Society - Education
  • Rwanda grants scholarships to Haitian students
    05 january 2011 18:03:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan government has granted scholarships to five Haitian students to continue their studies at the National University of Rwanda (NUR), according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry issued Wednesday in Kigali Full text...

  • African academics charged ro rewrite continental history
    16 december 2010 19:15:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The President of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, here Wednesday charged academics and historians to rewrite the history of Africa, lamenting that African populations have ignore their history. Full text...

  • Canada boosts training of teachers in Mali with 8.5b CFA F
    10 december 2010 17:03:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Canada, on Friday, granted Mali 8.5 billion CFA francs to finance the continuous training of teachers and the evaluation of learning. Full text...

  • CAMES examination records 80% success
    11 november 2010 15:47:00
    Lomأ©- Togo (PANA) -- One hundred and seventeen (117) candidates, out of the 147 that sat for the African and Malagasy Council of Higher Education (CAMES) examin a tion that ended Wednesday in Lomأ©, Togo, have been declared successful. Full text...

  • DR Congo NGO seeks bigger budget for education sector
    07 november 2010 15:03:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo's Consortium of Organizations of Stakeh olders in the Education Sector (COASCE) has asked Members of Parliament to incre a se the allocation of the education sector to 30 per cent of the national budget, the coordinator of the consortium said in a statement made available to PANA Sun d ay. Full text...

  • Libya hosts exhibition of US universities (Corrected)
    06 november 2010 19:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- More than 40 American universities are taking part in an international exhibition in Tripoli aimed at attracting Libyan students to stud y in the US. Full text...

  • Libya host exhibition of US universities
    06 november 2010 19:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- More than 40 American universities are taking part in an international exhibition in Tripoli aimed at attracting Libyan students to stud y in the US. Full text...

  • Togo gets 22.5 billion FCFA grant for education
    30 october 2010 12:58:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) â" The West African state of Tog-o has been granted 22. Full text...

  • ECOWAS' regional technical, vocational training opens in Banjul
    27 october 2010 18:56:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Gambia is paying host to a five-day training worksho p for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for teachers and ed u cation administrators on curriculum and instructional materials development in t h e ECOWAS region. Full text...

  • Int'l Task Force for the education of Roma people meets
    26 october 2010 13:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Task Force for the Education of the Rom a people (ITFER), of which UNESCO is a member, will hold its first meeting on 28 and 29 October at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, the UN agency sai d in a press statement from its headquarters in the French capital. Full text...

  • Int'l Task Force for the education of Roma people scheduled
    26 october 2010 12:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Task Force for the Education of the Rom a people (ITFER), of which UNESCO is a member, will hold its first meeting on 28 and 29 October at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, the UN agency sai d in a press statement from its headquarters in the French capital. Full text...

  • Experts examine 50 years of Nigerian education
    21 october 2010 16:26:00
    Ijebu-Ode- Nigeria (PANA) -- Education experts are brainstorming on ways to reposition the Nigerian educational system to regain the high quality it was known for in the early years of independence against the current decay. Full text...

  • Second faculties conference opens in Libya
    18 october 2010 23:27:00
    Janzour- Libya (PANA) -- The second scientific conference on Pedagogic Faculties. Full text...

  • South Korea to finance Angolan technical institution
    11 october 2010 16:18:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- South Korea will finance the construction of a high tech nical industrial and manufacturing institution in Viana, on the outskirts of the Angolan capital, Luanda, the South Korean Ambassador, Han Jae Young, disclosed h e re Monday. Full text...

  • Zanzibar shares experience on early childhood
    28 september 2010 22:15:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- Haroun Ali Suleiman, the minister of Education and Voc ational Training of Zanzibar, an autonomous region of Tanzania, on Tuesday presented the experience of his country in the area of education and early childhood protection at the First World Conference on Education and the Protection of Early Childhood in Moscow. Full text...

  • World confab on Early Childhood Care, Education scheduled for 27-29 Sept
    24 september 2010 14:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO, the Russian Federation and the City of Moscow hav e put together a world conference at which the education of the Roma children wi l l top the agenda. Full text...

  • World leaders, experts meet to raise education profile
    21 september 2010 18:30:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A brainstorming session to examine ways to make a case for education by showing its powerful impact on all Millennium Development Goals (M D Gs) will be held Wednesday, as world leaders gather in New York, US, to review p r ogress on the MDGs. Full text...

  • UNESCO report shows inequality in access to education
    17 september 2010 13:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two out of three countries in the world face gender dis parities in primary and secondary education and as many as half will not achieve the goal of gender parity in educ ation by 2015, according to a new report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Full text...

  • EU helps Morocco fight illiteracy
    14 september 2010 18:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has granted Morocco another r ound of financial assistance to the tune of 110 million dirhams to execute its l i teracy policy, the EU said in a statement released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Schools resume Monday in Togo
    13 september 2010 15:18:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Nearly two and a half million pupils, four percent more than the figures for last year, returned to school Monday following the resumption o f schools in Togo, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • 12 Malian high school graduates get French excellence scholarships
    06 september 2010 16:28:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Twelve Malian high school girls will continue their studie s in France after benefitting from scholarships granted by the French government , the Malian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research told PANA. Full text...

  • UNESCO to launch innovation for literacy
    06 september 2010 16:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO is to launch a new Knowledge and Innovations Netwo rk for Literacy (KINL) that will enable researchers and practitioners all over t h e world link up and share information and best practices, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • EU funds education support programme in Somalia
    01 september 2010 09:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union (EU), in conjunction with the UNICEF, has said it will fund an ambitious 5-million-Euro programme to support Somali administrations in developing a well-structured educ ation and training system in Northwest Somalia (Somaliland) and Northeast Somalia (Puntland). Full text...

  • South Africa's education boss bows out
    01 september 2010 07:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Sithembiso Nzimande, group chairman of the Educ or group, South Africa's largest private educational group, on Tuesday announced his resignation from the group with immediate effect. Full text...

  • Mali to release 3bn CFAF for teachers' salary arrears
    31 august 2010 14:54:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government will make available, by the end of 2010, over 3 billion CFAF (about US$ 5. Full text...

  • Nigerian professors now to retire at 70
    25 august 2010 21:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Professors in Nigeria's public universities are now to r etire at the age of 70, up from 65, according to the decision-making Federal Exe c utive Council (FEC). Full text...

  • Nigerian candidates record mass pass in May/June 2010 WASSC Exam
    20 august 2010 08:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- No fewer than 677,007 Nigerian candidates who wrote the May/June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) passed their examinations, obtaining five credits and above unlike in the last two year s when candidates recorded mass failure, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Brilliant Malawian girl spurns lucrative Chinese scholarship over religion
    18 august 2010 11:27:00
    By Raphael TENTHANI- PANA Correspondent Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) -- An 18-year-old Malawian girl, who scored distinction i n all the six subjects she sat for during the country's 2009 School Certificate o f Education Examinations (MSCE), has turned down a lucrative five-year, all expe n ses-paid scholarship from a university in China because she is a member of the C h ristian sect Jehovah Witness, a private radio station who brokered the scholarsh i ps has said. Full text...

  • Officials plan to cite PanAfrican University campus in Northern Africa
    14 august 2010 19:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- High-level talks on the possibility of citing a campus o f a PanAfrican University in northern Africa have been held in Tripoli, the Liby a n capital, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Low success rate in Mali's Baccalaureate exam
    07 august 2010 12:24:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The success rate in the Malian Baccalaureate Exam for 2010 is estimated at 29. Full text...

  • Nigeria's apex military institution to graduate 125
    29 july 2010 17:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A total 125 participants, including eight foreigners, will next week Friday graduate from Nigeria’s apex military institution, the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja. Full text...

  • Poor school certification exam results in Cote d'Ivoire
    22 july 2010 15:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Only 36,331 of the 148,255 students, representing 24. Full text...

  • Pan-African university to be launched soon
    22 july 2010 14:37:00
    Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Union Commission is awaiting a decision of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government for the effective take-off of the first institutes of the proposed Pan-African University, the Commission's Chair person, Jean Ping, disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Africa regional educational forum ends
    21 july 2010 21:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote dâ?Ivorie (PANA) -- The maiden conference of the Inter-Country Qua lity Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) ended in the Ivo r ian commercial capital, Abidjan, on Wednesday with calls on African countries to develop vocational skills. Full text...

  • African nations urged to make life meaningful for citizens
    20 july 2010 19:43:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Kenya Education Minister Professor Sam Ongeri, has urged African nations to "share and apply knowledge and skills so that every citizen can lead a meaningful life in this increasingly knowledge-based world". Full text...

  • ADEA to improve literacy in Africa
    20 july 2010 16:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Mr. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire hosts regional education forum
    19 july 2010 12:26:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire is this week playing host to the launch of the Inter-Country Quality Node for Technical Vocational Skills Development (ICQN/TVSD), jointly organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and Cote d'Ivoire's Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training (METFP). Full text...

  • UNESCO warns of aid shortfall to education
    10 july 2010 19:13:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- As political leaders across Africa prepare for the World Cup education summit scheduled for 11 July in Pretoria, UNESCO warns that shortfalls in aid threaten to derail efforts to get the region's 32 million out-of-school children into classrooms. Full text...

  • Don't break aid promises to African children, warns UNESCO
    07 july 2010 15:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- As political leaders across Africa prepare for the World Cup education summit, scheduled for 11 July in Pretoria, UNESCO has warned that s hortfalls in aid threaten to derail efforts to get the regionâ?s 32 million out- of-school children into classrooms, a news release, made available to PANA Wedne s day, stated. Full text...

  • DR Congo says school enrolment increasing
    07 july 2010 12:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- School enrolment levels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are rising sharply because of increasing investment and end of a bitter civil war in the country, a top government education official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kufuor launches communication for education, development toolkit
    07 july 2010 09:31:00
    Port Elizabeth- South Africa (PANA) -- Former Ghana President John Kufuor on Tuesday launched an education toolkit here, published by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and intended to serve as a training tool for all media decision-makers practitioners and communication officers working in ministries of education in Africa and the education sector. Full text...

  • Libya, Chad sign agreement in education
    06 july 2010 21:25:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Chad on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement on education which focuses on support for the learning of Arabic language in Ch a dian schools. Full text...

  • Experts call for total revamp of education systems in Africa
    06 july 2010 17:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Two leading educationists Tuesday told African educa tion ministers meeting here on curricular reforms that the continent was in immi n ent danger of being left far behind by others if it did not re-shape its school t eaching and learning models to incorporate modern economic and technological dyn a mics. Full text...

  • African education ministers' conference opens
    06 july 2010 13:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- African education ministers Tuesday opened a confere nce here on school curricular reforms, stressing the need to adjust teaching and learning systems and models on the con tinent in order to best harness its human resources for development. Full text...

  • Union advocates creation of Arab fund for scientific research
    06 july 2010 12:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The executive council of the Union of Arab Universities has recommended the creation of an Arab fund for scientific research. Full text...

  • UNESCO names Armenian city 'World Book Capital 2012'
    06 july 2010 11:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The city of Yerevan in Armenia, in the Caucasus region o f Euroasia, was named as the 'World Book Capital 2012' at a selection meeting held at the UN ESCO Headquarters 2 July, the UN agency said in a statement obtained by PANA here Tue sday. Full text...

  • School curricula reforms vital for Africa's development - Experts
    05 july 2010 22:37:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Experts in African education said on Monday the continent should urgently revamp its school curricula models, particularly at elementary level, to make learning more relevant, and tailored to address its evolving socio-economic development needs. Full text...

  • UNESCO highlights role played of HGA in African integration
    18 june 2010 21:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The implementation of the “The pedagogical use of the General History of Africa (HGA) in African schools”, whose validation process of the agreed common contents for education will end in two years, will make of Africa the first region of in world to begin its integration through the sharing of a history, culture and common values, the project coordinator, Ali Moussa Iye, said in Tripoli on Friday. Full text...

  • Congolese academic sets standards of HGA
    15 june 2010 22:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The tools used in the teaching of the General History of Africa (HGA) in African schools will be the means to give African children the i nstruments likely to help them assimilate the historical elements shaping their open-minded spirit and curiosity about African history, a Congolese academic, Jean-Michel Mabeko- Tali, said Tuesday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya, Serbia sign agreement on education
    14 june 2010 22:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Serbia on Monday signed a cooperation memoran dum of agreement in Tripoli in the areas of education, teaching and scientific r e search. Full text...

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