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Creating a model for girls’ education in Ghana

By: Divya Amladi.  Schools tailored to girls’ needs in northern Ghana are removing barriers, encouraging girls to become independent thinkers, and motivating them to pursue higher education. The average girl in Ghana only receives four years of education. Early marriage, pregnancy, poverty, and sexual harassment are all obstacles that force girls to drop out of school […]

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Freedom of speech concerns over drive to attract Chinese students

Asia/ China/ 23.10.2018/ Source: www.rte.ie. Chinese students offer a substantial financial reward for Irish universities. But some academics are concerned about what a greater dependence on revenue from China could mean for freedom of speech on campus, writesYvonne Murray “I really miss the autumn in Beijing,” said Junhan Zhang, who is studying Irish at University College Dublin, […]

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Zambia gov’t responds to protests of university students

Africa/ Zambia/ 17.10.2018/ Source: www.africanews.com. Hundreds of students of the University of Zambia (UNZA) marched on Monday, protesting the death of their colleague during last week’s protests over delayed meal and accommodation allowances. Vespers Shimuzhila, a fourth year student at UNZA died of suffocation when police fired a teargas cannister into her room, while another student Everett Chongo, […]

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Mis-sold, expensive and overhyped: why our universities are a con

By Aditya Chakrabortty Politicians promised that expansion would produce jobs and social mobility. Neither has materialised In any other area it would be called mis-selling. Given the sheer numbers of those duped, a scandal would erupt and the guilty parties would be forced to make amends. In this case, they’d include some of the most […]

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Africa Now Has An Online Database With Research On Education Within The Continent

By Farain Mudzingwa The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge has partnered with ESSA (Education Sub Saharan Africa) to develop the online African Education Research Database (AERD). What is this AERD? AERD is a collection of research undertaken in the past decacde by scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

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United Kingdow: Prestigious universities edge out rivals in UK’s battle for students

Europe/United Kingdow/27.08.18/Source: www.theguardian.com Less selective institutions bear brunt of demographic decline in number of school leavers Prestigious universities are squeezing out their rivals in the battle for undergraduates, setting a trend that could continue for several years and place some institutions under greater pressure to attract students to secure their funding. The shift comes as the […]

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