New York, US (PANA) - From Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by conflict around the world to pursue their dreams. ECW offers affected children and youth an opportunity to [...]
©- - 11 august 2022 - 06:55:39 - thread Society (533 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has called on Africa to depend on its institutions to develop its human resource to stimulate economic growth and development. A statement made available  to PANA here Monday said speaking at the official laying of the foundation stone for the construction of three [...]
©- - 01 august 2022 - 15:24:12 - thread Society (516 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the umbrella body of university teachers in the country, has extended for four weeks the strike action embarked on by its members since last February in all the federal universities. ASUU said this follows extensive deliberations and taking into cognisance of [...]
©- - 01 august 2022 - 13:55:07 - thread Society (135 words)


Togo, Lomé (PANA) - The Togolese government is satisfied with the results of the various national examinations concerning the 2021-2022 school year, said a statement from the Council of Ministers received on Tuesday by PANA here. According to the council of ministers, "the 2021-2022 school year, which is ending, has been [...]
©- - 26 july 2022 - 18:16:46 - thread Society (318 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The former Guinean Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), Mamadou Cellou Dalein Diallo, has lamented the abysmal result of this year's baccalaureate saying it is a poor reflection on education in the country. In a post on Tuesday he [...]
©- - 20 july 2022 - 13:10:29 - thread Society (237 words)


Cotonou, Benin PANA) - Benin has announced the upcoming training of 662 aspiring teachers and student teachers recruited at the beginning of the year to address the shortage of personnel in the sector. The training will take place at the University of Agriculture, Kétou, in the south-east of the country, 140 [...]
©- - 15 july 2022 - 19:15:51 - thread Society (191 words)


New York, July 12, 2022) – The overwhelming majority of education technology (EdTech) products endorsed by 49 governments of the world’s most populous countries and analysed by Human Rights Watch appear to have surveilled or had the capacity to surveil children in ways that risked or infringed on their rights, [...]
©- - 12 july 2022 - 05:47:04 - thread Society (451 words)


New York, US (PANA) - A shocking new UN report released on Tuesday indicates that the number of crisis-impacted school-aged children requiring educational support has grown from an estimated 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today. The UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), [...]
©- - 21 june 2022 - 18:07:01 - thread Society (511 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Funding for education in emergencies (EiE) is falling behind. It is far from meeting the needs of millions of school-aged children and youth affected by crises and requiring education support. This is the conclusion of a new report released on Thursday by the Geneva Global Hub on [...]
©- - 16 june 2022 - 12:37:05 - thread Society (183 words)


New York, US (PANA) – More than 9,000 students, teachers, and academics were harmed, injured, or killed in attacks on education during armed conflict over the past two years. This is according to Education under Attack 2022, a 265-page report published on Wednesday by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack [...]
©- - 01 june 2022 - 06:16:52 - thread Society (717 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Cabinet has approved a Constitutional Amendment Bill, which when signed into law, will make sign language the country's 12th official language. The approved bill, which is for public comment, is seen as a massive boost for the deaf community and is expected to make [...]
©- - 31 may 2022 - 13:00:05 - thread Society (137 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Governments of 49 of the world’s most populous countries harmed children’s rights by endorsing online learning products during COVID-19 school closures without adequately protecting children’s privacy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The report was released simultaneously with publications by media organisations around [...]
©- - 25 may 2022 - 06:39:59 - thread Society (749 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya participated in the 26th ordinary session of the General Conference of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) held on Saturday at the organization's headquarters in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The Libyan delegation was led by the minister of Education and Chairman of the [...]
©- - 22 may 2022 - 14:14:51 - thread Society (182 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The number of students enrolled on tertiary-level programmes in Mauritius,was down by 2.2% as at the end of December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. Statistics Mauritius said on Friday that there were 48,568 students in 2020 compared to 49,653 in 2019. In its latest bulletin on [...]
©- - 06 may 2022 - 07:39:13 - thread Society (308 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The UN published promising news in the global fight for gender equality and opportunity on Wednesday, showing that when it comes to mathematics, girls are now performing as strongly as boys in the classroom – although there are plenty of barriers holding them back. The finding, from [...]
©- - 28 april 2022 - 05:34:43 - thread Society (469 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according to a report published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Leave no child behind: Global report on boys' [...]
©- - 08 april 2022 - 06:04:37 - thread Society (525 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The University of the Western (UWC) has confirmed that Namibia’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Peya Mushelenga, graduated with a PhD in law this week, securing his 12th degree in an illustrious academic career. His thesis, entitled Investigator-prosecutor collaboration: A framework for improving Namibia’s [...]
©- - 02 april 2022 - 07:37:42 - thread Society (225 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has emphasised that formal education plays an important role in nation building. Speaking on Saturday at the 14th convocation ceremony of the University of the Gambia (UTG), he said institutions of higher education, in particular, contribute most significantly to character building, besides producing [...]
©- - 05 march 2022 - 16:52:08 - thread Society (298 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A prominent South African academic has been forced to take unpaid leave from Harvard University which is investigating sexual harassment allegations were levelled against him. The prestigious Ivy League institution has confirmed that three students lodged complaints of sexual harassment against Professor John Comaroff who [...]
©- - 15 february 2022 - 12:05:51 - thread Society (206 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the umbrella body of all university lecturers, has embarked on a one-month warning strike in all public universities. ASUU’s National President Emmanuel Victor Osodeke said on Monday after a meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) at the University [...]
©- - 14 february 2022 - 16:23:37 - thread Society (337 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, school closures continue to disrupt the lives of over 31 million students, exacerbating what the United Nations’ Secretary-General called “a global learning crisis”. “Unless we take action, the share of children leaving school in developing countries who are unable to [...]
©- - 24 january 2022 - 17:51:34 - thread Society (605 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The world will on Monday celebrate the Fourth International Day of Education, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultiral Organisation (UNESCO) has announced. It will be under the theme, “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” UNESCO said on its website that as it was detailed in its global "Futures of Education" [...]
©- - 23 january 2022 - 10:36:56 - thread Society (331 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a partnership to scale-up Nigeria's National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). The NHGSFP, launched by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2016, was established to [...]
©- - 11 january 2022 - 19:12:10 - thread Society (613 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Education, Moussa Al-Magaryef, has been remanded in custody pending investigation into the case of the textbook printing delay which forced school children to start the school year without textbooks for the first time in Libyan history. "The Prosecutor General's Office conducted investigations with other [...]
©- - 20 december 2021 - 20:01:27 - thread Society (205 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian authorities are failing children as at least 61 children in northern Nigeria remain in captivity, months after their abduction during mass attacks on schools, Amnesty International Nigeria said on Thursday.  These attacks have also terminated the education of thousands of children while putting children in captivity [...]
©- - 03 december 2021 - 04:59:06 - thread Society (592 words)


Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Over 700,000 children have been impacted by school closures due to often brutal violence in  Cameroon, according to an analysis released by the UN  humanitarian arm, OCHA, on Thursday.  Two out of three schools are closed in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. On 24 November, four children and one teacher were killed in an attack [...]
©- - 03 december 2021 - 04:30:49 - thread Society (489 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  South Africa’s Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management will this week bestow a Laureate in Social Architecture on the world’s youngest professor. Soborno Isaac Bari, an Asian-American who is just nine years old, has arrived in South Africa for the event. Bari who specialises in maths [...]
©- - 19 october 2021 - 12:09:28 - thread Society (149 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Two-thirds of refugee children might never get to secondary school, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday, as it called for an international effort to confront “critically low” levels of school and university enrolment. Recent progress “is now under threat”, said UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi, describing it [...]
©- - 07 september 2021 - 07:35:51 - thread Society (415 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has announced intentions to consider remodeling the country’s tertiary education financing policy to bring it at par with current economic realities. The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr. Douglas Letsholathebe, on Monday said available funds can only cater for continuing students who are [...]
©- - 23 august 2021 - 17:46:11 - thread Society (229 words)


Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia has made considerable progress in improving access to education, especially for girls, the UN Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.   Between 2010 and 2018, the number of primary school-age children in school has risen from 63% to 78%, while the percentage of out-of-school primary school-age [...]
©- - 16 june 2021 - 16:03:28 - thread Society (357 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Friday urged international support for young refugees to access higher education by funding their scholarships for university and technical skills training. Launching a new campaign called Aiming Higher seeking to enable talented refugees to get into higher education, the UN agency [...]
©- - 28 may 2021 - 15:05:40 - thread Society (500 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA)  -  The Nigerian Army has confirmed the recall of its personnel studying in various civil institutions across the country, such as the universities, polytechnics and to  colleges of education, an official source said here Sunday. The army has effected the immediate stoppage of sponsorship of any of its [...]
©- - 16 may 2021 - 16:04:33 - thread Society (539 words)


Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The countrywide reopening of schools in South Sudan is a welcome step on the road to “normalcy” for youngsters, two in three of whom need humanitarian assistance, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Describing the “joy” felt by children and aid workers as classrooms [...]
©- - 05 may 2021 - 05:13:02 - thread Society (480 words)


Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - The UN Country Team in Madagascar, UN Human Rights and the Ministry of National Education have signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) to integrate basic human rights education into the curricula of primary and secondary schools throughout the country. This breakthrough is the result of the [...]
©- - 14 april 2021 - 13:40:20 - thread Society (530 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - A new study released on Friday by the UN cultural agency, reveals that more than 100 million more children than expected, are falling behind the minimum proficiency level in reading, due to COVID-related school closures.   According to the study from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNECSO), "One [...]
©- - 27 march 2021 - 06:02:09 - thread Society (355 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – As part of the activities to commemorate the International Women’s Day, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, Helen Grant, met with young activists from countries, including Nigeria, to discuss how increasing access to education around the world can help us to build back [...]
©- - 22 march 2021 - 19:34:25 - thread Society (911 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Despite the escalating COVID-19 infections in Botswana, government has committed to ensure academic learning continues across the country. Botswana’s minister of Basic Education, Fidelis Molao, on Thursday told parliament that though the country is not yet out of the woods with rising COVID-19 cases, education remains a [...]
©- - 04 march 2021 - 20:11:43 - thread Society (215 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) – The average annual cost of educating refugees is less than 5 percent of public education expenditure in developing nations hosting 85 percent of the world’s refugees, according to a joint World Bank – UN refugee agency - UNHCR - report released on Thursday. The principle of [...]
©- - 26 february 2021 - 06:19:27 - thread Society (544 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Global Partnership for Education (GPE), recently-launched replenishment campaign, calls on world leaders to pledge at least US$5 billion for the next five years to help  transform education in up to 90 countries. The 'Raise Your Hand' campaign will culminate in a pledging conference in mid-2021 co-hosted [...]
©- - 19 february 2021 - 18:23:22 - thread Society (258 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, has urged the African Union Summit to back a global education financing conference to be held in July with the United Kingdom and Kenya as co-hosts. The two-day conference on global partnership for education financing, scheduled for 25 and 26 July, would advocate [...]
©- - 06 february 2021 - 22:12:23 - thread Society (693 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Although school feeding programmes are a lifeline for millions of boys and girls, nearly 40 billion in-school meals have been missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published on Thursday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Office of Research, Inocenti, and the World [...]
©- - 29 january 2021 - 05:22:44 - thread Society (410 words)


New York, US (PANA) - To mark the third International Day of Education on Sunday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute to the resilience of students, teachers and families in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic that, at its peak, forced almost every school, institute and university to close its doors. “When [...]
©- - 24 january 2021 - 05:47:16 - thread Society (533 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Director of "Education Cannot Wait" (ECW) Fund, Ms Yasmine Sherif, began a 72-hour visit to Burkina Faso on Wednesday to assess the needs in the education sector for children and youth affected by the multiple crises affecting the country and announce new funding to [...]
©- - 13 january 2021 - 18:00:33 - thread Society (389 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - UNICEF and the American Toms shoes have granted young high school and college girls in three Beninese departments more than 45,000 pairs of shoes, as part of actions by UN institution to back girl’s education in the country. Altogether, 45,030 pairs of shoes from TOMS SHOES will [...]
©- - 10 january 2021 - 19:39:30 - thread Society (171 words)


Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. Announcing the grant on Friday, the AfDB [...]
©- - 08 january 2021 - 13:04:02 - thread Society (478 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Classes have been suspended for three weeks in all higher education institutions in Mali because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced on Tuesday. There has been a resurgence of the pandemic in Mali where a total of 5,878 confirmed cases [...]
©- - 16 december 2020 - 11:36:49 - thread Society (84 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) announced here Tuesday that the development of Botswana’s education system remained an important part of the country’s growth agenda. Thapelo Tsheole, BSE Chie Executive Officer, said the bourse was committed to work with government and other stakeholders to promote education. Tsheole said delivery [...]
©- - 08 december 2020 - 20:39:47 - thread Society (320 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320 million children locked out of school at the start of December, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on [...]
©- - 08 december 2020 - 05:54:27 - thread Society (424 words)


Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The World Bank Board of Directors has approved an education programme supported by a $61.5-million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Sudan Basic Education Support Project (BESP). This constitutes the largest education financing project in Sudan, the Bank said in a news dispatch on [...]
©- - 19 november 2020 - 10:09:37 - thread Society (366 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  The Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) University, one of the private institutions of higher learning in Rwanda, has been closed down by its management due to financial constraints. The move follows a prolonged period during which classes were suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the institute’s failure to [...]
©- - 04 november 2020 - 19:07:16 - thread Society (213 words)