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Free higher education is possible, says Lindiwe Sisulu

Free higher education is possible, says Lindiwe Sisulu Sisulu says her campaign’s focus on free higher education is based on a funding model developed by a ministerial task team. ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says free and inclusive higher education is possible in South Africa, but only through a public-private partnership initiative that does not only rely on government funds ... Read More »

By Mentawai for Mentawai: How community-driven education can save a tribe

By Mentawai for Mentawai: How community-driven education can save a tribe August Tonggiat Sikatsila sits in the dense jungle of Siberut, the largest island in the Mentawai chain that lies 150 kilometers west of Sumatra. A recognized biosphere zone with endemic plant and animal species, the forests of the Mentawai Islands are of vital importance to the greater global ecosystem. ... Read More »

Pupil-teacher ratio drops as education funding hits record levels

Pupil-teacher ratio drops as education funding hits record levels Education spending will be increased by €554 million next year, bringing the total spend to a record €10.08 billion. The Budget measures include reducing the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level by one point to 26 pupils per teacher. A total of 1,300 additional teaching posts will be created in 2018, to ... Read More »

Cork schools to benefit from Education Budget

Cork schools to benefit from Education Budget Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has announced that Cork schools and students are set to benefit from the 2018 Education Budget which will enable the lowest pupil to teacher ratio ever. Furthermore, additional Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) will ensure extra supports for local children who need them most. Senator Lombard said: “26:1 is ... Read More »

49ers Foundation STEAM Education Brings Programming to Underserved Youth

49ers Foundation STEAM Education Brings Programming to Underserved Youth Last week, the award-winning 49ers Foundation STEAM Education Program teamed up with 49ers Academy to introduce East Palo Alto youth to the concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through the lens of football. During the all-school assembly, which hosted various stations dedicated to showcasing STEAM in football, the ... Read More »

Malala Almost Died Trying To Get An Education — Today She Started At Oxford

Malala Almost Died Trying To Get An Education — Today She Started At Oxford Her first day at Oxford was exactly five years after she was shot by the Taliban Malala Yousafzai survived being shot by the Taliban, won a Nobel Prize at only 16 years old, and bravely spoke out about life in Pakistan under the rule of the ... Read More »

Education is the only weapon to defeat evil spread by ignorance: Bilawal Bhutto

Education is the only weapon to defeat evil spread by ignorance: Bilawal Bhutto KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that he wanted every kid, whether boy or girl, enrolled for education in Sindh and rest of the country. “Education is the only weapon to defeat the evil spread by ignorance and illiteracy,” Bilawal Bhutto said ... Read More »

Sudan: Minister for Education – We Are the Sector Most Affected By the Sanctions, Particularly the Technical Education

Sudan: Minister for Education – We Are the Sector Most Affected By the Sanctions, Particularly the Technical Education Khartoum — The Minister for General Education, said the education sector, and the technical education in particular, is the most affected by the economic sanctions that continued for two decades and which were announced lifted only four days ago. Asia Mohamed Abdalla, ... Read More »

Schools’ focus on tests is damaging education, Ofsted chief warns

Schools’ focus on tests is damaging education, Ofsted chief warns Children’s education is becoming increasingly narrow because schools spend too much time preparing for tests, the head of Ofsted warned today. In a damning commentary on the state of curriculums, chief inspector Amanda Spielman said both primaries and secondaries were focusing too much on exams and league tables to the ... Read More »

British MP Peter Hain on the funding of higher education in SA

British MP Peter Hain on the funding of higher education in SA British MP Lord Peter Hain finds it “grotesque” that state money is used to bail out companies like South African Airways (SAA) while students struggle to pay their tuition fees and debt. “It just makes me angry because there is just so much potential in this country‚” he ... Read More »