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Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities

By Kyle Spencer Fraternity members at Louisiana State University adhere to age-old rituals, shrouded in secrecy, that dictate how they gather, greet each other and initiate their young pledges. But when they return to campus in the fall, one ritual will be drastically different: They will face much more severe consequences for dangerous hazing incidents. […]

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India: Indian govt may soon turn to private sector to boost higher education system

Asia/India/5.06.2018/By: Elton Gomes/ Fuente: qrius.com. Higher education in India might receive a significant monetary boost as the government is planning to rope in private companies and high-net individuals (HNIs) to finance and promote higher education across the country. The ministry of human resource development has prepared a draft of the plan and will present it before the Union […]

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Africa: Mahama wants re-engineering of university education curriculum

Africa/ May 29, 2018/Source: https://www.myjoyonline.com Former President John Mahama has called for re-engineering of the curriculum of University education in Africa to stimulate accelerated development if the continent is to remain competitive and relevant in the global space of skills acquisition and training. He identified the mismatch nature curriculum bequeathed the continent from colonial mastership, which […]

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Jamaica: Gov’t Looking to Create Integrated Higher Education System

Jamaica/ May 15, 2018/By Rochelle Williams/Source: http://jis.gov.jm The Government is looking to create an Integrated Higher Education System for Jamaica (IHES-J) aimed at better aligning training to industry demands. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure while addressing the opening of the Ministry’s inaugural Higher Education Summit on May 10 at the Jamaica Pegasus […]

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Charlottesville, Neo-Nazis and the Challenge to Higher Education

By: Henry Giroux The march across the University of Virginia campus in the summer of 2017 by a thousand or more white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other right-wing extremists offered a glimpse of the growing danger of authoritarian movements both in the United States and across the globe, signalling a danger that mimics the increasingly forgotten […]

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Uganda: IUIU Students Protest Suspension Over Sex

Uganda/By Leonard Mukooli / From: allafrica. Kampala — Twenty-three students of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have challenged the university decision to suspend them for one year for allegedly indulging in sexual activities on campus. The affected students have written to the university management for a review of the decision by the disciplinary committee alleging […]

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Kenya Public Universities Crack Whip on Striking Lecturers

Kenya/May 01, 2018/By Ouma Wanzala/ Source: http://allafrica.com The University of Nairobi has taken the lead by suspending 35 lecturers after they declined to return to work following the Labour Court’s ruling that declared the pay strike illegal and unprotected in March. The industrial action enters its third month on May 1. Public universities have started cracking […]

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