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Man Converts Old School Bus Into Mobile Home and Takes 10,000-Mile Road Trip

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Meet Big Blue, a 1990 school bus converted into a 189-square-foot motor home complete with a bathroom, dining area and bedroom. “Adventuring Bus Driver” Patrick Schmidt, 29, told ABC News today that he bought Big Blue from a church back in Santa Barbara, California in March for $4,500. He explained, he’d been working at an airport in Seattle at the ... Read More »

Nigerian President Buhari honored KASU’s Doctorate degree

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate degree of Letters by the Kaduna State University.   Buhari got the honorary doctorate on Saturday, during the second Convocation ceremony of the University in Kaduna. Other awardees are Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai and Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Speaking at the occasion, the President’s advice commended the institution’s development strides ... Read More »

Final Year Nigerian Polytechnic Student murdered

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A 25-year-old final year Civil Engineering student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Mr. Innocent Ndukwe has been murdered by three suspected assailants,The Nigerian media has reported. According to the state Commissioner of Police Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, the suspects, after slaughtering their victim made away with his Pathfinder SUV with Reg. No. KRD-109AD, two plasma TV sets, one ... Read More »

Occidental College Students demand Resignation of President

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Occidental College and on Tuesday continued to stage a sit-in at an administration building on the Eagle Rock campus. The activists at Occidental have also demanded “an increase in faculty in staff of color, a black studies program, more funding for students of color to do more programming and bring more speakers” to the school, “and so we want that ... Read More »

Appeal Court rejects 60% pay rise for Kenyan teachers

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A Kenyan appeals court has rejected a pay rise of up to 60% previously awarded to the country’s teachers by an industrial court.The court found that the labour and employment court lacked jurisdiction to rule on the matter.Earlier this year, teachers went on a five-week nationwide strike after the government refuse to abide by the ruling.The teacher’s union said they ... Read More »

School hires lawyer to help families deal with legal issues

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School Principal, David Smillie said he increasingly found he was being approached about issues that were completely unrelated to the school curriculum. “A lot of those issues actually centre around family break-up, issues with relationships,” Mr Smillie said. “Sometimes it’s around violence in the home.” The student population can be transient, with children sometimes forced to leave the school suddenly ... Read More »

Indian governor orders universities to scrap ‘European’ graduation gowns

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A governor from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has told universities in his state to ditch graduation ceremony caps and gowns and replace them with attire that has an “Indian essence”. Ram Naik has written to all state universities in Uttar Pradesh calling on them to “inculcate folk culture in the convocation dress”, according to the Times of India. ... Read More »

University official suspended ‘for giving Robert Mugabe wrong-sized cap’

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A senior official at the University of Zimbabwe has been suspended for allegedly giving Robert Mugabe the wrong sized graduation cap. Assistant registrar, Ngaatendwe Takawira, is accused of breaking labour laws by providing a mortarboard that was too small for Mr Mugabe, the country’s president and the chancellor of the university, at graduation ceremonies in 2014 and 2015. This year’s ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg and Wife to open a K-12 School called ‘The Primary School’

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Mark Zuckerberg is making a big bet on a different sort of business. The Facebook founder and his wife Priscilla Chan are starting a school with a unique twist. It will offer healthcare services to all of its students from birth to graduation. The K-12 school, called “The Primary School,” will be a private, nonprofit institution opening in August 2016 ... Read More »

Alleged school shooting plot foiled in Virginia

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Authorities in Spotsylvania County announced at a news conference Saturday that two Riverbend High School students were being held at a juvenile detention center, charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Police did not release their names. Police said plans started to unfold two weeks ago, when a School Resource Officer arrested and initially charged a 17-year-old male student for threatening ... Read More »

Tertiary Students Protest over Higher Tuition fees in South Africa

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Student protests over proposed fee increases have forced the suspension of teaching at several of South Africa’s leading universities. The latest wave of unrest, which began at the University of the Witwatersrand, spread to Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town on 19 October. Wits announced on 17 October that it would suspend a planned 10.5 per cent increase ... Read More »

University of California to host World Academic Summit 2016

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The Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016 will take place at the University of California, Berkeley. The flagship conference, which brings together senior university, government and industry leaders in one of the most prestigious gatherings in the world, will take place from 5 to 7 October 2016 and will be on the theme  “World Class Universities and the Public ... Read More »

UT Students to Strap on Sex Toys to Protest Concealed Carry Law

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University of Texas community members will be using sex toys to protest concealed carry on campus. According to the University of Texas website, “On June 1, 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed S.B. 11, also known as the ‘campus carry’ law. S.B. 11 provides that license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016. The law ... Read More »

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