Back in June 2019, the provincial government in Quebec adopted a secularism law, known as Bill 21. The law bars some government employees in positions of authority, such as teachers, from wearing religious signs while on the job. In December 2021, the law was applied for the first time. A Muslim teacher who wears a hijab was removed from her job and reassigned to an administrative position. The decision has sparked controversy and polarised Canadians.
We look at the Irish papers focusing on the random murder of a primary school teacher which has shaken the country and prompted debate on violence against women. Also, papers react to the deadly drone attack on Abu Dhabi which was claimed by Houthi rebels. Plus, find out why armpits are the focus of new beauty trends and finally, a long-running neighbourly dispute in Italy over a noisy toilet flush finally ends!
24 Oct 2021
Valentina Alexandre is a history teacher and tour guide in the United States. The young woman was born in Haiti and traveled to Benin to learn more about her ancestry.
23 Oct 2021
While his neighbors were busy clearing their land, John Ole Saeni decided to maintain part of the natural forest on his rural property. The retired teacher's efforts have created a little oasis for three zebras who would usually migrate to greener pastures.
23 Oct 2021
Hundreds of school children stormed the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday (October 21) amid a strike by school teachers over unresolved issues related to the roll-out of government's free primary education program. Teachers went on strike at the start of the school year on Oct. 4 over several issues including salaries, bonus pay and retirement age, according to the Congo Teachers Union.
30 Apr 2021
Cynthia Onwuchuruba Bryte-Chinule is a mathematics teacher in Port Harcourt and she teaches her students the subject in local languages, specifically Igbo and Nigerian pidgin.
15 Mar 2021
School teacher Graciela has a long journey to work. She gives lessons to children from an isolated indigenous community in Panama, who have no access to classrooms amid the pandemic. "The journey is a bit long and dangerous, but she does it with love for the children and we really appreciate that," says community leader Evelyn Cabrera.
27 Nov 2020
Three of the suspects, who are between 13 and 14 years old, face charges of "complicity in a terrorist murder,"
8 Sep 2020
A teacher at Graveney School in south London says she and her colleagues are 'really excited' to welcome students back, and that new measures are in place to keep pupils safe, such as a 'bubble' system where year-groups are kept separate from each other.
10 Nov 2019
More than 4,000 schools in the Netherlands shut down on Wednesday owing to a teacher strike, according to organizers. The strike is the latest in a series of mass protests across the country.
8 Sep 2019
Sierra Leonean teacher, Nancy Barmoi lost her identity card and could no longer apply for a loan as banks could not look up her credit history.
14 May 2019
Overworked and undervalued: France's teachers slam poor working conditions.