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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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Kenya: KETRACO scholarships to bridge engineering skills among vulnerable girls

Africa/Kenya/05/07/2020/Author: Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO has partnered with Kenyatta University to offer scholarships to girls from vulnerable families across the country. The partnership will see KETRACO pump resources into the program dubbed KETRACO Scholarship for Orphans and Vulnerable Students (KSOVS). Over the next five years vulnerable female students in […]

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Kenya: CS Magoha: Social distancing in schools will be a challenge

Africa/Kenya/28-06-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has acknowledged that social distancing in schools will be a major challenge ahead of the planned September re-opening. Speaking in Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) on Wednesday, Magoha said the existing infrastructure in schools will not support such a recommendation given the learner population. Magoha, […]

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Kenya: Our focus is not on reopening schools, says CS Magoha

Africa/Kenya/31-05-2020/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has cautioned against the rush to reopen schools during this coronavirus pandemic. Education Cabinet Secretary Friday hinted at pushing again the reopening of schools considering the rising number of coronavirus infections. Kenya has 1,618 cases, with 147 reported Thursday. “You have seen the numbers this week and […]

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Kenya: MKU reduces school fees by 30pc to ease burden on guardians

Africa/Kenya/24-05-2020/Author: Hunja Macharia/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke Mount Kenya University has slashed school fees by 30% in a bid to cushion parents and guardians from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. MKU Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Dr. Evans Mwiti said it would be unfair for the University to charge full fees yet students have not been attending face to […]

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