Maseru, Lesotho (PANA) - At Morapeli High School in Lesotho, the atmosphere was buoyant as young adults in smart uniforms welcomed me and my team with song and dance. I explained that our visit, and a major part of our mission at the World Bank, is centred on supporting governments to [...]
©- - 27 february 2024 - 11:30:34 - thread Society (900 words)

Washington DC, USA (PANA) – The World Bank Group announced a $30 million grant to help ensure the continuity of crucial education for children in Palestine where unprecedented shocks hit the economy. “A sharp decline in economic activity, including trade, coupled with a lack of clearance revenues since October 2023, has [...]
©- - 23 february 2024 - 09:35:08 - thread Society (440 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Ali Al-Abed Al-Rida, Sunday opened the 4th edition of the International Forum and Exhibition on Education and Training in Libya "LETEXPO" in the Great Hall of the Cité des Sports in Tripoli. The event will run from 3 - 6 [...]
©- - 04 february 2024 - 16:33:27 - thread Society (283 words)

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - At present, only 46.4% of six-year-olds have access to basic education, and half of them complete the first three cycles, according to a joint press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued on Wednesday [...]
©- - 24 january 2024 - 17:57:33 - thread Society (757 words)

Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - As the global community celebrates International Day of Education on 24 January, the African Union's Year of Education also begins this month. In this, the second decade of work towards the goals of Agenda 2063, foundational literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional learning skills are a top priority. In [...]
©- - 24 january 2024 - 08:02:35 - thread Society (635 words)

Maseru, Lesotho (PANA) - Liphula (a pseudonym to protect the privacy of the student) is a 21-year-old young man enrolled in Grade 11 at Mohlapiso High School in Qacha’s Nek district of the Kingdom of Lesotho. He attends school with only five other learners in his class because most of his [...]
©- - 23 january 2024 - 09:05:48 - thread Society (1763 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Minister of Education in the government of national unity Moussa Al-Mageryef has stressed the importance of developing educational programmes to keep pace with rapid change, tackle environmental, economic and social problems. These, he said, would help prepare individuals for present and future life and achieve sustainable [...]
©- - 02 january 2024 - 16:53:05 - thread Society (383 words)

Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin plans to allocate 199.1 billion CFA francs to secondary and technical education and vocational training in 2024, official sources said Tuesday in Cotonou. This budget takes into account the effective start of construction of 15 of the 30 planned technical agricultural high schools in Djougou, Bassila, [...]
©- - 19 december 2023 - 14:29:26 - thread Society (387 words)

Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a US$300 million Programme-for-Results loan to support the Government of Morocco in implementing its ambitious National Plan to Accelerate the Transformation of the Higher Education, Ecosystem Scientific Research, and Innovation. According to the Bank’s announcement, the programme will drive [...]
©- - 15 december 2023 - 06:47:13 - thread Society (464 words)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - In Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, the Lycée Scientifique National of Bobo-Dioulasso shines as a beacon of opportunity for young minds eager for knowledge. Eugénie Kaboré, a final-year student in the high school’s science stream, is a perfect illustration of this. Radiating the infectious energy of her youth, [...]
©- - 12 december 2023 - 06:56:33 - thread Society (1012 words)

Paris, France (PANA) - Marking the International Day against violence and bullying at school – including online – the UN  Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is calling on everyone with a stake to foster safer learning environments worldwide. The UNESCO Day recognises that classroom-related violence in all its forms is [...]
©- - 03 november 2023 - 07:16:25 - thread Society (262 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Six years ago, the World Bank released its groundbreaking World Development Report (WDR) dedicated entirely to education. Titled ‘Learning to Realise Education’s Promise’, the report sounded an alarm about a global learning crisis. Despite high enrolment rates, students in most low- and middle-income countries were gaining [...]
©- - 20 october 2023 - 07:29:00 - thread Society (842 words)

Washington DC, United States (PANA) - Education is not only a fundamental human right but also a key investment in human capital that translates into economic growth and other development outcomes. Keeping children in lower-income countries in school longer is one of the best global investments that can be made. Returns [...]
©- - 10 october 2023 - 10:31:20 - thread Society (644 words)

Paris, France (PANA) - The head of the UN, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged governments to step up efforts to ensure that half of humanity is not shut out of the classroom.   Audrey Azoulay was speaking on Friday in Beijing, China, where she co-chaired the award ceremony for [...]
©- - 30 september 2023 - 06:45:29 - thread Society (439 words)

Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) - Like many parents globally, Djiboutian families are preparing their children for the start of the new school year. An increasing number of five-year-old girls and boys will have the chance to go to preschool, gaining the best start in life. Within the classroom’s colourful walls, learning is [...]
©- - 28 september 2023 - 11:33:37 - thread Society (646 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan education system is rapidly welcoming new educational technologies to enrich learning. These technologies are also crucial to solving emerging challenges such as the shortage of teachers and books. The digital learning tools are also used to assist teachers to upgrade their skills. The technology also enables [...]
©- - 27 september 2023 - 10:14:35 - thread Society (897 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A Summit to explore ways of expanding the use of computer software to enrich learning in schools opened in Nairobi on Tuesday. The Education Technology Summit (EdTech Summit) seeks to grow the number of pupils and students using digital learning tools. The Summit is also geared towards enhancing [...]
©- - 20 september 2023 - 18:10:25 - thread Society (346 words)

Paris, France (PANA) - The number of children missing out on any schooling has increased by six million, bringing the total to 250 million, according to new figures released on Monday by the UN Education, Science, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The increase is partly due to the mass exclusion of women and [...]
©- - 18 september 2023 - 17:28:08 - thread Society (497 words)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Over the past four years, the number of school closures due to insecurity has almost doubled, reaching more than 13,200 closed schools in eight countries of the region. The education of 2.5 million children is directly endangered, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the United Nations [...]
©- - 14 september 2023 - 10:35:39 - thread Society (755 words)

New York, US (PANA) - With tens of millions of children heading back to school in recent weeks, for some, the return to class has them fearing for their lives. Growing concern over safety and security prompted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to address the global phenomenon on Wednesday - during his remarks at [...]
©- - 14 september 2023 - 06:03:09 - thread Society (473 words)

New York, US (PANA) - With a staggering hike in attacks targeting schools and hospitals, and over seven million refugee children out of school, the UN chief called on Saturday for a new push to defend vulnerable students and teachers worldwide. Marking the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the [...]
©- - 10 september 2023 - 09:42:47 - thread Society (418 words)

Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than seven million refugee children are out of school globally according to UN data – that’s more than half the world’s population of displaced, school-aged children. “With the displaced population rising every year, there is a significant and increasing proportion of the world’s children who are [...]
©- - 08 september 2023 - 19:09:39 - thread Society (420 words)

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - More than 120 million girls are out of school and the world must do more to ensure they can get an education, Nobel laureate and UN Messenger of Peace, Malala Yousafzai, said in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, her 26th  birthday.  The Pakistani education advocate – who was [...]
©- - 13 july 2023 - 05:22:46 - thread Society (700 words)

Washington DC, USA (PANA) - Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems in many low- and middle-income countries do not match skills and labour market needs and are unprepared to meet the large rise in demand for TVET in the coming years, according to a new joint study by [...]
©- - 12 july 2023 - 14:53:18 - thread Society (827 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Education in the government of national unity, Moussa Al-Mageryef, has announced that the start of the new school year 2023/2024 has been set for 3 September. Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli on Tuesday to mark the announcement of the results of [...]
©- - 04 july 2023 - 16:09:42 - thread Society (276 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on Friday approved US$230 million in additional financing for the Niger Learning Improvement for Results in Education Project (LIRE), which aims to help the government of Niger improve access to education; quality of teaching and learning environments; and [...]
©- - 24 june 2023 - 08:05:28 - thread Society (455 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The World Bank uesday announced the release of a comprehensive review of human capital outcomes in The Gambia and necessary actions to build, utilize, and protect human capital in the country. The review, conducted by a team of experts, sheds light on the crucial role of human [...]
©- - 06 june 2023 - 14:46:33 - thread Society (535 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Education and Chairman of the Libyan National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, Moussa al-Mageryef, has revealed the government's efforts and plans and the strategies used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In his speech to the 13th Conference of [...]
©- - 01 june 2023 - 12:33:41 - thread Society (224 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Education has signed an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) designed to contribute to the development of the education sector and teacher training. The agreement was initialled on Sunday in Tripoli by the Libyan Minister of Education, Moussa Mohamed al-Mageryef, and [...]
©- - 29 may 2023 - 12:59:44 - thread Society (166 words)

Paris, France (PANA) - The UN has convened the first ever global meeting with education ministers from around the world to explore risks and rewards of using chatbots in classrooms, announcing on Friday a new roadmap to chart a safer digital path for all. Less than 10 per cent of schools [...]
©- - 27 may 2023 - 14:25:47 - thread Society (479 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Angola have had discussions in Port-Louis on higher education during the visit of the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Angola, Dr Maria do Rosário Bragança. The Government Information Service (GIS) said in Port-Louis that Dr. Bragança headed the Angolan delegation during [...]
©- - 06 may 2023 - 07:27:17 - thread Society (154 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius' Vice-Prime Minister, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, who is also the Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, announced on Sunday that free pre-primary education would be offered from January 2024. All the 23,000 girls and boys of the island would benefit from the policy based on inclusion, [...]
©- - 27 march 2023 - 07:48:58 - thread Society (288 words)

Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - In Mozambique, where over 20 languages are spoken, the language of instruction is Portuguese. However, only a minority of learners speak this as their first language. Many learners are, therefore, faced with challenges to their education from a young age, echoed by the fact that less than [...]
©- - 17 march 2023 - 11:40:42 - thread Society (689 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the Office of the First Lady of The Gambia, UNICEF and the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation Thursday launched a major project to ensure that every primary school-age child in The Gambia is in school, enabling 66,765 out-of-school children [...]
©- - 16 march 2023 - 15:43:12 - thread Society (741 words)

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian President Adama Barrow has emphasised that education is a positive and strong contributor to the development of a nation. Mindful of this, he said his government continues to make interventions not only to "domesticate" and implement international education goals and targets, but also to reassess and [...]
©- - 15 march 2023 - 10:46:42 - thread Society (467 words)

Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Parliamentarians from a wide range of countries have formally adopted the Geneva Declaration on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises during a high-level event at the Education Cannot Wait High-Level Financing Conference on Thursday. The event was organised by the International Parliamentary Network for Education in Emergencies [...]
©- - 17 february 2023 - 07:00:29 - thread Society (730 words)

Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A staggering 78 million girls and boys around the world today “don’t go to school at all” because of conflict, climate disasters and displacement – while tens of millions more receive only sporadic teaching, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. Lending his support to a call for [...]
©- - 17 february 2023 - 05:55:56 - thread Society (311 words)

New York, US (PANA) - Although investing in school health and nutrition has a positive effect on children’s academic outcomes, one-third of schools worldwide still do not have access to drinking water and basic sanitation facilities, three UN agencies said in a report published on Wednesday.  It is estimated that some [...]
©- - 09 february 2023 - 05:28:45 - thread Society (627 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Education, Moussa Al-Mageryef, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Libya, Michele Servadei, on Sunday discussed the UN agency's plan for the next three years, focusing on teacher training and distance education. Mr. Servadei stressed the importance of [...]
©- - 13 november 2022 - 15:24:02 - thread Society (201 words)

New York, US (PANA) - The head of a UN educational fund is urging donors to step up support so that the 222 million children and adolescents worldwide caught in emergencies and protracted crises can continue to learn.  Education is “the very foundation” of the global vision for sustainable development, respect for human [...]
©- - 24 october 2022 - 07:11:08 - thread Society (257 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - African leaders gathered in Mauritius on Thursday to mull solutions to the education gap highlighted by a new UN education agency report which shows children on the continent are five times less likely to learn the basics, than those living elsewhere. The ability of education systems to ensure [...]
©- - 21 october 2022 - 05:56:38 - thread Society (558 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Education of the Government of National Unity, Moussa Al-Magaryef, affirmed here Tuesday that the ministry had completed all preparations for the start of the new school year 2022/2023 set for October 16. At a press conference here, the minister of Education recalled that [...]
©- - 04 october 2022 - 17:06:55 - thread Society (479 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA)) – The  Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on training matters with the Institute of Vocational Training and Labour Studies Alberto Cassimo of Mozambique, the Mauritius Government announced Sunday. In a communiqué, the Government said the main objective of the [...]
©- - 03 october 2022 - 07:34:13 - thread Society (159 words)

New York, US (PANA) - African leaders have called for the speedy transformation of the educational systems in Africa by ensuring effective, efficient and equitable implementation of key research findings aimed at revitalising education. The African leaders, who attended a High-level side event to galvanise actions for transforming education systems in [...]
©- - 29 september 2022 - 11:48:05 - thread Society (404 words)

  Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian leader Adama Barrow, has said that The Gambia upholds education and skills acquisition as a right for every citizen to attain goals and commitments. The country also seeks to achieve high learning and skills outcomes, with more than 80 per cent of the children reaching the [...]
©- - 20 september 2022 - 18:48:37 - thread Society (305 words)

New York, US (PANA) - Education systems around the world need “more, not less money” the UN chief told journalists on Saturday during a joint press conference on the Transforming Education Summit and the International Finance Facility for Education. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking alongside his Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon [...]
©- - 18 september 2022 - 11:44:53 - thread Society (459 words)

Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to set up an agency in charge of education, sources close to the institution told PANA here. The validation of the feasibility study report of this agency was recently discussed at a meeting in Lome, Togo. This agency [...]
©- - 13 september 2022 - 19:28:19 - thread Society (312 words)

New York, US (PANA) - Education is a fundamental human right and an essential driver for achieving peace and sustainable development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscored on Friday, the International Day to Protect Education from attack. “Unfortunately, this right continues to fall under attack, especially in conflict-affected areas,” he said in a [...]
©- - 10 september 2022 - 09:01:49 - thread Society (444 words)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Persistent and growing insecurity in Africa's Sahel region, the Lake Chad Basin and the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced nearly 12,400 schools in eight West and Central African countries to close or cease operation, the UN Global Fund for Education in Emergencies and Protracted [...]
©- - 08 september 2022 - 13:08:54 - thread Society (1190 words)

Paris, France (PANA) - The bell is ringing for the start of a new school year in many countries, but inequalities in access to education are keeping some 244 million children out of the classroom, according to data published on Thursday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  Sub-Saharan [...]
©- - 01 september 2022 - 16:28:58 - thread Society (287 words)