Society - Education
  • 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...

  • Libyan official advocates teaching of General History of Africa
    12 june 2010 17:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) â" A Libyan official on Satu-rday stressed the need for th e review and the teaching of the General History of Africa saying European histo r ians and writers have shaped an image of Africa based on exclusion, and invented pretexts scorning anything which is non-European. Full text...

  • Africa faces dual challenge to boost, improve pry education
    08 june 2010 08:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Despite the great strides that Africa made to ensure universal access to primary education during the past decade, the continent still faces the dual challenge to boost primary enrolment and completion while vastly improving educational quality, US Ambassador to Tanzania and the East African Community Alfonso E. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe students 'beat world record'
    01 june 2010 16:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two Zimbabwean students broke the world record by atta ining the highest marks in last year's Cambridge University Ordinary Level schoo l examinations, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • EFA/FTI grants Togo US$ 45m for education
    18 may 2010 20:15:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo has received a US$ 45-million grant from the Education For All Fast Track Initiative (EFA/FTI) to improve its education field. Full text...

  • Contract teachers to disrupt education in Niger
    11 may 2010 14:35:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Angered by the inability of the Niger government to meet their demands, contract teachers, under the aegis of the national Union of Contract Teachers (SYNACEN), decided on Tuesday to disrupt academic programmes in schools across the country, PANA learnt from sources close to the Union. Full text...

  • Food crisis in Niger compels thousands of students to leave schools
    07 may 2010 21:14:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) - â" Nearly 6,000 students in the region of Maradi, eastern Niger, have left school to follow their parents because of the food crisis that h as hit several areas of the country, official sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Presidents of Maghreb Universities to meet in Libya
    07 may 2010 19:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The presidents of universities and other institutions of higher learning in member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) will meet i n Sabha, southern Libya, later this month to examine the possibility of establish i ng a central Union for their universities, the Secretary General of AMU, Ahmed B e n Yahyia, has said. Full text...

  • Presidents of Maghreb Universities to meet in Libya
    07 may 2010 18:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The presidents of universities and other institutions of higher learning in member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) will meet i n Sabha, southern Libya, later this month to examine the possibility of establish i ng a central Union for their universities, the Secretary General of AMU, Ahmed B e n Yahyia, has said. Full text...

  • Tanzania's public university lecturers end strike
    30 april 2010 08:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Striking lecturers at Tanzania's public universities have voted to call off their strike to give the government time to solve their grievances about remunerations and pension benefits. Full text...

  • East African Community adopts one laptop per child initiative
    29 april 2010 10:20:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The East African Community (EAC) Thursday partnered with the One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a US-based non-profit organisation whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education. Full text...

  • Arab law faculties association to meet in Sirte
    28 april 2010 21:30:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The law faculty of the University of Sirte in central Libya from will from Sunday host the eighth meeting and conference for the Arab Association of Law Faculties. Full text...

  • Kadhafi urges Arab countries to pay attention to scientific research
    21 april 2010 22:55:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Mouamar Kadhafi, on Tuesday urged Arab countries to pay particular interest to scientific research and stressed the imp o rtance of Arab universities in the renaissance of Arab society and achievement o f progress and prosperity. Full text...

  • Kadhafi urges Arabs to invest in science research
    21 april 2010 15:33:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- "Science is the weapon in our era and the key to win the b attle of excellence and development," the Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, said a t the opening of the 43rd session of the Union of Arab University on Tuesday in S irte. Full text...

  • 15 million children take the worldâ?s largest lesson, '1 GOAL'
    20 april 2010 14:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Some 15 million children are Tuesday expected to sit in classrooms in over 100 countries to take one special lesson on the right to educ a tion in support of '1GOAL' - boosting the global campaign to get every child int o school. Full text...

  • Conference of academic organizations opens in Bamako
    07 april 2010 17:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the International Meeting of Academic Organizations (RIO) opened Wednesday in Bamako, the Malian capital, with over 300 participants. Full text...

  • Libyans celebrate 34th anniversary of students' revolution
    07 april 2010 15:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Activities marking the 34th anniversary of the Students' revolution in Libya began Tuesday across the country. Full text...

  • Benin govt., teachers' union agree to end education sector crisis
    29 march 2010 15:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government and the 'Action Front of the unions of the three levels of education' have reached an agreement to end the crisis that has paralyzed the country's educational system for two months, according to an official communiqué issued in the Beninese capital. Full text...

  • Education experts urge govts to take concrete actions on multi-grade education
    24 march 2010 16:52:00
    Western Cape- South Africa (PANA) -- Rising from their three-day conference on mu lti-grade education, Education experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and L atin America on Wednesday urged national governments to take concrete actions to ensure that multi-grade education was fully embedded into their education polici e s. Full text...

  • Multi-grade education in SA's rural areas receiving less attention from offici
    23 march 2010 13:24:00
    als Western Cape- South Africa (PANA) -- A national study on multi-grade education conducted here reveals that there is an indifference towards rural people amongst government officials, resulting from a strong urban bias on the part of politicians and policy makers, while officials in most district offices are poorly informed and trained in multi-grade pedagogies. Full text...

  • Australian university supports Uganda, Zambia in multi-grade education
    22 march 2010 17:19:00
    Western Cape- South Africa (PANA) -- The University of New England in Australia has embarked on projects in Uganda and Zambia to assist the two countries train teachers in multi-grade pedagogy to fill the gap created by the lack of training for teachers in multi-grade education, PANA reported from here Monday. Full text...

  • Int'l conference on multi-grade education begins in Africa
    22 march 2010 15:01:00
    Western Cape- South Africa (PANA) -- A three-day International conference on Multi-grade Education got underway Monday in Western Cape, South Africa, with participants debating multi-grade teaching as a strategy to help countries address teacher shortages in developing nations. Full text...

  • Conference debates multi-grade teaching issues in developing world
    21 march 2010 18:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An International Multi-grade Education conferen ce, the first major event ever organized in Africa, begins here Monday to debate mul ti-grade teaching issues and consider its potential role to address the dire shortage of educators in the developing world with an initial focus on Southern Africa. Full text...

  • Angola and Portugal sign agreement on higher education
    19 march 2010 22:00:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and Portugal on Friday signed a cooperation agr eement in Luanda for the development of higher education and promotion of scientific research in the African nation. Full text...

  • African university students end meeting in Tripoli
    19 march 2010 18:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Rising from their meeting in Tripoli, the Libyan capital , African university students resolved that they would meet regularly in an effo r t to promote relations between African students' organizations. Full text...

  • Portuguese minister for higher education visits Angola
    17 march 2010 16:05:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Jose Mariano Gago, is expected Thursday in Luanda for a four-day working visit, according to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • UK sidesteps Kenya govt. in education fund delivery
    16 march 2010 17:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Britain has now side-stepped the Kenyan government over funding of the free primary education programme in the country and will instead release Sh2. Full text...

  • Sixth British Education Fair opens in Tripoli
    15 march 2010 20:37:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the British Education Fair opened M onday in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • 200 students attend University Leaders' Forum in Tripoli
    14 march 2010 19:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Some 200 students from 50 African universities are atten ding the African University Leaders' Forum, which began Friday in Tripoli, the L i byan capital, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • AMU meeting on higher education opens in Libya
    14 march 2010 14:17:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first meeting of the committee of experts and specia lists in higher education of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) started in Tripoli, Ca p ital of Libya, on Sunday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • 61-yr-old, 66,543 others seek university admission in Benin
    11 march 2010 14:03:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A total of 66,544 candidates, including a 61-year-old ca ndidate, have registered for the baccalaureate examination in Benin, to be held i n June 2010. Full text...

  • US Embassy offers scholarships to needy children in Angola
    06 march 2010 09:46:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The US Embassy in Angola, through the United States Agen cy for International Development (USAID), will Monday in Luanda offer hundreds of scholarships to needy Angolan y ouths. Full text...

  • WFP to reduce rations for 460,000 pupils in Cأ´te d'Ivoire
    05 march 2010 19:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) indicated, in a communique issued here Friday, that in view of a budget deficit estimated a t US$ 6 million, its national office in Cأ´te d'Ivoire was compelled to halve th e size of school meals for about 460,000 Ivorian children. Full text...

  • UNESCO urges more support to achieve education for all
    04 march 2010 16:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Paris-based United Nation's Educational, Scientific an d Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on governments to redouble their fin a ncial and political support to achieve education for all, especially after the i m pact of the economic crisis. Full text...

  • AU lauds UNESCO's bid to reverse Africaâ?s education decline
    25 february 2010 15:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union chief Jean Ping has praised the eff orts made by the UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) t o reverse the failures of more than 10 years of education in Africa. Full text...

  • Donors worry over declining education budgets in Africa
    23 february 2010 17:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A high-level meeting on financing education in Af rica opened here Tuesday, amid worries over the effects of the global economic d o wnturn, which has forced African countries to cut US$ 4. Full text...

  • 'Poor governance jeopardises pry education in Africa'
    23 february 2010 14:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Poor governance and management are jeopardising efforts to provide quality basic education in seven African countries, global anti-corruption watch dog Transparency International (TI) quoted a new report published Tuesday as saying. Full text...

  • Classes to resume in Beninese public universities
    18 february 2010 22:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese public universities will resume classes latest on 1 March, following the decision on Wednesday by various trade unions of unive r sity teachers who embarked on strike in November last year. Full text...

  • DR Congo teachers to demonstrate on Saturday
    17 february 2010 17:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Teachers in Kinshasa have finalised plans to demonst rate on Saturday in front of the Ministry for Primary, Secondary and Professiona l Education (EPSP), to protest a measure they described as "unilateral", the asso c iation of teachers in the DR Congo said in a communique issued Wednesday and cop i ed to PANA. Full text...

  • Illiteracy rises to 30 percent in Tanzania
    10 february 2010 08:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Despite Tanzaniaâ?s efforts to expand and impr ove both primary and adult education, the illiterate population in the country has swollen to 30 percent, according to Education and Vocational Training deputy minister Mwantumu Mahiza. Full text...

  • Nigeria has 50 million illiterate adults, says minister
    24 january 2010 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has an estimated 50 million illiterate adults, 6 0 per cent of whom are women, local newspaper, Daily Trust, quoted the Minister o f State for Education, Hajiya Aishatu Jibril Dukku, as saying at the weekend. Full text...

  • African ministers resolve to promote local languages for mass education
    22 january 2010 21:03:00
    Ouagadogou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- African education ministers ended a three-day conference on the use of African languages in Ouagadougou on Friday wi th a call to the African Union to immediately facilitate the integration of national languages to educate the African child. Full text...

  • Mother-tongue sweetens learning in Burkina Faso's rural schools
    22 january 2010 16:14:00
    Loumbila- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The joy and pain of learning new skills is evide nt in the eyes of the 18 young learners. Full text...

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