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India: 1,057 primary, upper primary schools with single teachers

CHANDIGARH: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has taken serious note of the situation where it found that as many as 788 primary schools (8.86%) and 269 upper primary schools (4.79%) in Haryana were running with single teachers in the academic year 2015-16....

NO EDUCATION FOR KIDS: NIGERIA LEADS THE WORLD IN UNEDUCATED CHILDREN

Nigeria leads the world in uneducated children, according to the country’s government. Adamu Hussaini, Nigeria’s Education Ministry permanent secretary, said in a statement to BBC news on Tuesday that he was “sad to note” that some 10.5 million children living in the...

Vanuatu to offer free education from next year

Vanuatu plans to roll out free education up to year 10. The prime minster Charlot Salwai confirmed from next year there would be free early education as well as secondary education for students from year seven to year 10. Schoolchildren in class, Tanna Island...

Malala Yousafzai: notes from my Girl Power trip to Nigeria

Three days ago, I returned from my second visit to Nigeria. Nigeria is the richest country in Africa, but it has the highest number of out-of-school girls in the world. When I first visited the country in 2014, the government spent 9% of its budget on education. This...

Renovating schools and supporting refugees in Lebanon

With the SlovakAid funds, Habitat for Humanity started renovating primary and secondary schools for local and refugee children in Lebanon. Almost 2500 children aged 6 to 18 will benefit from this work. Beirut/Bratislava (July, 2017) – Out of 150,000 refugee children...

UNICEF Assists 1.3m Displaced Children

UNICEF has initiated a radio education programme in the Lake Chad basin as part of efforts to support the 1.3 million children displaced by the activities of Boko Haram. Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa said: “This crisis...

When Education Is Hijacked by War

In 2014, Diego Ibarra Sánchez was photographing at a school in Iraq. The building was pockmarked with craters from mortar shelling that obliterated an Islamic State encampment that had sought refuge there. In one classroom, Iraqi soldiers kicked around the head of an...

South Africa: Making education accessible to all

POLOKWANE – The Zalabantu Educare Foundation (ZEF) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) which was founded by Alleta Mathumba (28), Besley Boshielo (25) and Penny Mathumba (25) in 2016. ZEF was founded on the basis of creating intervention strategies to address the...

Celebrating small successes with out-of-school children in India

The newly released UNESCO report should raise alarm amongst educators and policy makers across the world because it throws up evidence that basic education is given the lowest of priorities not only in developing countries but also across many developed countries that...

Pakistan: NCHD promises education to out of school children

Islamabad: With the help of non-formal education and multi-grade teaching techniques, we will be able to educate the unlettered people in the country and provide education to the children of age group 5-15, who missed the schools. In just 32 months, this programme...

Civil society in the Middle East stands up for education

The Middle East region, my favorite not just because I was born and raised there, but also because I have struggled and matured there, is now labeled with the most unfavorable terms. As a Middle Eastern, it is hard to deny that actors in the region have been both...

Are children learning in Mozambique?

We arose at the same time as the birds to drive to the heart of Nampula province in northern Mozambique, to a small village called Nathepo in the district of Rapale. “It is good that you have come” the village elder told us. “We are experiencing many problems in...

Bangladesh: Why so many children out of school?

It is disheartening to note that there are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, as revealed by a new Unesco policy paper. Some of the reasons mentioned in the paper as to why that is the case were related to their living...

Gaza’s child laborers find their way back to school

BEIT LAHIA, Gaza Strip — At the age of six, Soha Harez would don her green school uniform, pull her brown hair back in a white hairband and join her classmates every morning in class. Sadly, this routine only lasted a month, because she had to quit school and become a...

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