Education

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus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....

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...

Harvard University and MIT sue Trump admin over order to deport all foreign students, including tens of thousands of Africans, taking classes online amid...

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday asked a federal court to temporarily block an order by the Trump administration to expel foreign students whose universities are not holding in-person classes this fall amid...

African Development Bank announces 100 finalists for IDEATHON #Africavs Virus challenge

The African Development Bank has announced the 100 finalists from the #AfricaVsVirus Challenge ideathon to find solutions to challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.Some 25,000 participants from across Africa and...

President Ramaphosa details steps taken to reopen schools in South Africa amid COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has laid out steps being taken to ensure a safe reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.In his weekly letter to South Africans, which he writes...

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UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

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IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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