesday at 18:46 PM, via The Guardian

NEU says strict behaviour codes in some schools are ‘damaging to pupil mental health’

A leading teaching union has branded increasingly draconian zero-tolerance behaviour policies in schools in England as “inhumane” and “damaging to pupil mental health”.

The National Education Union (NEU), which is holding its annual conference in Liverpool this week, said zero-tolerance approaches to...

Liberia: Gbarwine Literacy Program Donates to Schools

Wednesday at 14:42 PM, via All Africa

[New Republic] The founder and CEO of the Gbarwine Literacy Program has donated several assorted school materials to over 500 school children who are beneficiaries of the program.

A bunker for Bauhaus: design school comes home to Weimar

Wednesday at 14:21 PM, via The Guardian

The Bauhaus was born in Weimar, but was forced to flee the conservative city. Now it’s back with a centenary museum – as Germany’s far right rises again

The German city of Weimar has long bathed in its historic cultural heritage, boasting such illustrious former residents as Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt. Its quiet cobbled streets are lined with creamy stuccoed piles where great men of...

Nigeria: Varsities, Polys Urged to Embrace E-Learning

Wednesday at 13:46 PM, via All Africa

[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer of Slot System Limited, Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo has urged institutions in the country to embrace e-learning to expand their learning and business outcomes.

Eritrea: Southern Region – Encouraging Results in Adult Education Progress

Wednesday at 13:09 PM, via All Africa

[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active participation of administrations encouraging adult education program was registered in the Southern region in the past five years. The report was made at an activity assessment meeting conducted on 11 and 12 April in Mendefera city.

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