Society - Education
  • 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...

  • 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...

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