Africa

Ghana: New Trends in Higher Education – Exploring the Open University Model

Ghana: New Trends in Higher Education – Exploring the Open University Model

ShareTRADITIONALLY, we’ve expanded educational opportunities by erecting buildings, with classrooms, lecture halls, dormitories, etc. These buildings need roads and walkways to connect them, and men and women to keep them clean, and secure. This way of expanding educational opportunities requires huge sums of money to create the environment that will […]

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Asia

Gujarat University sanctions additional section in science colleges

Gujarat University sanctions additional section in science colleges

ShareAHMEDABAD: Gujarat University (GU) has decided to allow science colleges affiliated to it to have an extra division each run on self-financed basis. The university took this decision after the managements of the colleges refused to admit more than 150 students per division. It may be recalled that last year […]

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Australia

Thousands of teachers on strike, 103 schools closed

Thousands of teachers on strike, 103 schools closed

Share THOUSANDS of WA teachers will join a strike today which will close more than 100 schools. The Education Department has confirmed that 103 schools will now be closed. Teachers will march through the city from 10am and then rally at Parliament House, where they will be addressed by federal […]

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Canada

University offers alternative plans for final exams

University offers alternative plans for final exams

ShareClasses at the University of Calgary are over for the winter semester but many students still have finals to write and the school is setting up some options for people in light of the tragic deaths of five young people on Monday. Three options are being provided for students who […]

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Europe

Parents expect a university degree to increase their children’s income

Parents expect a university degree to increase their children’s income

ShareSurvey shows parents have high expectations of the power of a degree, but experts warn graduate pay has fallen Almost two in five parents expect that a university degree will increase their children’s income earning potential and enable them to get ahead in the workplace, a report by HSBC has […]

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Latin America

Education Ministry seeks school board support for Principal training

Education Ministry seeks school board support for Principal training

ShareKINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education meets on Monday, December 30 with several chairs of school boards in an effort to secure the compliance of their principals who have been enrolled in the Effective Principals’ Training Programme since November 2012. Monday’s meeting, to be held in Mandeville, follows the […]

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Middle East

Technology remains core criteria for university education

Technology remains core criteria for university education

ShareTechnology has become a core component at higher education institutions, said Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari on Tuesday during the opening address of the Fifth International Conference on Innovations in Higher Education. The conference took place at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. The minister also launched the exhibition, […]

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USA

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards after dropping Common Core

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards after dropping Common Core

ShareINDIANAPOLIS –  As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in March signed legislation requiring […]

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