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Education in Zimbabwe grinding to a halt

Education in Zimbabwe grinding to a halt

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has met with education authorities in a bid to persuade the government to defer the October/November 2008...
Free education for all in Togo makes administrators anxious

Free education for all in Togo makes administrators anxious

The government of Togo has invested more than US$80 million in the education system and relinquished primary school fees. Primary school students have however...
Unemployed university students to get monthly allowances

Unemployed university students to get monthly allowances

The Botswana Government has undertaken a bold move by pledging to pay monthly allowances for all unemployed university graduates effect from January next year. The...
Scraps gnaw at the future of Sierra Leonean children

Scraps gnaw at the future of Sierra Leonean children

Most Sierra Leonians in Freetown rambling ghettos visit the city’s main rubbish dump to dig through the mounds of garbage in search of scrap...
President accused of nepotism detrimental to national education

President accused of nepotism detrimental to national education

Malawi president Binguwa Mutharika has refuted an article in Thursday's edition of the Daily Times which alleged that the 2007 Malawi School Certificate of...
Whipping to be used as a disciplinary measure in Kenyan schools ?

Whipping to be used as a disciplinary measure in Kenyan schools ?

Kenyan civil society groups Thursday termed as retrogressive a fresh attempt to re-introduce caning in schools to curb riots in schools, warning they would...
Malawian education ministry slams South African printer

Malawian education ministry slams South African printer

Embarrassed by a massive examination paper leakage, the Malawian education ministry on Monday blamed a South African printer for “security laxity”. About 80,000 students has...
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Kofi Annan to head Ghana’s premier university

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been appointed Chancellor of the University of Ghana, the University Council announced on Wednesday. President John Agyekum Kufuor...
16 boys expelled for eating school’s pigs

16 boys expelled for eating school’s pigs

SIXTEEN boys have been expelled from Cyrene Mission near Bulawayo for skinning and eating two pigs belonging to the school. All the expelled students were...
Non Zanu-pf school children being flushed out educational system

Non Zanu-pf school children being flushed out educational system

A crackdown has been launched by war veterans to flush out of Government schools all children whose parents are suspected to be...
Looming medical doctor shortage threatens Africa’s future

Looming medical doctor shortage threatens Africa’s future

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has war ned that Africa faces a "dramatic" shortage of physicians by the year 2015. According to a...
Nigerian teachers embark on nationwide strike

Nigerian teachers embark on nationwide strike

Primary and secondary teachers in Nigeria resumed their suspended strike Monday to press for the implementation of a unified salary structure, which they believe...
Changing the face of history

Changing the face of history

They fought for Independence, participated in the liberation struggle of Zimbabwe and South Africa, but they were excluded from the fruits of freedom. By...
Negative police drug test results anger pupils

Negative police drug test results anger pupils

Eleven children from a private school in Centurion thought it was a big joke when they were arrested for possession of dagga on...
Teacher strike in Nigeria to disturb ongoing national examination

Teacher strike in Nigeria to disturb ongoing national examination

A last-minute effort to avert a teachers' strike in Nigeria failed Tuesday, setting the stage for the three-day warning strike to begin Wednesday. Talks between...
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Africans educated in United States not returning home

The result of a study by an American institute has shown that most Africans who earn their doctorate degrees from US universities remain in...
Nigerian university lecturers go on strike

Nigerian university lecturers go on strike

Nigerian University teachers Monday began a one-week warning strike, to renew their demand for the reinstatement of their sacked 49 colleagues at the University...
Scared teachers stay home as schools reopen

Scared teachers stay home as schools reopen

Schools are supposed to reopen today for the second term countrywide after a five week long break. But that is not the case here....
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Frenchlocked Ghana to improve french education

With Ghana being surrounded by French-speaking countries the education authorities, in conjunction with the French Embassy in Accra, are making conscious efforts to improve...
Education report indicates aid at standstill

Education report indicates aid at standstill

In spite of promises to support basic education, aid commitments are stagnating and remain far short of what is required to achieve universal primary...
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Association for the Dev’t of Education relocates from Paris to Tunis

The headquarters of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) will be relocated from Paris, France, to Tunis, Tunisia, by the...
A high increase in school enrolments in Sudan

A high increase in school enrolments in Sudan

Some 1.3 million children in southern Sudan are expected to start classes this year, compared to just 340,000 in 2005, thanks to an initiative...
Egypt : Professors strike

Egypt : Professors strike

Egyptian university professors demonstrated and held a one-day strike on Sunday demanding higher wages. The professors are the most recent professional group to call for...
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IMANI Center for Policy and Education Receives $100,000 Grant

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced that IMANI Center for Policy and Education (Accra, Ghana) is the only African think tank among its first...
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Education for all in high-population countries

Ministers and educational experts from nine countries that contain half the world's people and are plagued by illiteracy convened on Monday in Bali, Indonesia,...
Liberia: Teaching medicine against the odds

Liberia: Teaching medicine against the odds

Before Liberia was torn apart by civil war, the AM Dogliotti medical school was funded by the government and turned out around 40 graduates...
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Scholarships for African junior footballers

Twenty-four junior footballers have landed scholarships at the renowned ASPIRE Academy in Doha, Qatar, according to a panapress report. Of the 24, three are Kenyans...
Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Fifteen-year-old Hadjo Garbo’s child-like features belie a history more tragic and life-altering than many adults four times her age will have experienced. Two years ago...
Aid agencies struggle to support over two million displaced Iraqis

Aid agencies struggle to support over two million displaced Iraqis

As violence continues to force an average of 60,000 Iraqis from their homes every month, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), aid agencies...
New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

New hope for long-suffering Mauritanian refugees

This village seems typical of villages in northern Senegal - with thatched huts, women cooking on outdoor fires, children playing and men sitting under...