Education

One million international students studied at U.S. institutions in 2019/2020 academic year and contributed $44 billion to U.S. economy

In the academic year 2019/2020, more than one million international students studied at U.S. institutions of higher education for the fifth year in a row, contributing $44 billion to the U.S. economy, and supporting over 455,000 U.S. jobs last...

South African President outraged after white parents and black protesters exchange blows at school over racism

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday described the confrontation outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as deeply regrettable, and called on all parties involved to act responsibly. https://youtu.be/maf2bB5HWXw On Monday, November 9, 2020, a violent confrontation broke out between a group...

Girls’ enrollment and retention in school on the rise in Nigeria

Nigeria is witnessing an increase in girls’ enrolment and retention in schools, President Muhammadu Buhari declared Thursday at a UN high-level meeting commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women.   In a video message to the virtual meeting, convened...

US announces additional $5 million for education cannot wait global fund

The United States on Thursday announced $5 million to support Education Cannot Wait during its High-Level Advocacy Discussion, “The Future of Education is Here for Those Left Furthest Behind,” a virtual meeting of global leaders, education experts, and young people on...

UN urges Nigeria to prioritize school safety and protect students and teachers

The United Nations in Nigeria said on Tuesday safeguarding education from attacks is urgently needed to restore confidence in schools as places of protection for children and teachers. This is particularly pressing in light of COVID-19, which affected 46...

Attacks on students, teachers and schools surge in Africa’s Sahel

The Central Sahel has seen a significant spike in attacks on students, teachers, and schools since 2018, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The report is launched ahead of the...

WHO and UNICEF call for safe school reopening in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented and prolonged school closures aimed at keeping students safe from COVID-19 are harming them in other ways, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said today, urging governments in Africa to promote the safe reopening of schools while...

Anger over ‘hasty removal’ of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor of the university of Lagos

The Nigerian Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has chided the Governing Council of the University of Lagos headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin on how Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was controversially removed as the university’s Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday August 12, 2020, at...

Trump administration rescinds rule expelling all international students, including many Africans, taking classes online amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the decision...

New report warns education under siege in central and west Africa with over 2500 attacks in past 5 years alone

Schools, universities, students, teachers, and academics in West and Central Africa have suffered over 2,500 attacks over the past 5 years, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a 300-page report released on Thursday. Nine...

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In their own words: Biden’s economic team vows to rebuild America’s economy better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday...

Harris: economic team to deliver immediate relief to Americans

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to...

In their own words: Biden’s economic team vows to rebuild America’s economy better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday announced key members of his...

Joe Biden: My first-rate economic team will get us through on-going crisis and help us build back better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced his economic team to the nation, saying it will help the nation get through the...

President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles myriad economic challenges,...
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