Society - Education
  • Dakar varsity part-time teachers on week-long strike
    13 may 2008 08:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Part-time workers at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, began a week-long strike Tuesday to demand a permanent contract and the payment of their extra time allowances, among others. Full text...

  • UN poverty plan ignites mass school enrolments in Ghana
    07 may 2008 07:59:00
    By Kennedy Abwao- PANA Bonsaaso, Ghana (PANA) -- When African leaders assemble in Yokohama, Japan, to discuss the next round of the continent's development progress later this month, Ghana will be reporting some tangible results of its own progress on reducing abject poverty. Full text...

  • 'Most Africans who earn Ph.Ds in the US remain in the country'
    02 may 2008 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The result of a study by an American institute has shown that most Africans who earn their doctorate degrees from US universities remain in the country five years after earning the advance degree. Full text...

  • Education is human right, says Gambian Education Minister
    24 april 2008 17:58:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science , Research and Technology Mr. Full text...

  • Global Action Week 'to focus on quality education to end exclusion'
    17 april 2008 10:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- UNESCO has said this year's Education for All, Global Action Week (21-27 April) will focus on quality education to end exclusion. Full text...

  • ADEA headquarters to be relocated to Tunis
    16 april 2008 18:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The headquarters of the Association for the Development o f Education in Africa (ADEA) will be relocated from Paris, France, to Tunis, Tun i sia, by the end of the first half of 2008, reliable sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Maputo to host conference on Education in Africa
    16 april 2008 09:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 2008 biennial conference on Education in Africa will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, 5-9 May, according to the organisers, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). Full text...

  • Mauritanian lecturers on strike
    14 april 2008 11:45:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The strike embarked upon by Mauritania's Higher Education Teachers' Union (SPES), to push for higher salaries, entered the second day Monday. Full text...

  • Mozambique reforms professional education
    11 april 2008 17:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government's Professional Skills Development Fund (FUNDEC) is to support the implementation of 60 vocational and professional training projects in public and private institutions and in communi ty organisations. Full text...

  • Malian PM announces national debate on education
    19 march 2008 12:55:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Prime Minister Modibo Sidibe has announced a that a national dialogue will be held in the next five months on education issues. Full text...

  • Scholarship for Nigerian student after world debate victory
    04 march 2008 09:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Lagos state in Nigeria has awarded a scholarship to a student who emerged the overall best in a world debate on the effects of modern-day slavery in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua orders University VCs to withhold striking lecturers' salaries
    02 march 2008 11:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has ordered Vice Chanc ellors of the nation's universities to withhold the salaries of lecturers who em b arked on a one-week strike to press for the absorption of the sacked 49 lecturer s of the University of Ilorin, according to Sunday's edition of the privately-owned Punch newspaper. Full text...

  • Experts to draft regional plan on sustainable development education
    22 february 2008 10:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- National and international experts gathered here Thursday to begin work on a UNESCO draft implementation of the regional education strategy for sustainable development. Full text...

  • Striking Nigerian university teachers scoff at govt threat
    20 february 2008 08:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the one-week 'warning' strike embarked upon by Nigerian university teachers entered the third day Wednesday, the lecturers have scoffed at the threat by the government to invoke the no-work-no-pay clause in the Trade Dispute Act. Full text...

  • Striking Nigerian university teachers risk losing pay
    19 february 2008 08:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has warned striking university teachers they risk losing their pay if they fail to return to work immediately. Full text...

  • Nigerian university teachers begin 'warning' strike
    18 february 2008 08:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lecturers in Nigeria's 58 public universities began a week-long 'warning' strike Monday to press for the reinstatement of 49 of their colleagues, who were sacked for participating in a strike in 2001. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts maiden French higher education show
    05 february 2008 18:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The maiden French higher education show, organised by th e Embassy of France in Libya, in conjunction with the Libyan general popular com m ittee on higher education, kicked off Monday at the University Al-Fateh of Tripo l i. Full text...

  • Nouakchott, Saint Louis universities sign cooperation pact
    05 february 2008 12:32:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Nouakchott University and the Saint Louis Gaston Berger University in Senegal have signed a cooperation agreement in the areas of scientific research, higher education and economic development. Full text...

  • Rwanda suspends teachers for advocating genocide
    27 december 2007 17:37:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan Education Minister Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamaliya has suspended about 50 headmasters, teachers and supervisors for advocating genocide in their schools, The New Times daily reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libyan, Sudanese universities sign co-operation accord
    16 december 2007 13:03:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Al-Tahadi University of Sirte in Libya and the University of Khartoum in Sudan on Saturday signed a scientific and cultural co-operation accord in Sirte under which they will co-operate in the scientific and cultural fields. Full text...

  • Fourah Bay College academic staff on strike
    13 december 2007 11:08:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances. Full text...

  • Mozambican graduates to meet up to challenges
    12 december 2007 17:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government is to improve its inspec tion activities in higher education institutions to ensure good quality of new g r aduates, for them to be able to face present and future challenges, declared gov e rnment spokesperson and Deputy Education Minister Luis Covane. Full text...

  • Ensuring quality education is major challenge for EPA initiative
    11 december 2007 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As nations reached midway of the 2015 deadline set for the achievement of the objective of Education for All (EFA), efforts exerted by the international community are expected to focus more on the quality of teaching, now identified as the weak spot among indicators of the 2008 EFA Global Monitoring Report, launched Tuesday, in the Senegalese capital. Full text...

  • UNESCO high level group on Education for All to meet in Dakar
    09 december 2007 11:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Director general Koïchiro Matsuura of UNESCO's will convene a meeting of the high level group on Education for All in Dakar for a mid-term review of the 2015 deadline regarding the achievement of the six objectives of the initiative. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt explains stoppage of Universities, Polytechnics merger
    09 december 2007 08:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Minister of Education, Dr. Full text...

  • World Bank official: Not all African countries will achieve Education for
    07 december 2007 21:14:00
    All Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) – Not all African count-ries will achieve Education for All (EFA) in 2015, which is part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a senior official of the World Bank warned in Tunis on Thursday. Full text...

  • WB official says some african countries will not attain EFA by 2015
    07 december 2007 15:42:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Education for all (EFA) might not be attained by all Afr ican countries by 2015, the officer in charge of the human development departmen t of the World Bank Africa region, Mrs. Full text...

  • Tunisia to reach MDG in the education sector
    04 december 2007 11:35:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia is about to achieve the Millennium Development Goal in the Education sector, according to statistics made public by the government during the international workshop on Education-for-all Initiative for the accelerated implementation (EPT-ETI) which started Monday in Tunis. Full text...

  • Workshop urges African govts to increase funding for rural education
    04 december 2007 09:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants at the recently concluded workshop on educa tion for rural people in Africa have tasked African governments to increase publ i c resources for education in rural areas. Full text...

  • Tunisia minister calls for more investment in education
    03 december 2007 23:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian education and training minister, Sadok Korbi on Monday called for greater investment in education for Third World countries to attain the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in the sector. Full text...

  • Burundi university lecturers' strike enters third week.
    27 november 2007 03:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The strike by Burundi university lecturers, protesti ng the spate of violence in their institution, entered its third week Monday, ac c ording to a PANA report from here. Full text...

  • FAO, ADEA to organise workshop on education for rural Africa
    26 november 2007 11:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- High-level officials from the Ministries of Education an d Agriculture from 11 African countries will participate in a workshop on educat i on for rural people in Africa, to be held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy , 28-29 November, according to a statement from the organisers. Full text...

  • Nigeria stops privatisation of 'unity schools'
    21 november 2007 08:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has stopped plans mooted by the immediate past administration to privatise or concession out the 102 government-run secondary schools, tagged 'unity schools', the local press reported Wednesday, quoting Education Minister Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu. Full text...

  • Nigeria introduces ICT into primary school curriculum
    10 november 2007 11:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is to be introduced into the primary school curriculum in Nigeria, following Friday's launch of a new basic education curriculum for primary and junior secondary schools in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian university explains Tutu's appointment as Trustee
    05 november 2007 09:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Founder of the American University in Nigeria (AUN), for mer Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said the recent appointment of South African Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu to the board of the university was informed b y his credibility in all spheres of life. Full text...

  • Kano signs MOU with American university
    31 october 2007 14:21:00
    Madison- US (PANA) -- The Nigerian North-Central State of Kano and the University of Wisconsin (UW) System in the US are to partner to enhance university education in Kano. Full text...

  • Tutu named into board of Nigerian University
    31 october 2007 07:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- South African Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has been named into the Board of Trustees of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), a statement from the university's founder said. Full text...

  • El Bachir Wade hails creation of regioal campus in Dakar
    21 october 2007 19:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Dean of the Facuilty of Economic Sciences of the University of Dakar, El Bachir Wade, on Saturday hailed the creation in Senegal of a regional doctoral campus by the Conference of Teaching and Research Institutions in Economics and Management in Africa (CIERA). Full text...

  • UNESCO and Repetto Fonudation back projects for children in need
    14 october 2007 09:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The REPETTO Foundation formed last September to give marginalized children and teenagers access to dance, has announced that a collection of items customized by personalities to mark the 60th anniversary of the brand, will be auctioned in October 2008 with the proceeds going to UNESCO. Full text...

  • 'Africa lags behind in education spending'
    11 october 2007 11:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The education budget of a single country like France, Germany, Italy or the UK outweighs education spending across the entire sub-Saharan African region, according to a new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Full text...

  • Menga calls on Gabonese teachers to exercise restraint
    10 october 2007 20:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese national education minister, Michel Menga, on Wednesday urged teachers to display a sense of responsibility by exploring other solutions than going on strike in the face of problems in the education sector. Full text...

  • US education support programme targets 4 African nations
    06 october 2007 19:07:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Washington has planned to release US$525 million over the next five years to support the ministries in charge of education in six countries, including Mali, Mali, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Liberia, said a statement of the US embassy in Bamako received Saturday at PANA. Full text...

  • Popular university launched in Mauritius
    05 october 2007 21:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – A higher education -institution, called Popular University of Mauritius (UPIM), a totally free entity that requires no degree for entry nor delivers any, will be launched next week at the City Hall of Port-Louis, an official source told PANA Friday. Full text...

  • France grants Congo six million euros to improve education system
    05 october 2007 14:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The French Development Agency (AFD) has granted six million euros to fund Congo's education project under an agreement signed in Brazzaville on Friday. Full text...

  • China to fund construction of library in Congo
    05 october 2007 11:21:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- China has granted Congo CFA2billion to build a modern library in the Marien Ngouabi University in Brazzaville and three primary schools in the rural areas. Full text...

  • Education, development to take centre stage at UNESCO General Conference
    04 october 2007 20:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The 34th session of the General Conference, which every two years brings together the Member States of UNESCO, will open next 16 October in Paris under the chairmanship of Musa Bin Jaafar Bin Hassan of Oman. Full text...

  • Benin academic year begins amidst controversy
    04 october 2007 18:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The rescheduled commencement of of the 2007-2008 academic year in Benin began on Thursday amidst controversies as teachers were not teaching. Full text...

  • Benin earmarks 30% of budget for education
    03 october 2007 12:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will allocate 30% of its budget to the education sector, President Yayi Boni said in his nationwide address late Tuesday, a day before the resumption of classes. Full text...

  • World needs 18 million new teachers by 2015 - UNESCO
    02 october 2007 16:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The world needs 18 million new teachers by 2015, with the requirement of Africa alone being four million, to meet the target of providing quality primary education for all children, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Full text...

  • UNICEF pushes for schooling of children in Côte d'Ivoire
    26 september 2007 22:10:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- UNICEF launched on Wednesday in Abidjan the third edition of the national campaign on "the return and maintenance at school of all children, especially girls". Full text...

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