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Kenya: Magoha faults individuals who failed to implement laptop project

Africa/Kenya/16-08-2020/Author: Sarafina Robi/ Beth Nyaga/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has faulted individuals who failed to implement the Government’s laptop project that would have salvaged the current situation. Magoha who was attending the start of a two-day stakeholders meeting on university reforms challenged institutions of higher learning to invest in online classes and […]

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Lessons to be learned from Scottish exam fiasco: Protesting can change results… and the SNP are absolutely bulletproof

By: Damian Wilson A plan to downgrade 124,000 school exam results has been reversed in Scotland in the face of a massive outcry. Is this a precedent for unpopular results in future? And how shambolic do the SNP have to be before they lose support? Timing is everything in politics and no one is more […]

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American university students are coddled, thin-skinned snowflakes, and social media is to blame

By: Robert Bridge The explosion of ‘cancel culture’ and the social justice mindset on college campuses across the US was inspired by social media, where the idea of creating digital ‘safe spaces’ without ‘trolls’ has invaded the real world. For those born around 1995, this column will likely be filed away under the heading: ‘Aging […]

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Covid -19 and a fierce educational neoprivatization in Latin America.

By Luis Bonilla-Molina   T/Celina Castro   Since 2015 we have been denouncing the risk that a Global pedagogical Blackout (GPB)  would occur, which would have a concrete expression in the virtualization and relocation of an important part of the teaching-learning processes at home. This trend towards BPB had been announced in various documents from […]

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South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent

By: Jason Burke.  New Covid-19 cases in Africa up 24% in a week after months in which it appeared to have been spared the worst  Mourners in personal protective equipment carry the coffin of a Cape Town taxi driver who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty South Africa’s health minister has warned of a “storm” […]

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India: Mixed reactions to new education policy

Asia/ India/ 04.08.2020/ Source: www.aa.com.tr. Politicians and academics are divided in India about a new National Education Policy [NEP] 2020 that was approved last week and replaces a 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE). Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet approved the policy Wednesday “making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher […]

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