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South Africa: Nzimande on free higher education: ‘Where is the money going to come from?’

South Africa/ January 09, 2018/By: Derrick Spies/Source: https://www.news24.com Soweto – SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande has slammed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free tertiary education during his address at the Joe Slovo commemoration held at the Avalon Cemetery in Soweto on Saturday morning. Nzimande, the former Minister of higher education who was in the spotlight during #FeesMustFall […]

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Fascism’s return and Trump’s war on youth

By: Henry Giroux Fascism is all too often relegated to the history books. The word conjures up a period in which civilized societies treated democracy with contempt, engaged in acts of systemic violence, practised extermination and elimination, supported an “apocalyptic populism,” suppressed dissent, promoted a hyper-nationalism, displayed contempt for women, embraced militarism as an absolute ideal […]

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Trump’s war on children

 by Henry A. Giroux Under the authoritarian reign of Donald Trump, finance capitalism now drives politics, governance, and policy in unprecedented ways and is more than willing to sacrifice the future of young people for short-term political and economic gains. More than willing to wage a war on America’s children, the Trump administration provides a disturbing […]

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Malaysia: No politics in education

Malaysia/January 3, 2018/By: Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim/Source: http://education.einnews.com THE Education Act 1996 states that as a “general principle pupils are to be educated in accordance with the wishes of their parents”. The Dual Language Programme (DLP) is a programme which allows the learning of STEM subjects in its lingua franca, which is English, and at the same […]

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Benefit dinner to focus on education amongst youth in Liberia

Liberia/December 11, 2017/By: Claire Silcox/Source: http://gnnliberia.com “YesLiberia is an organization that focuses on the education of young men and women in the country of Liberia.,” said Jide Oyedeii, the president of ASU. “The organization is known for sending young children to school to further their education and empower them.” Oyedeji pointed out that the purpose of the […]

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Japan: Education: Best investment for our future

Japan/November 28, 2017/By:  IKUKO TSUBOYA-NEWELL/ Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp Among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Japan has always been among the bottom three when it comes to public spending on education as a percentage of GDP. In 2011, Japan was the worst at 3.8 percent, followed by Slovakia and Italy — against the […]

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