Category Archives: Education

09Nov/17

Threats of drug gang violence force Mexican schools to close

CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2017) (U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY) – Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
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28Sep/17

Chinese university students’ spiralling, sometimes deadly debts

Tales of indebted students being driven to suicide have become commonplace in China in recent years, sparking public outrage. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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23Jul/17

Over 1,000 children show super mental arithmetic ability at international competition in Beijing

Beijing,China China Central Television (CCTV) – More than 1,000 children, aged from four to 12 and from 18 countries across the world, showed their super mental arithmetic ability at an international competition in Beijing held from Saturday to Sunday.
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17Feb/17

UK and Zambian teachers forge professional partnerships

EIN News (press release)- Speaking at the Professional Partnership Conference for teachers under the connecting classrooms project in Lusaka today, British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, said: Access to the right kind of education is very important in ensuring our children are able to thrive in today’s globalised world. Continue reading