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Computer science education paving way to

From laptops to desktops to smartphones to tablets, computing has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is reported that nationwide, there are more than 500,000 unfilled computing jobs, and the number is expected to double to over 1 million by 2020. With computing now the No. 1 source of all new wages in the United States, it ... Read More »

Education: Key to the success of Chile’s historic recycling law

Little by little, the cities of Chile begin to fill up with “clean points” for recycling – CREDIT: Pulso The new legislation will only work if there is a cultural change in terms of separating at the source CREDIT: Pulso The new legislation will only work if there is a cultural change in terms of separating at the source – ... Read More »

‘Welcome and important’: academics on decolonising education

The debate sparked by a group of undergraduates at the University of Cambridge, on how and whether to “decolonise” British tertiary education by incorporating more black and minority ethnic voices, is spreading rapidly across universities and academic disciplines. Paul Gilroy, professor of American and English literature at King’s College London, tweeted an image of Batman proclaiming “Decolonising the humanities isn’t just about Oxbridge”, ... Read More »

Education Dept rescinds documents on rights of students with disabilities: report

The Education Department has rescinded 72 documents that laid out the rights of students with disabilities, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The department has pulled the guidance as part of the Trump administration’s attempts to repeal regulations officials believe to be unnecessary.  The documents were rescinded on Oct. 2, according to the Post.A spokeswoman for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not return a ... Read More »

Buhari directs ministry to convene summit on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks. The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilorin. The president was represented by Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission. He explained ... Read More »

Ombudsman could investigate Victorian education department boss

Victoria’s education boss could be investigated by the Ombudsman over explosive claims she tried to pressure a youth justice executive not to give damaging court evidence against the Andrews government. Fairfax Media can reveal that a parliamentary committee will refer the allegations involving education department secretary Gill Callister​ to the state watchdog, paving the way for a potential probe into one ... Read More »

Prayers won’t eradicate Boko Haram, education will, says Nigerian bishop

Bishop Matthew Kukah of Nigeria is warning that Boko Haram will continue to recruit young people so long as efforts aren’t made to educate the youth. He said the rise of the Islamic terrorist organization is one of the consequences of “having over 15 million kids walking the streets with no education. Just feasting on drugs…these are the consequences for ... Read More »

Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education

“By the time we walked to school, the school day would end.” – Najiba, 15, explaining why she and her eight siblings did not go to school in Daikundi, Mazar-i Sharif, July 2016. (Kabul) – Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen ... Read More »

‘Toughest places for girls to get an education’: Africa gets 9 slots in top 10

A development campaign group, ONE, has disclosed that countries in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a ranking of places unfavourable for the girl child to get an education. The One report released on the occasion of International Day of the Girl (October 11) was titled: “The Toughest Places For A Girl To Get An Education.” It said due to existing hurdles that girls ... Read More »

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

Nobel Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai sits down for an interview with UN News during the high-level session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten 5 October 2017 – More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achieving gender equality in ... Read More »