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World: Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

World/03-05-2021/Author and Source: news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. “As we approach the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are again reminded of […]

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¿Redes o telarañas sociales? Un asunto atrapante

Por Javier Tolcachier  Fuentes: La Jiribilla – Ilustración: Michel Moro La red internet, como hoy la conocemos, tiene apenas 30 años. Si bien sus orígenes se remontan a un proyecto de carácter militar de la Agencia de Investigación de Proyectos Avanzados (ARPA) del Departamento de Defensa de los EEUU en los años 60, cuyo objetivo era crear […]

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Kenya: Govt releases implementation guidelines for school projects

Africa/Kenya/29-01-2021/Author:Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education says the same guidelines spelt out for Implementation of projects under Maintenance and Improvement Fund (M&IF) will also apply for projects under the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP). In a circular dated 14th January 2020, the Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr Belio Kipsang also noted […]

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France: La Fédération CGT de l’éducation, de la recherche et de la culture appelle se mobiliser le 26 janvier et le 4 février

Europe/France/22-01-2021/Auteur et Source: www.ferc-cgt.org Depuis plus de 10 mois nos vies professionnelles et personnelles sont organisées ou désorganisées en fonction de la circulation du virus du Covid 19. Confinement, couvre-feu, limitation de déplacements et de regroupements, cours à distance, télétravail, s’enchaînent sans préparation avec des annonces très tardives et quasiment aucun moyen supplémentaires pour faire […]

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Covid-19 and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impact and the way forward

By Peter Anti Partey Institute for Education Studies (IFEST, Accra – Ghana) According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is considered to have low learning proficiency. SSA at the same time has the highest rates of education exclusion (UIS, 2019), that is, more than 20 percent of children between ages of […]

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Kenya: Government urged to minimise congestion in schools

Africa/Kenya/06-01-2021/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has been urged to devise ways of minimising congestion in schools in order to ensure social distancing among learners is achieved. The National Assembly Administration and Security Committee chairman, Paul Koinange, said when schools re-open Monday, social distancing will pose a major challenge, noting that if not […]

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Kenya: Ksh 4B for free primary education released

Africa/Kenya/05-01-2021/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said the government has  released 4 billion shillings meant for free primary education. Speaking during a tour to assess the state of preparedness of schools in Kibera  Secondary school Magoha says the government has put in place all measures to ensure smooth resumption of learning […]

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