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England: Student loans ‘heading for trillion pounds’

Europe/England/20.06.18/y Sean Coughlan/Source: www.bbc.com. The tuition fee system for England’s universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, says a parliamentary committee. The House of Lords economic affairs committee revealed evidence the student loan book would grow to over £1 trillion over the next 25 years. The committee attacked a “deeply unfair” […]

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South Korea clears way for student exchanges with North Korea

Asia/South Korea/By John Morgan/19.06.18/Source: www.timeshighereducation.com. Seoul National University students to contact counterparts at Kim Il Sung University  The South Korean government has approved plans for the nation’s most prestigious institution to open talks on student exchanges with North Korea’s Kim Il Sung University, according to reports. South Korea’s Ministry of Unification gave the green light for students […]

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Nigeria: Group warns institutions against post -UTME screening, says court order subsists

Africa/Nigeria/12.06.18/Source: guardian.ng A non-governmental organisation, Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has warned managers of the nation’s tertiary institutions against conducting the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinaion (UTME), warning that there’s a subsisting order of the court against the exercise. The group, in separate letters to the minister of education, mallam Adamu Adamu, alongside heads of universities, […]

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The Foundation of Africa’s Future. High quality education is key to overcoming Africa’s economic challenges.

Africa/Angola/12.06.18/By Zandre Campos/ Source: www.usnews.com.   THE CONVERSATION ABOUT Africa has been shifting from one about shortfalls to one about opportunities. Africa is a known leader in commodity exporting, but the economic potential far succeeds that. Africa has an enormous coastline and is more proximate to both European and North American markets than Asia. Currently, Africa leads […]

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China: New platform to inspire children to become the future building blocks of technology development

China/By Yang Meiping / Source: https://www.shine.cn Chinese corporations are looking into new ways of educating children in technology development as the nation strives to become a world leader in artificial intelligence and coding sectors. Most children are familiar with computers, tablets and smartphones and play digital games on them. Some of those children have gone further […]

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India: Centre shifts focus to liberalization of higher education

India/May 08, 2018/By: Prashant K. Nanda/Source: https://www.livemint.com Over the past few months, the Indian higher education sector has been witnessing a gradual transformation. The long promised new education policy is still in the pipeline, but the Union government seems to have taken up a new task — liberalization of higher education. Over the past few months, the […]

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Kenya: Lecturers’ Strike to Continue as Talks Fail

Africa/ Kenya/ 16.04.2018/ By Ouma Wanzala/ From: allafrica.com The National Treasury wants striking university lecturers to withdraw a case they have filed against the salaries commission before talks on their pay demands can begin. Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge told the National Assembly’s Education committee that the salaries commission could only finalise its job evaluation and […]

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