Education

UAE President announces plans to unify education in all government schools

Schools across the emirates that follow the UAE Government Ministry of Education’s curriculum will be brought under one education system. Jeff Topping / The National Schools across the UAE will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Education Council. According to the announcement, all Government schools and ... Read More »

Gypsy women breaking education barriers with uni degrees

Gypsies and travellers may traditionally have the fewest qualifications of any ethnic group in England and Wales, but those going to university in Pembrokeshire say the younger generation is bucking that trend. “What do you want to learn for? You’re not going to make anything of your life.” That was the attitude Leeanne Morgan said she faced from teachers as ... Read More »

Heart disease and education link revealed – are YOU at risk?

Experts said the findings provide the strongest evidence so far that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount. The authors said: “Increasing the number of years that people spend in the educational system may lower their risk of subsequently developing coronary heart disease by ... Read More »

How to get a computer science education without the massive student loans

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever since The Social Network made programming sexy, software developers have been in high demand. (Okay fine, before that, too.) And as more and more Silicon Beach and Valley tech companies strike it rich, the demand for local developers across the country keeps increasing. SEE ALSO: Learn ... Read More »

IIT Guwahati qualifies for Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2017 grand finale

Out of 35 teams which participated in the Guwahati qualifying final round of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2017, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged as the winner. The quiz was held at the Cotton University on the occasion of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, which is being celebrated in its eleventh edition, instituted in memory of ... Read More »

School nurse shortage ‘putting children’s lives at risk’

Children with conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies could experience a life-threatening emergency at any time, says the RCN Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock Children’s lives are being put at risk because of the shortages of school nurses, experts have warned. Austerity measures have resulted in more than 500 school nurses leaving the profession without being replaced. The Royal College of Nursing ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur whistleblower professor Rajeev Kumar reinstated at JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University has allowed Rajeev Kumar, former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Karagpur and whistleblower, to be reinstated. An official order by JNU said that he will :”resume his duties in School of Computer and Systems Sciences immediately.” Former president Pranab Mukherjee had quashed the order for the professor’s compulsory retirement which was decided by IIT KGP in 2014, following ... Read More »

NIOS: Aadhaar to be mandatory for open school examination

After making Aadhaar card mandatory in JEE, NEET and UGC NET examination, the government has not made it compulsory for students appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others’ behalf. Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) has decided to make Aadhaar mandatory for candidates appearing for ... Read More »

IIMC deemed university status idea to be studied by new UGC panel

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has set up a panel to study a proposal to grant deemed university status to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). The IIMC, one of the prestigious journalism schools in the country which functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, offers diploma courses in journalism, advertising and public relations. According to a senior ... Read More »

Phillips Urges Public, Diaspora To Be Prepared To Help Fund Education

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the public and the diapora must prepare to start playing a greater role in funding education. Dr Phillips says despite efforts to improve Jamaica’s education system, many students continue to struggle due to limited social mobility and the absence of critical social capital. Speaking at the 7th Annual Award Ceremony and Luncheon of the ... Read More »