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Digital education boost for South Africa’s poorest pupils

Africa/ South Africa/ 20.03.2019/ Source: www.itnewsafrica.com. In a boost for South Africa’s ailing education system, business heavyweights are backing a plan to place a fully resourced e-learning tablet in the hands of one million of the poorest pupils within the next five years. Already MTN, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Shuter & Shooter and WIZZR […]

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Helpdesk Report: K4D – Stunting, Wasting, and Education in Nigeria

Africa/ Nigeria/ 19.03.2019/ Source: reliefweb.int. Summary Globally, the number of primary school children with nutritional deficiencies is high. This rapid review focuses on children with such deficiencies (namely stunting and wasting), and how it affects them throughout their primary education. Although the focus is on Nigeria, other country examples and their approaches to address this issue […]

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Education 4.0: The Future Face of Education

Asia/ Indonesia/ 19.03.2019/ Source: indonesiaexpat.biz. Last year, one of Indonesia’s national agendas was “Making Indonesia 4.0”. In his opening address to the April 2018 Industrial Summit, President Joko Widodo stated that the Fourth Industrial Revolution – or Industry 4.0 – is now transforming the world. This revolution is characterised by digital manufacturing that adopts computers and […]

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Australia should start planning for universal tertiary education

Oceania/ Australia/ 19.03.2019/ Source: theconversation.com. Australia is often characterised as having a mass higher education system. In fact, it could be called near-universal. According to the 2016 Census, 56% of Australians aged 15 years and over – 9.6 million people – hold a post-school qualification, up from 46% in 2006. Universal education does not mean every Australian should […]

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South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health

By: Magnus Killander.   Is South Africa regularly denying children their right to access education as well as health care on the grounds either of petty bureaucracy or by a misinterpretation of the country’s laws and international obligations? The answer is yes. The country places limitations on children’s access to education and affordable health care. This […]

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Hungry, unwashed children fill our schools – how has it come to this?

By: Barbara Ellen.   According to a survey from the headteachers’ union, the Association of School and College Leaders, schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for the families worst affected by austerity across England and Wales. A majority of the 400 school leaders surveyed said schools were increasingly forced to help pupils, despite less […]

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China plans to offer investment education in schools across country

Asia/ China/ 18.02.2019/ By: Echo Xie/ Source: www.scmp.com. Education ministry and securities regulator agree to include financial knowledge on national curriculum in the future It will be offered in related subjects taught at primary and middle schools, but it won’t be compulsory   Chinese children could soon be discussing financial charts and the stock market when […]

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