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Kenya: Govt targets 15 million children in digital broadcast lessons

Africa/Kenya/22-03-2020/Author: Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education will from next week enhance curriculum delivery through four different platforms Radio, TV, You-Tube and the Kenya Education Cloud. This they say is a measure to help facilitate the period that learners will be at home following the closure of learning institutions, in line with the Presidential […]

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Some schools in Japan resume classes after virus-prompted closures

Asia/ Japan/ 17.03.2020/ Source: english.kyodonews.net. Some elementary and junior high schools in Japan resumed classes on Monday, about two weeks after shutting to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The education ministry asked education boards across the country on Feb. 28 to close their schools as part of efforts to contain the outbreak, but the […]

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How a top Chinese university is responding to coronavirus

By: Wu Zhaohui. Chinese universities have shut campuses in response to the coronavirus outbreak; Zhejiang University (ZJU), spanning seven sites in east China’s Zhejiang province, has moved its teaching online; Thanks to its smart campus, teacher training in online delivery and digital learning platforms, more than 5,000 courses were on offer just two weeks into […]

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Coronavirus: education officials to discuss possible school closures in England

By: Sally Weale. Teaching unions and school leaders are to hold talks with the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, on Monday to discuss plans for schools and colleges in England as they start to negotiate the impact of the growing coronavirus emergency. The government has until now resisted pressure to close schools as other countries have done, […]

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Nigeria to secure N45 billion grant to help out-of-school children

Africa / Nigeria/ 10.03.2020/ Source: www.premiumtimesng.com.   The federal government has said it is planning to secure a N45 billion grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), to strengthen the fight against out-of-school children syndrome in the country. The government also said it has secured a facility funding of N220 billion through the World […]

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China: Millions of children across the world aren’t going to school. It’s not just their education that could suffer

Asia/ China/ 10.03.2020/ Source: edition.cnn.com.   For 18-year-old Huang Yiyang, school starts when she opens up her laptop. Over the past two weeks, there have been no school bells, bustling corridors, busy canteens or uniforms. Instead of physically traveling to her public school in Shanghai, Huang sits at her laptop from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. […]

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