Papua New Guinea Teacher’s Union Doubts Free Education Program

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In Papua New Guinea, tuition fees hold many parents back from providing for their children’s education. As a result, nearly a quarter of school-aged children receive no formal education. Addressing this issue, the government recently allocated 238 million kinas (USD 112 million) to PNG’s free education program. Covering all student fees up to grade 10, […]

Taipei Students Protest Against New Univerisity Fee Decision

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Recently, a decision has been passed to give universities in Taipei the right to raise tuition fees for their graduate programs. In response, students took to the streets in protest outside the Ministry of Education in Taipei. Students worry that universities will use this flexibility to unfairly raise tuitions too high. One student expressed her […]

West London School Provides Extra Tuition for Political Refugees

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On the outskirts of West London, a small group of dedicated practitioners has created a multi-story educational complex tailored towards helping political refugees. Owl Education, situated in Southall, was founded in 1987 due to the fact that many of greater London’s current inhabitants have suffered educational setbacks. Owl, therefore, offers extra tutoring to the children […]

Microsoft Kick Starts Virtual Education Initiative in Africa

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The American internet giant Microsoft has recently launched a new initiative aimed at educating African citizens through the use of low-cost, specially designed smartphones. The world’s largest web provider plans to equip the inhabitants of Egypt, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Angola, and Kenya with a broadband infrastructure that will enhance educational productivity and boost African business. […]

Indonesia State Universities Lower School Fees

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According to reports, Indonesian state universities will forgo initial fees for new students at the start of the 2013 academic year. Schools are to receive twice the amount of State University Operational Assistance Funds (BOPTN) from the government to recompense for revenue losses. Jekson, Gema, Dicky, Tamara, Dennise…In addition, the Education and Culture Ministry has […]

Human Rights Panel Discusses the Significance of Education

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The relevance of education in the post-2015 development debate was fiercely asserted by UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova during the Human Rights Panel at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 1st, 2013. The panel’s main agenda was to discuss the amount of attention placed on the crucial elements of poverty reduction in relation to […]

Bilingual Education in Honduras: The Success of Mayatan

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While many schools in Honduras offer bilingual education, most of them are reserved for the elites of society. Mayatan is a rural non-profit K-12 school, founded by local mothers, that offers financial assistance to almost half of its student population. It has a very low student-teacher ratio (6-20 children per teacher) that ensures a high […]

In Paraguay, Global Infancia Provides Education and Rights to Children

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Global Infancia, or Global Children, was founded in Paraguay in 1995 with the objective of providing children and adolescents their rights as subjects. In the aftermath of the dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner, Global Children was established to promote and protect the rights of children. Its goals include: Promotion of children and adolescents’ right to educationInstallation […]

Uruguay Contests Racist Language in Dictionary

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Racist expressions have historically characterized many Latin American societies. In Uruguay, some of these expressions hold permanence through the dictionary. Recently, Oscar Gomez, the Vice Minister of Culture and Education, appealed to the Uruguayan Academy of Letters to purge the Dictionary of Uruguayan Spanish of racist expressions, such as “to work as a black man.” […]

South Africa: Talent Report Indicates Future Leadership Issues

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SHL is the world’s leading talent assessor, offering specialized testing which measures talent and its future impact on the nation in question. SHL South Africa has recently published a report which indicates that whilst the country’s talent ratio is currently healthy, serious issues may arise if leaders do not invest enough into education and professional […]