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

China/April 24, 2018/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 […]

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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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Armenia: Education ministry seeks to abolish re-examination opportunity in universities, academic staff express various positions

Armenia/April 10, 2018/Source: https://armenpress.am The ministry of education and science of Armenia had earlier suggested a new bill whereby the re-examination opportunity for students would be abolished. Under the current system, students of universities are entitled to three re-examination attempts in case of failing an exam. The bill suggest using solely the minimal and maximal credits […]

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EEUU: What’s Christian higher education worth? How about $60 billion a year

EEUU/ April 3, 2018/BY JOSEPH JONES/Source: http://www.fresnobee.com The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) last Monday issued a ground-breaking economic study of its 142 members in the United States, which includes Fresno Pacific University. These institutions broaden the educational options for students by creating environments where students can freely integrate their Christian faith into their education. Many schools, […]

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South Africa: Don’t attack EFF for demanding free education: Mcebo Dlamini

South Africa/January 09, 2018/Source: http://www.enca.com Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini said government should not attack the Economic Freedom Fighters for calling on potential students to go to universities and demand free education. Dlamini, a student activist who has been at the forefront of the battle against university fees said the free education issue should be […]

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Microsoft pushes for more practical approach to education in Ghana

Ghana/December 12, 2017/By: Ann-Shirley Ziwu/Source: http://citifmonline.com American technology company, Microsoft has organised an education leaders event in Accra to address the digital transformation of education across the globe. The event, supported by Zepto Ghana Ltd, Point of View and Africa Schools Online, brought together Heads of Institutions, Directors of IT, Teachers and actors in the education […]

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