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Sexual violence blamed for new HIV infections, unwanted pregnancies

Africa/Kenya/26-07-2020/Author: Christine Muchira/Judith Akolo/Source: www.kbc.co.ke New HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies are some of the issues that have emerged as a result of violence witnessed across the country. Speaking during the daily COVID-19 press briefings, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi noted that over 5000 recoveries have been recorded that resulted from Gender Based […]

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Egypt’s Mama Maggie nominated for 2020 Nobel Prize

Africa/ Egypt/ 18.02.2020/ Source: egyptindependent.com. Several national and international institutions and bodies, including the Canadian Parliament, have nominated Egypt’s Magda Gobran, better known as Mama Maggie, for the 2020 Nobel Prize, according to an official announcement made by the Egyptian Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, on Thursday, February 13. Canadian MP Garnett Genuis nominated […]

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Kenya school collapse kills several children

Africa/ Kenya/ 03.02.2020/ Source: www.dw.com. A school building has collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing at least seven children. Scores were also injured in the accident, which residents and others blame on shoddy construction. A two-story school building made of corrugated metal and wood collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, early on Monday, with at […]

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Finland: Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Europa/ Finland/ 27.01.2020/ Source: newsnowfinland.fi. Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there’s not enough children for each municipality to have its own schools in the future. She made the comments to Iltalehti newspaper, and attributes the problem to Finland’s falling birth rate. One answer the […]

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50,000 children missing from school: Australia’s ‘hidden disaster’ revealed

Oceania/ Australia/ 03.12.2019/ By: Fergus Hunter /Fuente: www.smh.com.au. At least 50,000 Australian children are completely detached from formal education at any one time, a new report has found, challenging schools and governments to face up to a «hidden disaster» that is structurally entrenched and poorly understood. The research from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of […]

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High stake exams for children

By: Manzoor Ahmed. Issuing a suo moto rule on November 20, the High Court questioned the legality of the expulsion of children from Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee terminal examinations. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule following a report published in a […]

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Asylum seekers have a right to higher education and academics can be powerful advocates

Oceania/ Australia/ 15.10.2019/ Source: theconversation.com.   Australia’s refugee policy has led to a two-track education system. Those processed offshore, and deemed refugees by the time they have arrived in Australia, are entitled to fee support for university. But the almost 30,000 boat arrivals, considered illegal entrants, can only access temporary visas. This means a degree has to be […]

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