News : Education

Zimbabwe:The Nightmare of Menstruation for Poor Girls

[The Herald] Fifteen-year-old Belinda (not her real name) from Highfield, Harare misses school every time she is going through her menstrual cycle. Apart from the dysmenorrhea (also known as painful periods, menstrual cramps), her grandmother cannot afford to buy sanitary wear for her. So she was trained to improvise and use old cotton cloths. And that is not a very pretty thing to do. Never mind that it is dehumanising. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Govt Wants to Make History Compulsory at School. But Can It?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools. Most of the debate around the report has focused on its main recommendation - to make history compulsory in the final three years of high school from 2023. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Speak More Than One Language? This Is What It Does to Your Brain.

[Bhekisisa] Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Global Standard in Banking Education Introduced

[This Day] As part of efforts to promote ethical standards as well as provide the foundation for high-quality and consistent education for bankers worldwide, the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) has announced the release of the first banking standard for banking practitioners across the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:OAU Students Lament Hike in Rent

[Premium Times] Some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have lamented the hike in cost of renting apartments in the last two months which they attributed to the new on-campus accommodation policy of the institution. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzanian Government Reacts to Rape Allegations At St Florence School

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has asked for more time to issue a statement following spreading reports that a teacher raped pupils at St Florence school. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:How the SKA Telescope Is Boosting South Africa's Knowledge Economy

[The Conversation Africa] We're living in a time when data and knowledge have become key resources for economic development. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Despite School Shortage, Akwa Ibom Abandons Multi-Billion Naira College

[Premium Times] Apart from many of its schools being dilapidated, Akwa Ibom also has shortage of public schools. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Education Cabinet Secretary Puts Exam Cheats on Notice

[Nation] Schools found to have engaged in examination cheating will be closed down and the culprits punished, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed warned on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Task Team Recommends History Be Made Compulsory and More Africa-Centred

[News24Wire] A ministerial task team has recommended that history be made a compulsory school subject, according to a report released by the Department of Basic Education on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Stakeholders Proffer Ways to Make Teaching Profession Attractive

[Guardian] As part of strategy to enhance growth and development across the nation, stakeholders in the education sector have proffered solutions on how to attract the best brain into the teaching profession. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:President Museveni, Janet Clash Over Business School Job

[Observer] An astonishing disagreement between the first lady and her husband over the re-appointment of Prof Juma Waswa Balunywa as principal of Makerere University Business School (Mubs) has spilled into public view. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Sierra Leone Seeks Doctors, Teachers From Nigeria

[Premium Times] Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allie Kabba, has requested Nigeria's assistance in energy, education and health sectors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Group Warns Institutions Against Post-UTME Screening, Says Court Order Subsists

[Guardian] A non-governmental organisation, Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has warned managers of the nation's tertiary institutions against conducting the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinaion (UTME), warning that there's a subsisting order of the court against the exercise. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Students Left Hungry, Destitute Due to Non-Payment of NSFAS Allowances, MPs Told

[News24Wire] Without their allowances, many students on tertiary campuses across the country are left destitute and hungry, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training heard on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Ministry Writes Textbooks in Sign Language

[Addis Fortune] The Ministry of Education (MoE) has invested five million Birr in publishing sign language textbooks for preschool and high school students. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Education Ministry Designs Alternative Strategy for Pastoralist

[Addis Fortune] The government has revised the educational strategy for the pastoralist areas by designing a mobile school as an alternative method for better access to education. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Nice Caution Teachers Over Sexual Abuse On Schoolgirls

[Nyasa Times] National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust has expressed concern over increased incidents of teachers impregnating female students in Chiradzulu district. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Radical Plan to Overhaul Education Management

[Nation] The government is planning to overhaul key institutions involved in the management of basic education through radical proposals that could see county commissioners chair education boards. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Senator Involved in Certificate Scandal Backs Establishment of Education College

[Premium Times] A bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of a Federal College of Education (Technical) in Aghoro, Bayelsa State, has passed second reading. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Schools Involved in Exam Cheating to Be Deregistered - CS Amina

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has issued a stern warning to schools found engaging in irregularities during this year's national examinations that they will be deregistered. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:TSC to Recruit Over 8,000 Teachers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Nancy Macharia has announced that the government has agreed to recruit over 8,000 teachers in a bid to address the teacher student ratio which has been a big challenge in public schools. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Approves Setting Up of Industrial Parks

[The Herald] Government has approved the setting up of industrial parks which will result in the development of innovations by higher and tertiary students to process and manufacture products. (AllAfrica)

Africa:OAU Gets New Registrar

[Premium Times] The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has appointed Margaret Omosule as the 12th Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council of the university. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Varsities Sign MOU for Collaborative Research

[Guardian] In a bid to boost research, Elizade University (EU) Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife on staff and student exchange, training and collaborative research endeavor. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Senate Investigates OAU Sex-for-Marks Scandal

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to probe a sex-for-mark case at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Limpopo Education On Applications for Academic Year 2019

[Govt of SA] The Limpopo Department of Education hereby reminds all parents, guardians and caregivers that applications for the 2019 academic year closes this Thursday, the 31st of MAY 2018. The Department accordingly urges those that might not have applied or returned their application forms, to do so immediately and not wait for the last minute rush. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:NCCE Intensifies Education On Environmental Protection and Tax Compliance in the Techiman North District

[Ghana Govt.] The Techiman North District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has embarked on a district-wide sensitization campaign on the need to protect the environment and pay taxes regularly. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:ASUU, TETFund, CVC, NUC Reject Amendments to TETFund Act

[This Day] Abuja -The clamour to amend clause 72a and 73 of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Act 2011 and expand its scope of intervention has again suffered a major setback as stakeholders vehemently rejected any change to the law. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Volunteer Teacher, Doma People's Hero

[The Herald] It is a hot early morning at Mariga Village, Kanyemba in Mbire District, Mashonaland Central Province. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Lecturers Call Off Strike

[Nation] Lecturers have called off their strike, which had paralysed learning in public universities for 76 days. (AllAfrica)

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