Tunisian Higher Education Council Could Be the Right Prescription

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Caretaker President of the Republic, Moncef Marzouki, and Tunisian officials have high hopes for the creation of a Council that would “serve as a space of interaction with the civil society on the future of education in Tunisia and solves the problems encountered.” President Marzouki encouraged the creation of the Higher Education Council at an […]

UNWFP Provides School Meals For Mozambican Children

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The United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP) is supplying school meals for up to 69,927 students, 2,232 teachers, and voluntary cooks in 174 primary schools located in two different food-insecure districts in central Mozambique. One meal consists of a bowl of fortified corn, beans, vegetable oil, and iodized salt. The program not only provides nutrition […]

Proposal To Establish Ten New Colleges in Ghana Shot Down

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A recent proposal by the Government of Ghana to establish ten new colleges of education was shot down by the Forum for Education Reform (FFER). The Forum argued that establishing new colleges would not help to address the education issues that the country is currently facing. The Forum believes that a more effective and cost-efficient […]

Chilean Student Movement Lands Major Victory

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A victory has finally arrived for the ongoing Chilean student movement. The country’s justice minister, Teodoro Ribera, was recently forced from office due to a corruption scandal involving several private institutions. universidad de chile, protestas, manifestaciones, chile, santiago de chile, Chilean students have been demonstrating since March 2011. They have accused private universities of operating […]

Philippine “Bikes for Education” Program Reduces Dropout Rates

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High school students in the Philippines are receiving free bicycles from their Department of Education (DepEd). DepEd has partnered with Bikes for the Philippines Foundation Inc. (BPFI) to deliver bicycles to needy high school students in remote, rural areas. As of now, 100 bicycles have been distributed to students of Baclayon National High School in […]

Zambia To Receive K315 Million in Aid From The UK

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The United Kingdom (UK) has signed a financing agreement, pledging to spend K315 million on the Zambian education sector over the next three years. This financial investment puts the UK as the first G20 country to meet the United Nations’ target for development spending. The agreement, signed by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda and Head of […]

Liberia: President Sirleaf Tells Teachers to “Go Back to School”

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On July 30th, at the 64th Convention of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL), Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked the nation’s teachers to go back to school. She said that her government would continue to make education a priority and that teachers’ own professional development was critical. “We still like to see you […]

Ensuring Access to Education for Indigenous Young Women The Sacred Valley Project

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The Sacred Valley Project (SVP) was established in 2009 to provide educational support services for young women from low-income, rural and hard-to-reach regions of the Andes by facilitating access to secondary education. In the Sacred Valley of Peru, the world’s most direct descendants of the Incan Empire live in extreme poverty, struggling to meet even […]

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Scholarship Program

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Established in 2005, the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) is a scholarship program for Saudi Arabians to study abroad at the undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level. Since 2005, the program has cost the US $5 billion, which makes it one of the most well-funded scholarships in the world. The scholarship pays for three years of […]

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, […]