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Nigeria: Governors to Implement Compulsory Free Education

[This Day] Twenty four governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have resolved to forward three executive bills to their respective State Houses of Assembly that would pave way for the creation of security trust funds in all the states, setting up of collection and administration of revenue boards, as well as implementation of free compulsory education for citizens, Governor Roachas Okoroacha of Imo State said in Abuja on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: University Protesters Dispersed Following Attempted Disruption

[News24Wire] Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students protested against financial exclusions on Thursday. About 200 people participated in the protests at the Cape Town campus. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Teachers' Strike in Anglophone Regions Nears 11-Month Mark

[VOA] The teachers' strike in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions is coming up on 11 months with no end in sight, though the government tells VOA that talks are ongoing. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Pledges to Improve Teachers' Welfare

[New Times] The government has reaffirmed its commitment to improving teachers' welfare. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Pupils Enjoy Lessons in Classrooms Without Walls

[Namibian] PUPILS at the Munganya Junior Primary School listen attentively to their teacher during a lesson on nouns. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Teachers Salaries Delayed Again

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government will once again delay paying the salaries of teachers in public primary and secondary schools this month which is attributed to bureaucracy in the State machinery. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Central Darfur Students Daily Summoned to Security Office

[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -Two students from the Zalingei University, along with two relatives of another student who's wanted by the Sudanese security apparatus, have been summoned to the security's office daily this week. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: '18 Wounded Students', Tension in West Kordofan University

[Radio Dabanga] En Nahud -Tensions a day after students clashed, causing the wounding of reportedly 18 students, at the Faculty of Education in West Kordofan University in En Nahud resulted in students staying away from class. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Science and Maths Teachers Get U.S.$220,000 Scholarships

[East African] East African Development Bank in partnership with the African-American Institute have invested in a $220,000 Stem scholarship to train public school teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Bamenda - Life Returns As Teachers Celebrate

[Cameroon Tribune] World Teachers day message challenges North West teachers to excel in education mission. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Hospital Launches Heart Fund

[Citizen] Mwanza -Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) has launched an initiative, dubbed the Heart Foundation Lake Zone Chapter, for soliciting money to support training of cardiologists. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Teacher Says She Was Fired for Going Blind

[News24Wire] A 52-year-old teacher who lost her sight says the principal of the school fired her and the KwaZulu-Natal department of education has done nothing about it. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Former Mugabe Ally's Book Blocked From Schools

[New Zimbabwe] The government has allegedly blocked war veteran Agrippa Mutambara's book The Rebel in Me from being taught in the country's high schools. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Slaps Tougher Visa Rules on Foreign Students

[East African] Foreigners looking to study in Kenya will be required to secure police clearance certificates as part of their application for study visas under new rules introduced by Immigration. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Free Secondary Education Plan on Course - Ruto

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has kept alive the Jubilee administration's pledge for free secondary education, announcing on Wednesday that the government will put up more classrooms at a cost of Sh50 billion from January to accommodate the expected increase in enrolment. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Dr Lim Kok Wing Pays Courtesy Call On Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Professor Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing paid a courtesy call to acting President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: How Free Is Free Education?

[Foroyaa] The orphan came to the Foroyaa office with a widow to request for support for a child moving from grade four to grade five. The mother was asked to go to the school for a bill. She came back empty handed. When the headmaster was called, he said that apart from the 100 dalasi paid by Government, parents are to shoulder the cost of exercise books, uniform and the rest which adds up to almost 1000 dalasi. He said that he could not put that in writing since it is not expenditure coming directly to the school. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Student Factions Come to Blows in West Kordofan - 10+ Injured

[Radio Dabanga] En Nahud -At least ten students were injured - one of them seriously - in an attack on Wednesday by student supporters of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party on a speech gathering organised by students at the Faculty of Education in West Kordofan University in En Nahud. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Empower Teachers - Give Them the Freedom to Teach, UN Urges On World Day

[UN News] Underscoring the critical important role teachers play in ensuring the future for every society, the United Nations today called for empowering educators with the freedom and support they need to undertake their vital mission. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: International Teacher's Day Observed Nationwide

[Shabait] Asmara -The International Teachers' Day was observed today, 5 October at national level in Tsaeda-Christian, Berik sub-zone, under the theme "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers". (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fayose Splashes Car Gifts, Millions On Teachers

[Vanguard] THE Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Ekiti State, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to urgently charge the arrested Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and Accountant General of the State, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, to court if indeed it has anything against them. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Students in New Drive to Fight Genocide Ideology in Schools

[New Times] Students from the University of Rwanda have formed an association called Imbonizarwo through which they intend to marshal efforts to uproot the genocide ideology in all its manifestations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: World Teachers' Day - Take Teachers' Welfare Serious, Mssn Urges Nigerian Govt

[Premium Times] The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, has called on the federal government to institute a gratifying teacher-specific allowance, GTSA, to appreciate the contributions rendered by teachers nationwide. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Private School Fees Cause Stir

[Namibian] Most private schools in Windhoek have the same teacher-pupil ratio as the public sector institutions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Labour Federation Commends Educators on World Teacher Day

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes thousands of South African Teachers a wonderful World Teachers Day today, 05th of October 2017. This year's commemoration is held under the theme "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers". We acknowledge the thousands of teachers who continue to dedicate themselves to their work of reducing and ultimately eradicating illiteracy rate among young people and adults in this country. Under difficult circumstances teachers continue to contribute to the eradicati (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Power and Politics of Knowledge - What African Universities Need to Do

[The Conversation Africa] The idea that knowledge is infused with power and politics may sound abstract, so let me offer an example from my own life to illustrate. I was invited to a dinner proceeding a conference in an African capital city. I had expected to meet all the other speakers. But it turned out to be only for the chosen few. I could not help wondering how we'd been selected. White faces outnumbered black ones, men outnumbered women - at a conference to discuss African universities' future role. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Western Cape Education On National Nkosi Albert Luthuli Young Historians' Awards

[Govt of SA] The Western Cape takes double gold at the National Nkosi Albert Luthuli Young Historians' Awards (AllAfrica)

South Africa: MEC Debbie Schäfer On World Teachers Day

[Govt of SA] Dr Forest E Witcraft, said that: A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank ... but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Angie Motshekga Celebrates Teachers Day, 5 Oct

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will join millions of people to celebrate the contribution of our teachers under theme "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers". The theme links well with Government's 2017 national celebrations in honour of Oliver Reginald Tambo, freedom fighter, lawyer and teacher, who personified the values of a quality educator by promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of teachers. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: TUN to Boycott World Teachers' Day Celebrations

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The Teacher's Union of Namibia (TUN) has decided to boycott this year's commemoration of World Teacher's Day, as they feel they are being sidelined by the education, arts and culture ministry. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Campus Protest Trauma 'The New Normal'

[News24Wire] Universities are often portrayed as places of considered debate, and learning. (AllAfrica)

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