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Time to re-open schools in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF

Africa/27-09-2020/Author: Beth Nyaga/Source: www.kbc.co.ke UNICEF has called on governments, parents and teachers across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely re-open schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across Eastern and Southern Africa. While there are encouraging reports that 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have returned children […]

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Kenya, COVID-19: Embu University rolls out virtual learning platform

Africa/Kenya/06-09-2020/Autor(a):Muraya Kamunde/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke La Universidad de Embu ha lanzado una plataforma de aprendizaje virtual en un intento por hacer terreno para la interrupción del aprendizaje en la universidad. Vice-Chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi says the university has already enrolled over 2,400 first-year students for the online classes set to begin Monday next week. Embu University has […]

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Kenya: Magoha faults individuals who failed to implement laptop project

Africa/Kenya/16-08-2020/Author: Sarafina Robi/ Beth Nyaga/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has faulted individuals who failed to implement the Government’s laptop project that would have salvaged the current situation. Magoha who was attending the start of a two-day stakeholders meeting on university reforms challenged institutions of higher learning to invest in online classes and […]

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Lessons to be learned from Scottish exam fiasco: Protesting can change results… and the SNP are absolutely bulletproof

By: Damian Wilson A plan to downgrade 124,000 school exam results has been reversed in Scotland in the face of a massive outcry. Is this a precedent for unpopular results in future? And how shambolic do the SNP have to be before they lose support? Timing is everything in politics and no one is more […]

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Right-wing academics feel threatened & censored at UK universities, says think tank demanding change

Europe/United Kingdom/09-08-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com Academic freedom in the UK is in peril, with universities increasingly hostile to right-wing views, a new study claims. Complaints about campus bias and ‘cancel culture’ are 10 a penny, but this one carries more weight than most. “Britain’s universities are world-leading. Yet there is growing concern that academic freedom […]

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American university students are coddled, thin-skinned snowflakes, and social media is to blame

By: Robert Bridge The explosion of ‘cancel culture’ and the social justice mindset on college campuses across the US was inspired by social media, where the idea of creating digital ‘safe spaces’ without ‘trolls’ has invaded the real world. For those born around 1995, this column will likely be filed away under the heading: ‘Aging […]

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Kenya: Magoha directs schools to refund second and third term fees

Africa/Kenya/12-05-2020/Author: James Rono/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has directed primary and secondary schools to refund second and third term fees to parents who had paid. Addressing the press Wednesday, CS Magoha, however said the parents and the institutions can also come to an alternative agreement to let the fee cover for when […]

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