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Nigeria:ASUU Protests Planned Termination of Appointments in Lasu

[Leadership] Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday took to the Governor's office in Lagos to urge the Governor to set up a visitation panel on the alleged plan by the management of the Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojo, to terminate appointment of three of its members at LASU Chapter unjustly. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Wide Inequalities Cast Shadow On Human Development Progress

[UNDP] New York -According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Forces University to Postpone Graduation

[New Zimbabwe] THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Thursday abruptly suspended its graduation ceremony which was set for this Friday citing the deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed 25 lives and affected nearly 4 000 locals. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:17-Year-Old Murder Suspect to Appear in Court

[SAPS] A 17-year-old murder suspect is expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrates' Court on Monday, 17 September 2018. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:Teachers Raise Their Problems With Comiche

[AIM] Maputo -Primary school teachers in Maputo on Wednesday asked Eneas Comiche, the mayoral candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party in the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October, for better school facilities to ensure greater comfort and safety for pupils and teachers alike. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Age No Deterrent, As 79-Year-Old KZN Man Celebrates Getting His PhD

[News24Wire] While retirement is normally associated with taking a step back and relaxing at home after years of hard labour, that is not the case for one 79-year-old man from KwaZulu-Natal. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:There Is No Place for Racism At Institutions of Higher Learning - Minister

[New Era] The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi says racism will not be condoned in the education and training sphere in Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Primary Education Not Govt Priority - Unicef

[Namibian] UNICEF education officer Jessica Brown says the Namibian government is not prioritising primary education, leading to an unstable foundation for pupils. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Educationists Say No to Govt Mergers

[Monitor] Kampala -Some government officials have opposed the merging of education entities, saying it will be a blunder as they play different roles. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Egerton Vice Chancellor Has Been Suspended

[Nairobi News] Egerton University vice chancellor Prof Rose Mwonya has been suspended. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Should African Schools Teach More Local Languages?

[Deutsche Welle] Imagine starting school and not being able to understand your teacher. That's a reality for many African first-graders who speak their mother-tongues at home and are taught in English, French or Portuguese at school. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why Education Has Been My Top Priority - Abaji Chairman

[Daily Trust] The chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has said his administration accords education greater priority because it is the bedrock of development and which gives the youth a chance to develop. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Kadpoly Braces to Protect Students From Educator Misconduct

[Daily Trust] Kaduna and Abuja -The spate of teacher malpractices in Kaduna Polytechnic, including sexual abuse, doctoring in exams and falsification of documents, has come under the spotlight as acts detrimental to the education pursuit of students and capable of corrupting values in the wider society. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Teachers Threaten Strike Action Over Non Stipend Payment for Special Lessons

[Concord] By Regina Pratt (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:UK Answers Bio's Call, Sends 8 Sierra Leonean Students to Study

[Concord] Minister of Further Education and Research Professor Aiah Gbakima, British High Commissioner Guy Warrington, Head of DFID Sierra Leone Mary Hunt, Head of British Council Tony Reilly and the eight successful candidates (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Lagos Teachers Recruitment - 65,818 Jostle for Teaching Positions

[This Day] A total of 65,818 applications have been received for the 2, 200 teaching positions opened to the public by the Lagos State Government. The job portal was closed by midnight of September 6. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Record On Exam Issue Set Straight

[Daily News] GREEN Light Foundation (GLF) has denied having any political motives in rewarding Zanzibar students with excellent performance in national examinations. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Adult Education Officers Petition Govt

[Namibian] A GROUP of adult education practitioners, promoters and officers from the Erongo region marched to the regional education directorate at Swakopmund last Thursday to hand over a petition to the education ministry. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Initiation Ceremonies Fuel School Dropout Rate in Machinga

[Nyasa Times] Initiation ceremonies are still contributing to high dropout rate of girls in schools in Machinga despite efforts to curb the vice. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Narok South Clashes Leave Schools Empty, Residents Poorer

[Nation] Several schools were deserted as warring communities in Narok South started counting losses following clashes that have left at least three people dead. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Suspends Classes At Glen View School

[The Herald] Government has ordered the temporary suspension of lessons at Glen View 5 Primary School in Harare to pave way for the provision of adequate sanitation facilities. This followed reports that two pupils had died, while over 20 others received treatment for suspected cholera. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Overcrowded Eastern Cape Schools At the Centre of Court Application Against Education MEC

[News24Wire] School overcrowding has taken centre stage in an application before the Mthatha High Court which a group of fed up parents, who have children at four Eastern Cape schools, have lodged. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:8,000 School Places Blocked in Western Cape

[GroundUp] While parents struggle to find schools for their children for next year, over 8,000 places remain blocked in schools across the Western Cape. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Persistent Extra School Charges Irk Parents

[New Times] In 2016, Lycée de Kigali - a public secondary school - unveiled a Rwf150 million project to fence the school premises as part of a strategy to curb drug abuse among the students. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Children With Special Educational Needs Get School in Nigeria

[Vanguard] Parents whose children are faced with learning challenges can now heave a sigh of relief as special school for special needs education berths in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Government to Distribute 2800 Motorbikes for Education Coordinators

[Daily News] A total of 2,800 motorbikes will soon be distributed purposely to enable education coordinators across the country to supervise schools. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Adult Education a Priority - Teachers' Union

[New Era] Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) has emphasised that adult education is a priority in Namibia and should therefore be taken seriously. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:At Last, the Perils of Identity Politics in the Spotlight

[Daily Maverick] When Dagbreek Student Affairs, the drafters of the booklet Inkululeko: Talking Freedom, read the criticism of our booklet by Stellenbosch University Law Faculty lecturers Dr Bradley Slade and Professor Henk Botha, we were delighted, writes TIAN ALBERTS. This is the moment when we realised that our objective of instigating levelled debate on campus had materialised. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Literacy - You Just Can't Fake It

[Daily Maverick] In South Africa about 80 percent of children can't read properly after four years of full-time schooling and we are told that we must be devoting more time and resources to teaching them to collaborate? Or think critically? Or to code? But... They. Can't. Read. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Suspended University Boss Nyagura to Stand Trial

[The Herald] Suspended University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice-Chancellor Levi Nyagura, accused of illegally awarding former First Lady Grace Mugabe a PhD, will stand trial on September 17 following the dismissal of his application for referral of the case to the Constitutional Court. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Our Experiences As Scholars in Sudan - Nigerian Lecturers

[Daily Trust] Last month, an inspection team from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) embarked on a four-day visit to Nigerian lecturers who are on postgraduate studies in Sudan. Despite few challenges, the scholars are relishing their experiences. Daily Trust on Sunday reports. (AllAfrica)

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