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Kenya: You can be anything you desire, President tells learners

Africa/Kenya/03-10-2019/Author: Rose Welimo/PSCU /Source: www.kbc.co.ke President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured students across the country especially those seating for the ongoing national examinations of the government’s commitment to facilitate them to realise their full potential. The President said his administration takes seriously its responsibility of ensuring that all Kenyan children are accorded equal opportunity to all […]

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Educating Girls May Be Nigeria’s Best Hope Against Climate Change

Africa/ Nigeria/ 29.10.2019/ Fuente: www.sierraclub.org. I will hammer with one hammer! I will hammer with one hammer! All day long! All day long! THE CALL-AND-RESPONSE IS ENTHUSIASTIC, rising above the sound of a fan whirring furiously in the corner of the room. About 50 women stand in a circle around the song leader, who pounds the […]

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Indonesia’s teachers need a smarter education system

Asia/ Indonesia/ 28.10.2019/ Fuente: www.eastasiaforum.org. Indonesia’s education system is paralysed by its macro-policy coordination. Take teacher management, for example — Indonesia’s public school teachers are civil servants first and teaching professionals second. This curious employment arrangement means that they must prioritise loyaltyto the central government before students Law No. 23/2014 on Local Government stipulates that […]

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Funding cuts take toll on support for visually impaired pupils

By: Sally Weale.   Less than half (44%) of councils in England have either cut or frozen funding for educational support for VI children, putting specialist provision under significant pressure, according to the RNIB report. A similar proportion (43%) have already had reductions in specialist staff and increasing workloads for those who remain, and almost […]

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UN chief calls for ending child poverty

United Nations/20-10-2019/Author: Mu Xuequan/Source: www.xinhuanet.com UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the international community to empower children to end poverty. In his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which falls on Thursday, the UN chief said children are more than twice as likely to live in extreme poverty than adults, […]

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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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