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South Africa: Minister Pandor Walks the Walk, Graduating With PhD in Education

Wednesday at 12:04 PM, via All Africa

[News24Wire] She registered for her degree in person, diligently attended lectures, defended her proposal after waiting in the queue like all other students and on Tuesday Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor reaped her reward: she obtained a PhD from the Ethe University of Pretoria.

Progressive Muslims, Jews and Christians must stand together for LGBT rights | Michael Segalov

Wednesday at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

Reporting of the Parkfield school protests has focused on the Muslim community, but homophobia is rife in all faith groups

Struggling to come to terms with being gay as a child is by no means an experience unique to those who grow up religious. For as long as being straight remains the dominant sexuality (and, despite the best efforts of the “homosexual agenda”, it looks like that’ll forever...

UK universities pay out £90m on staff ‘gagging orders’ in past two years

Wednesday at 09:32 AM, via The Guardian

Fears that confidentiality clauses are being used to silence victims of misconduct

UK universities have spent nearly £90m on payoffs to staff with “gagging orders” in two years, raising fears that victims of misconduct at higher education institutions are being silenced.

As many as 4,000 settlements, some of which are thought to relate to allegations of bullying, discrimination and sexual...

Kenya: KCSE Stars Pick Moi, Nairobi and Jkuat for University Study

Wednesday at 09:27 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] A majority of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination top performers will be shared between three universities — Nairobi, Moi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Kenya: New Curriculum – TSC Seeks Money to Hire More Teachers

Wednesday at 09:17 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has urged parliament to allocate funds for recruitment of 12,626 teachers annually for the next three years, for the full implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

Nigeria: How Varsity Teachers Undermined 2019 Polls – Jega

Wednesday at 08:01 AM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, yesterday came down hard on university lecturers for allegedly conniving with politicians to undermine the integrity and outcome of this year’s general elections.

‘It’s an educational revolution’: how AI is transforming university life

Wednesday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

AI chatbots have arrived on UK university campuses. But is the hype justified?

Beacon is unlike any other member of staff at Staffordshire University. It is available 24/7 to answer students’ questions, and deals with a number of queries every day – mostly the same ones over and over again – but always stays incredibly patient.

That patience is perhaps what gives it away: Beacon is an...

Universities are about social mobility. This needs to be recognised | Justine Greening

Wednesday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

We are obsessed with academic performance, but universities should be recognised for their impact on people’s life chances

This week has been a welcome reprieve from Brexit, both for the public and politicians alike. With parliament in Easter recess, we have been able to look beyond the divisions, acrimony, backroom deals and blame, and instead get back into our communities and talk to local...

‘Calling bullshit’: the college class on how not to be duped by the news

Wednesday at 07:30 AM, via The Guardian

Professors at the University of Washington say the course provides the most useful skill college can offer

To prepare themselves for future success in the American workforce, today’s college students are increasingly choosing courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, computer science, and various health-related disciplines.

These classes are bound to help undergraduates capitalize...

Mental health of pupils is ‘at crisis point’, teachers warn

Wednesday at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Anxiety, self-harm and suicide are rising, finds survey of school leaders and teachers in England

More than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years – with rising reports of anxiety, self-harm and even cases of suicide – against a backdrop of inadequate support in schools.

In a survey of 8,600 school leaders, teachers and support...

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