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Liberian Teachers strike over Education Minister’s order of Exam re-sit for teacher due to bad students performances

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More than 25,000 high school teachers in Liberia have gone on strike, demanding the resignation of Education Minister George Warner. The walk-out is in protest against calls by Mr. Warner for all teachers to re-sit their qualifying exams owing to growing dissatisfaction with teaching standards across the country. In 2013, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the education system as “messy”. ... Read More »

Brian Munro Donates Books Worth Two Million Naira to Nigerian Schools

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As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Brian Munro Limited, makers of Munro’s Glucose D, has donated literature books worth two million naira to primary and secondary schools across different states in Nigeria including  Lagos, Rivers, Anambra and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The book, titled “Stories My Father Told Me” which was written by award winning writer, Dr Obii ... Read More »

University Professor Spotted Carrying Baby for Female Student During Lectures

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Ivory Coast professor Honore Kahi, who was pictured carrying a student’s baby on his back in class said being a mother should not stop women getting an education, BBC reports.   Prof. Kahi said he offered to take the baby because he was crying and preventing the mother from sitting in class. He said his students were surprised, began to ... Read More »

Teachers Clash With Police Over Education Reforms Left Four People Dead

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southern Mexico after protesting teachers clashed with police over education reforms. Reports say that police fired on protesters who had blockaded roads and burned vehicles in the municipality of Nochixtlan in southern Oaxaca state. Federal police described the protests as the most aggressive seen in the region, saying that protesters even took a police officer hostage. In the municipality of ... Read More »

Sudanese Student to be deported from Canada for Lying about Age

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A South Sudanese high school student faces possible deportation from Canada after lying about his age. Jonathan Nicola said he was 16 when he came to Canada late last year on a student visa – but the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board says he is, in fact, 29. Nicola’s real age was discovered when he applied for a US visa. ... Read More »

US teenager dies in school toilet after ‘fight over boy’

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Police in the US are investigating whether a teenager was killed in a school toilet because of a row over a boy. The 16-year-old, named by classmates as Amy Joyner, died following a fight at a Delaware high school. It’s believed several students were involved as pupils arrived for the start of the school day. Police are looking into whether ... Read More »

Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death

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A university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, in an attack police say is similar to a number of killings of secular bloggers and atheist activists in the past months. AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was a professor of English at Rajshahi University in the west of the country. He was attacked with machetes by unidentified assailants while ... Read More »

Liberian teachers threaten strike over plan to privatize schools

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Teacher’s in Liberia have threatened to strike over government”s plans to privatise the country’s crumbling primary schools, as criticism grows over a multi-million-dollar project to outsource education.The president of the National Teacher’s association of Liberia (NTAL) said they are ready to strike to express their discontent over the subcontracting of education to a private firm, Bridge International Academies.The public-private partnership ... Read More »

6 International Universities Launch a Store for Credentials

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The University Learning Store has opened its virtual doors. It’s a new credentialing system launched by six institutions: Georgia Tech Professional Education, UCLA, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education, University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education and University of Wisconsin-Extension. “With the University Learning Store, leading institutions have joined forces to introduce credentials that clearly ... Read More »

Degreed Acquires Gibbon to Integrate Learning Materials Playlist Curation

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MONKEYING AROUND: Degreed, a startup that offers a platform for tracking credentials both in and out of school, has acquired Gibbon, a platform for curating playlists of learning materials from around the internet. The latter’s offices in the Netherlands will become Degreed’s first satellite office. Gibbon users’ playlists will be available for 12 months, albeit in a read-only format, according to ... Read More »

Noodle.com Slashes Editorial, Marketing Divisions Amid Slow Growth

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Noodle.com, a discovery and rating platform for educational products, services and institutions, has cut its marketing and editorial teams by as much as 80 percent, effectively gutting the departments. The company laid off between 10 and 20 people across the two departments, which collectively had a staff in the “low 20s,” confirmed John Katzman, Noodle’s CEO. Katzman has long been ... Read More »

Children’s Creativity Museum and Pixel Press Host First Kids as Video Game Makers Awards

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Munching on a cookie the size of his face, Kyle Derksen casually jumped over lava while evading bombs. Derksen was testing his own game, “Techno Planet,” at the inaugural Kids as Video Game Makers awards ceremony at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. Heather Madison, education manager at the Museum, said that her goal with this contest and other ... Read More »

Teacher tells student her “only purpose” is to “have sex and make babies”

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A very brave Georgia teen is standing up against her bully of a teacher, whom she alleges verbally abused her during history class. Shaniaya Hunter, who suffers from an eye condition that sometimes keeps her out of class, recorded the incident on the school-issued iPad she was using to help with the lesson. She uploaded the audio to Soundcloud, and ... Read More »

Palestinian teacher wins global prize worth $1m

Hanan al-Hroub

Hanan al-Hroub,  a Palestinian Teacher  was awarded the second annual Global Teacher prize at a gala in Dubai. She was one of ten finalists from all over the world. Prince William and Pope Francis congratulated her via video link. al-Hroub works with children traumatized by violence and has developed her own pedagogical approach to teaching based on developing nurturing behaviors in young ... Read More »

Christian student booted out of British university for ‘being against gay marriage’

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Felix Ngole, 38, posted on social media that “I stand with Kim Davis” – the American county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. The student of Sheffield University also commented on the link quoting a bible verse which called homosexuality an “abomination” in September 2015. He was ejected from the university following a ... Read More »

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