Society - Education
  • Regional university dons in meeting
    18 july 2001 18:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- University dons from eight Eastern and Central African countries began a high level meeting Tuesday with calls for alternative sources of funding if education was to spearhead development efforts. Full text...

  • NGO against sexual exploitation of minors
    18 july 2001 16:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian NGO "Save The Children," appealed Wednesday for urgent measures against sexual exploitation of minors in the country. Full text...

  • Authorities shut College after students' violence
    18 july 2001 15:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Education and Scientific Research Ministry Wednesday ordered the closure of the Stratford College in Quatre-Bornes, 15-km south of the capital, Port Louis, following violence by the students. Full text...

  • Kenyan educators tackle unrest in schools
    17 july 2001 10:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Stakeholders in Kenya's education sector will meet Thursday at Nyeri, the Central Provincial capital, to discuss the increasing cases of student unrest within the region. Full text...

  • Teachers stage protest in Port Louis
    14 july 2001 14:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 1,000 primary school teachers took to the streets of the capital Port Louis Saturday to protest against educational reforms which they said did not take into account teachers' welfare. Full text...

  • VC on globalisation challenge to education
    11 july 2001 21:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Vice-Chancellor of University of Namibia (UNAM), Peter Katjavivi told a regional workshop Wednesday that the challenge of globalisation and the rapid technological change required adequate funding of educational systems. Full text...

  • Geingob says teacher education is of highest priority
    09 july 2001 22:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Teacher education is ranked as one of the highest priorities in developing countries as teachers' competence, attitudes and ethics have profound and lasting influence on students' lives, Prime Minister Hage Geingob said Monday. Full text...

  • UNDP supports higher education in Burundi
    08 july 2001 12:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme is supporting a study for the improvement of Burundi higher education, a UNDP statement said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Burkinabe students begin 2001 Baccalaureate exams
    03 july 2001 16:17:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe students Tuesday began writing the 2001 session of the Baccalaureate examinations - equivalent to the Advanced Level GCE examinations - with official sources putting number of registered candidates at 16,172, up from last year's 13,825. Full text...

  • Mauritius Teachers threaten street protest 14 July
    27 june 2001 19:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Three teachers union in Mauritius, the Government Teachers Union, the Government Hindi Teachers Union and the Union of Primary School Teachers, threatened Wednesday to stage a street protest 14 July, to press demand for better service condition. Full text...

  • Proposed moral education turns controversial in Malawi
    24 june 2001 16:55:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Botswana's ministry of Education has said it would re-introduce the controversial 'Religious and Moral Education' subject in secondary schools despite opposition from both the Catholic Church and Muslims. Full text...

  • Teachers want restoration of corporal punishment
    20 june 2001 20:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some Kenyan teachers are calling for the reintroduction of corporal punishment to stem rising immorality in the country's schools. Full text...

  • Benin to get second University in Parakou
    19 june 2001 09:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister, Dorothee Sossa, confirmed Monday in Cotonou that the country is to open its second University. Full text...

  • African states review girls' science education
    16 june 2001 09:34:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Some 60 participants from France and 20 African countries meet in Lusaka Monday for a week-long congress on girls science education to prepare an African plan of action for 2001-2005. Full text...

  • Hundreds of Casamance pupils to miss entrance exam
    13 june 2001 22:32:00
    Sedhiou- Senegal (PANA) -- Several hundred children in Senegal's southern region of Casamance may miss their secondary school entrance examination scheduled for 21 June, reliable sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Authorities reject rumours of leaked exam papers
    02 june 2001 13:30:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Director of the Baccalaureate Board in Cameroon, Zacharie Mbatsogo, Friday denied rumours circulating in the country that final examination papers for this year have been leaked, prompting the authorities to postpone their sitting by students. Full text...

  • Gambia University signs memorandum with other institutions
    02 june 2001 12:23:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Desirous to create a congenial environment for co-operation, the University of Gambia has signed a memorandum of understanding with all the tertiary institutions in the country. Full text...

  • Gambia University sings memorandum
    02 june 2001 12:13:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Desirous to create a congenial environment for co-operation, the University of Gambia has signed a memorandum of understanding with all the tertiary institutions in the country. Full text...

  • Abdel Kader Boye to head Dakar University
    31 may 2001 23:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prof. Full text...

  • Low school enrolment of African children worries UNESCO
    28 may 2001 22:59:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- UNESCO has underlined "low enrolment of children into schools" as one of the big challenges facing the organisation and the African education sector, according to Armoogum Parsuramen, the Director of UNESCO's Regional office in Dakar. Full text...

  • Experts hold education for all workshop
    21 may 2001 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Experts in education on Monday began a workshop in Dakar as a follow-up to the seminar on the contribution of non-governmental and civil society organisations to education for all conference scheduled next December in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • SADC discusses education plan for the San people
    12 may 2001 09:58:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- For the past three centuries, the San community, formerly known as the Bushmen of Southern Africa, has been struggling under marginalisation. Full text...

  • Cameroon plans to double education budget by 2011
    10 may 2001 22:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon expects to raise its education budget from 167 billion F CFA now to 351 billion F CFA by the year 2011 to meet the country's development needs. Full text...

  • The spectre of wasted year haunts the Ivorian school system
    10 may 2001 12:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- With the suspension of lectures in universities because of the insecurity that prevails on campuses, the interruption of classes in primary schools and the threat of a strike in the country's high schools, the Ivorian school system is heading for a complete deadlock. Full text...

  • UNICEF supports Basic Education in DR Congo
    04 may 2001 22:51:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNICEF has donated equipment worth 120,000 US dollars to assist DR Congo's Basic Education, under the 2000-2001 co-operation programme between the UN agency and the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania's poor education standards worry World Bank
    28 april 2001 14:51:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A senior World Bank official has expressed his institution's deep concern about the appallingly low standards of education in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Nujoma happy with high turnout science graduates
    21 april 2001 20:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian President Sam Nujoma, a strong advocate of Natural Sciences, expressed joy Saturday at the high number of graduates during the University of Namibia (UNAM) graduation. Full text...

  • Abidjan University campus under police guard
    20 april 2001 22:44:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan University campus of Cocody-Mermoz, a residential area of Abidjan, was under close police surveillance Friday afternoon following the ransacking of student rooms Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya to build school in southern Sudan
    19 april 2001 19:29:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Libya will build a 100,000 US dollar secondary school in the Bahr el Jebel State's city of Juba in southern Sudan, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported on Thursday. Full text...

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