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Coronavirus: Republic of Ireland to close schools and colleges

Europe/Ireland /15-03-2020 / Author and Source: www.bbc.com Schools, colleges and other public facilities in the Republic of Ireland are to close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said the measures take effect from 18:00 on Thursday until 29 March. He said that Northern Ireland and the UK would […]

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UK universities issue health warnings over travel to China

By: Sally Weale.   UK universities with links to China have issued warnings to staff and students travelling to and from areas affected by the coronavirus, urging anyone with symptoms to seek medical advice. With concern growing about the spread of the virus, universities in the UK are keeping a check on staff who have recently returned from […]

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Kenya: West Pokot County Govt launch Ksh 400 Million bursary fund.

Africa/Kenya/16-02-2020/Author(a): West Pokot/Source: www.kbc.co.ke West Pokot County Government has launched a four hundred million shilling bursary kitty for needy students. The bursary is set to benefit students from secondary, colleges and universities. Speaking when he launched the disbursement exercise of the bursary at Ortum Boys high school, West Pokot Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo said that school […]

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Egypt: High court rules Cairo University can restrict use of full veils

Africa/ Egypt/ 11.02.2020/ By: Salwa Samir/ Source: www.al-monitor.com. After five years of public debate, Egypt’s top court has settled the issue: Cairo University, one of Egypt’s oldest higher education institutions, can ban its professors from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, inside lecture halls. The ban does not apply to the rest of the campus. The High Administrative Court ruled […]

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Two-thirds of Australia’s Chinese students ‘stuck at home’

Asia/ China/ 04.02.2020/ Source: www.timeshighereducation.com. Almost two-thirds of Australian universities’ Chinese students are currently abroad, new government data show, in an indication of the scale of the financial hit confronting the sector if the coronavirus crisis persists. Education minister Dan Tehan released statistics showing that of the almost 190,000 Chinese residents with valid Australian student […]

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United Kingdom: ‘I have a tiny violin somewhere’: Private schools roasted online after complaining about plans to get more poor students into uni

Europe/United Kingdom/02-02-2020/ Author and Source: www.rt.com Leading private schools in England have criticized plans to improve access to top universities for poorer students, saying it could lead to discrimination of rich kids based on “class,” provoking ridicule on social media. The Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), an association that represents some of the UK’s most […]

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Kenya: Labour court restrains Prof Kiama from interfering with UON affairs

Africa/Kenya/26-01-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Employment and Labour Relations Court has restrained Prof Stephen Kiama from interfering with the University of Nairobi’s affairs pending the hearing and determination the case.  Lady Justice Maureen Onyango further directed the parties in the case to file and serve and appear for the hearing of the case on from interfering from activities […]

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