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Zimbabwe:Parents Challenge English Exam Rewrite

[New Zimbabwe] AN urgent chamber application has been filed at the Harare High Court challenging the decision to nullify the results of last November's O-Level English exam and ordering a resit of a paper affected by cheating. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Set Army On Rogue School Authorities, Says Zanu-PF MP

[New Zimbabwe] DANGAMVURA-CHIKANGA MP, Isau Mupfumi has urged the deployment of uniformed soldiers in local schools to deter defiant authorities who continue turning away orphans defaulting on paying fees. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Stakeholders' Participation Critical to Decision-Making in Education'

[Guardian] The Executive Director of Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye, has advocated the active participation of stakeholders in education. Speaking at a workshop in the Shomolu and Kosofe areas of Lagos State on the importance of monitoring and tracking the implementation of UBEC/SUBEB projects, Owasanoye said: "We want an education system where our children will feel comfortable to be in school, not on the streets committing crime and causing instability in the country." (AllAfrica)

South Africa:A Personal Journey Sheds Light On Why There Are So Few Black Women in Science

[The Conversation Africa] Nine years into my research and academic career, one of the most common questions I hear from family and friends is, "uzoqedanini ukufunda?" ("Will she ever finish studying?") (AllAfrica)

Angola:Budgetary Allocation for Education and Health to Get Increase

[ANGOP] Luanda -The monetary allocation for the sectors of health and education, in the 2018 Draft State Budget, is to be increased to enable also the recruitment of 20,000 new teachers for primary and secondary education, 1,500 physicians and 200 nursing and diagnostic technicians. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Quest for Quality Education Gives Rise to Low-Income Private Schools

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Social gratification could be linked to the swelling number of low-cost private schools in low and middle-income neighborhoods in the country. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Politician Tayali Joins Calls for the Re-Opening of University

[Zambia Reports] The drawn out closure of the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University is increasingly coming under public scrutiny with noise maker Chilufya Tayali staging a lone protest to demand the re-opening of the two public universities. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Inequality Also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, Not Wealth Alone

[IPS] Copenhagen, Denmark -Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there's a global "inequality crisis," but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Report Exposes Cover Up On Corruption, Sexual Harassment

[This Day] A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how most allegations of corruption in federal universities such as unfair allocation of grades; contract inflation, truncation of staff's salary on the pay roll; employment of unqualified staff; Senator Dino Melaye's certificate scandal saga; examination malpractices; sexual harassment; issuance of results for expelled student to graduate; and sales of university certificates for undeserving persons have neither been (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:2017 Ordinary Level Students to Rewrite English Exam

[The Herald] Candidates who sat for the November 2017 Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC)'s Ordinary Level English Paper 2 Examination are set to re-write the paper on Friday next week following cheating that took place last year when the examination was administered. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:UCT SRC President 'Made Up' Housing Crisis Claims - SRC Members

[News24Wire] UCT Student Representative Council (SRC) members have denounced claims made by SRC president Karabo Khakhau that there was a housing crisis at the university. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:KCCA, Legislator Clash Over School Repairs

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the Rubaga North Member of Parliament, Mr Moses Kasibante, are locked in a wrangle involving two public primary schools where the legislator claims KCCA spent colossal sum of tax payers' money on ghost infrastructure repairs . (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Nodding Syndrome Children Die As Care Centre Remains Closed

[Monitor] Two children, who were suffering from nodding syndrome, have died just a month after a care centre in Omoro District that catered for them was closed due to shortage of funds. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Head Teacher Flees School As Uneb Withholds Candidates' Results

[Monitor] Wilberforce Kasozi, the Head teacher of Nyendo Mixed Secondary School in Masaka Municipality on Wednesday fled his office after receiving information that Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results for his students had been withheld by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Security, Integrity of Exam System Critical

[The Herald] We report elsewhere in today's edition that Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima has directed that candidates who sat for November 2017 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC)'s Ordinary Level English Paper 2 Examination should rewrite the paper next Friday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Teachers Avoid School as Banditry Persists

[Nation] Teachers working in schools in West Pokot County are now seeking transfer following attacks by bandits. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Striking Teachers Given Ultimatum to Return to Work or Else

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has given striking teachers twenty-four hours ultimatum to return to teaching duties or face disciplinary action accordingly and immediately. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyan Nominated for Global Education Award

[Nation] A Kenyan educationist has been nominated for a prestigious global education award. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KNUT Wants TSC to Hasten Teacher Promotions

[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers on Thursday stepped up pressure on the Teachers Service Commission to promote more than 30,000 teachers who have acquired higher qualification, and drop performance appraisals. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sossion Wants TSC to Suspend Performance Appraisals

[Capital FM] Nairobi -KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion now wants the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to suspend performance appraisals saying they consume a lot of class time. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KNUT Against Transfer of Teachers Far From Their Home Counties

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has faulted the move by the Ministry of Education to transfer teachers far from their home counties, saying it's causing serious ripples in the education sector. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Pilato Demands University Re-Opening

[Zambia Reports] With Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo staying put on the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) remaining closed social commentator Chama Fumba has taken a dig at the minister. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Six Public Universities Get Vice-Chancellors

[Nation] Six public universities have now substantive vice-chancellors after more than one and a half years of waiting. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Grades for S5, Other Tertiary Institutions

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 287,350 of the 320,119 candidates who sat for the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams have qualified to join Senior Five and other post-Ordinary Level training institutions, according to the just released results. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Grade Special Needs Students Differently - HM

[Monitor] Kampala -Special needs students continue to face challenges with the way Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) sets examinations and grades results which affects their performance. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:45 Youths Graduate With Vocational Skills in Dowa

[Nyasa Times] Dowa District Council has urged youths in the district to make use of vocational skills gained from various institutions, saying the acquisition of skills alone was not the end of the road, but the impact they will make. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:JAMB and the Quest for Good Governance

[Daily Trust] By now, the most concerned parties in the annual UTME must have come to terms with the unrelenting tenacity of the Oloyede-led JAMB in detecting and scuttling "smart cheating" tactics across the examination environment. While the criminal ingenuity of the examined remains highly adventurous, the examiner's curiosity is on steroids and the intrigued observer must continue to suffer the doubled challenge of concentration in keeping a tab on the duel. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Bayelsa Trains 3,000 Teachers

[Daily Trust] Yenagoa -Bayelsa State government has trained over 3,000 teachers in public secondary and primary schools, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Jonathan Robinson Oboebitei, has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Firm Set to Revolutionise Preparation for Exams Through Online Platform

[Guardian] To help students prepare for external examinations effectively, Chronicles Software Development Company Limited, has formally launched an online platform SuccessBox creatively designed for students to achieve 100 per cent success in their examinations. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Combination of Synergies to Reduce Female Illiteracy Defended

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Domingos da Silva Neto, defended Wednesday in Luanda the combination of synergies to reduce the levels of female illiteracy. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:University Boss Threatens Axe Over Grace Mugabe PhD

[New Zimbabwe] University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura has reportedly turned to harassing lecturers who have questioned former First Lady Grace Mugabe's doctorate awarded controversially in 2014, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)

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