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Kenya: Keep Your Dreadlocks, Rastafarianism Is a Religion

[East African] A Kenyan court has ordered schools not to expel students who keep dreadlocks. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Opposition Unita Reiterates Focus On Education Sector

[ANGOP] Lubango -The parliamentary bench of the country's largest opposition party, UNITA, last Thursday in Lubango City, chief town of the southern Huila Province, reiterated the party's commitment to working for the development of higher education in Angola. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Submit Your NSFAS 2020 Application Now

[] Prospective students hoping to study through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to take advantage of the NSFAS 2020 application roadshows to apply for funding. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Social Media Divided on School Children Learning to Clean Markets

[Nairobi News] Opinion is divided among Kenyans following the introduction of the new competence-based curriculum that has seen young learners taught how to clean markets among other things. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Obstacles to Tanzania Quality Education Dream

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Sister Annette Farrel, a Holy Union Sister from Ireland has been working in Tanzania's education sector since September 1983. With the decades of experience, hers are bold and radical opinions to restructure the education system of Tanzania for the betterment of its people. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Embattled SUP Chairman Fights Back

[New Dawn] The embattled chairman of the vanguard Students Unification Party (SUP) at the State-owned University of Liberia (UL) Carlos T. Eddison says, he is still in charge of the SUP contrary to reports that he is removed from his post by some disgruntled members of the campus-based party. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Liberia Has Deficit of 5,000 Teachers

[New Dawn] -MoE says (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Rural Girls Asked to Strive for Higher Education

[Ghanaian Times] Tafo -Young girls living in rural areas have been urged to attain the higher heights in education and eschew cultural, religious norms and superstitious beliefs. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Take Advantage of Free SHS to Empower Yourselves--Yeboah-Afari

[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -Former Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Ms Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, has called on traditional authorities of the three regions- Bono, Bono East and Ahafo to take advantage of educational opportunities currently under the free Senior High School Policy, to educate and empower their people. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano Set to Tackle Out-of-School Children Challenge - Ganduje

[Vanguard] Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Thursday said that the state government would increase the funding of education to tackle increasing number of out-of-school children. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Renovations At Dilapidated Tulbagh School Fast Tracked

[GroundUp] Learners taught in school hall until new classrooms are built (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Health and Education Collapsing in Eswatini

[New Frame] A government directive preventing departments from hiring or creating new posts is leaving them understaffed and overworked to the point that children aren't being taught and people are dying. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: 40,000 Students to Undergo Internship Under New Govt Initiative

[Ghanaian Times] ABOUT 40,000 university students will, from next year, have the opportunity to intern with various organisations nationwide under an initiative to be rolled out by the Ministry of Business Development. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: GES Ask Prospective SHS Students to Be Patient With CSSPS

[Ghanaian Times] The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has asked prospective first year Senior High School (SHS) students to exercise patience as they go through the processes of accessing their placement on the Computer School Selection Placement System (CSSPS). (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Address Teachers Outstanding Issues--WR GNAT

[Ghanaian Times] Enchi -The Western Regional Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Nicholas Taylor, has urged the government to address some of the outstanding issues affecting teachers for industrial harmony. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Support Islamic Schools With Infrastructure-Gamp

[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Academy of Muslim Professionals (GAMPS), a non-governmental organisation of Muslim intellectuals and professionals, has appealed to the government to support Islamic schools with better infrastructure and facilities. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Education Minister Summoned Over Tuition Hike, Others

[Observer] -- Due to appear today (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 53 Students Win Firestone Liberia Scholarships

[Observer] Firestone Liberia on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 presented 53 Liberian students with full scholarship certificates for the next stage of their education at a ceremony held in the company's Senior High School auditorium, a release has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Xenophobia - Nigerian Professors Suggest Solution

[Premium Times] Abdullahi Ashafa, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Kaduna State University (KASU), on Wednesday urged the Nigerian government to shift its foreign Policy from African centred to citizens centred. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mpumalanga Education Head Axed

[News24Wire] Mpumalanga education department head Mahlasedi Mhlabane has been fired. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: MOBSE Poise to Pay D54m Debt Owed to Gambia College, UTG

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education has on Wednesday confirmed that even though they have paid several millions of dalasi to Gambia College and University of The Gambia, they still owe them millions. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Study At Universities to Be Resumed At Beginning of October

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Omer Bashir Manis headed Wednesday at the Council of Ministers' General Secretariat a meeting on arrangements for opening universities where the meeting discussed requirements resumption nd stability of study at universities. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Education At Universities to Be Resumed On October 1st, 2019

[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ambassador Omer Bashir Manis, chaired Wednesday at the Council of Ministers' Secretariat General a meeting designed to discuss the arrangements for resuming the academic year at universities. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: University in Mugabe Vacation U-Turn

[New Zimbabwe] UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) authorities have reversed their decision to send students on forced vacation ostensibly to mourn late former State President Robert Mugabe who died in Singapore last Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: School Safety Comes Under the Spotlight

[] School safety came under the spotlight in Parliament on Tuesday in a joint sitting of the portfolio committees of Basic Education and the Police. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Holds Summit to Tackle Rot in Education Sector

[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom State Government has finally come to terms with the reality about the education sector in the state. The government on Thursday organised a summit to seek expert opinions on how to fix the broken school system. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Teacher Unions Threaten Picketing Over HRMIS

[Ghanaian Times] Three teacher unions have called on the Public Service Commission (PSC) to as a matter of urgency, suspend the implementation of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) for Ghana Education Service (GES) employees. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: UEW Students Asked to Remain Calm On Campus

[Ghanaian Times] The Chairperson of the Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Professor Obeng Mireku, has asked students to remain calm as the board is working towards restoring normalcy back to campus. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ntowkrom, Abreshia Communities in Wassa Get New School Blocks

[Ghanaian Times] The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Assembly, Madam Helena Appiah, has inaugurated a new three-classroom block with ancillary facilities for Ntowkrom. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: 'My First Day At School' Marked in Accra

[Ghanaian Times] Nearly 100 new entrants were yesterday admitted at three basic schools visited by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey as part of the annual 'My First Day at School celebration'. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Why Ugandan Girls Are Dropping Out of School

[Monitor] Hoima -It is a drizzling morning on the streets of Hoima town in mid-western Uganda. While driving from home to work, I meet a teenager at a junction of Hoima Main Street and Persy road. As school going children rush to school, 13-year old Jane is walking in a drizzle carrying a basket containing yellow bananas. (AllAfrica)

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