Indonesian Ambassador visits Sokoto, seeks partnership on Education, Agriculture, Infrastructure
The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria has pledged his country's partnership with the Sokoto state government in the area of Education, Infrastructure and Agriculture.
Parents of abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation protest in Abuja
Earlier on, Students and parents of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation protested at National assembly for the release of other abducted students now. Video Credit: @ladidilucie
16 months away from the classroom: children's struggle for education in Panama
Unable to go to school due to the pandemic, Yoselin spends her days at her mother's work, playing with a cellphone or sleeping on the ground. Rafael looks bored following class behind a computer screen. And Carolina Castillon decided to take her children out of the system to homeschool them instead. This is the reality of education in Panama across social classes amid the pandemic, where children have not set foot in a classroom in 16 months, making the Central American country the one with the largest number of days without face-to-face education in the world, according to a UNICEF report.
How Nigeria wastes unjustified wealth on overseas education | Report
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
Coronavirus: UN warns of 'catastrophic education emergency'
UNICEF, the UN's Children's Fund, says schools for more than 168 million children have been shuttered entirely by the coronavirus pandemic, with countries in the Caribbean and Latin America among the worst affected.
Management of Colleges Of Education: Governor Obaseki receives report of commission of inquiry
In Edo state, the government is beaming its searchlight on fraudsters and abusers of public funds with a promise to make them bear the weight of the law when found culpable.
COVID-19: Nigeria prepares to reopen its education sector
As Nigeria enters the third phase of the eased lock-down measures, the government is now looking to open up the education sector. But some stakeholders in the education sector feel this move is a little too soon. National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities Professor, Biodun Ogunyemi joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for this discussion.
Covid-19: Parents and virtual learning for kids
COVID-19 induced a sudden shift in the educational system, creating a move from the traditional classroom settings to the workable adaptation of online learning. Though many parents and guardians are still skeptical about how the virtual learning system will affect the Nigerian education sector, especially as it will affect their wards, some are adapting to the new learning system.
COVID-19: Caution urged as Nigeria plans schools reopening
Nigeria's plan to reopen schools is receiving some backlash from some parents, The Nigerian Medical Association, and The Nigerian Union of Teachers.
In Myanmar, over a million people have no idea about COVID-19
In the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, more than a million people are unaware of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world due to a government-sanctioned internet shutdown that began a year ago.
The taboo of menstruation in Madagascar, an obstacle to women's emancipation
For women in Madagascar, having their monthly period is more than just an inconvenience. Having access to toilets, clean water or even disposable sanitary protection is a luxury out of reach to most of them. Our reporters went to investigate on the island, where due to a lack of access to basic infrastructure and necessities – but also because of beliefs, taboos and humiliation – menstrual hygiene is a battle for millions of women, with serious consequences for their empowerment, education and health.