Education

Power of female education

The newly elected government has many challenges to deal with. One of the areas that beckon immediate priority is on health and education particularly that of women. There exists countless evidence on how investing in women’s education and health and paying attention to their employment opportunities and empowerment leads to achieving big dividends in terms […]

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Equal Education: Ramaphosa’s #SAFEInitiative is ‘ironic’

In response to consistent calls by rural communities and civil society organisations for better infrastructure in schools, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched his initiative to provide schools with safe sanitation facilities on Tuesday. The Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative “will save lives and restore the dignity of tens of thousands of our nation’s children, as […]

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Can higher education strengthen democracy?

New Delhi: Education holds a key role in creating a just society and strengthening democracy, experts said while discussing higher education’s impact on inequality and empowerment of youth. Participating in the discussion titled ‘Role of Education in Creating a Just Society’ at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) centre here, Rod Hilton, deputy high […]

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Report: Colorado must continue to address gap in education attainment between white, Latino residents

Among the states with the largest Latino populations, Colorado has the largest disparity between white and Latino residents attaining post-secondary education, according to a new report. Colorado is one of nine states with at least one million Latino residents, but it has the highest attainment gap of those states: Sixty-four percent of white residents have […]

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Education should include making friends

When children are younger or have special needs and are placed in social settings that are too difficult for them, they can feel left out or isolated, which often results in inappropriate, attention-seeking behavior. My daughter-in-love Leigh is principal of Green Oaks School in Arlington, Texas, a private school for children with Down syndrome. She […]

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Vt. Education Has Point Man

Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont school superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary. Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference on Thursday announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need to create an education system that’s “sustainable and affordable for taxpayers.” French, he […]

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MUBUMBA UNVEILS EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Ministry of General Education has developed a plan to transform the education sector by improving school infrastructure, furniture, learning materials and teacher recruitment. Minister of General Education, David Mabumba has urged teachers in Livingstone and Kazungula districts to support the developments that the ministry has embarked on. Speaking when he addressed teachers in Livingstone […]