Society - Education
  • ADEA meeting examines Arab Spring
    14 february 2012 20:21:58
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The five-day meeting of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) entered its second day in Ouagadougou on Tuesday with the plenary session devoted to lessons from recent political revolutions in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Full text...

  • Compaoré calls on Africa to invest in knowledge-based economies
    13 february 2012 21:49:09
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, on Monday opened the Triennial meeting of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in Ouagadougou with a call on Africa to give priority to knowledge-based economies. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to get five universities in five years - Ouattara
    13 february 2012 21:32:44
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The president of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, announced on Monday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, that five universities would be established in the next five years in his country. Full text...

  • Nigeria gives 152 students scholarships for foreign studies
    23 december 2011 10:23:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 152 students have bagged scholarships to study abroad under the Nigerian government's Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Scheme. Full text...

  • Nigeria universities short of 30,000 teachers, says ASUU
    18 december 2011 09:35:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (ASUU), Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, has decried what he called "the insincerity of government" to revamp the education sector, according to local media reports on Sunday. Full text...

  • AU launches Pan African University
    15 december 2011 11:49:00
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Pan African University has been officially launched at a ceremony held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • South African scholars shine in Ghana
    09 november 2011 06:29:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Ten high school pupils from the Meadowlands Secondary school have returned home to South Africa after attending the second annual Junior Achievement (JA) Africa Region Company of the Year (COY) Competition in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • UNESCO tasks South Sudan on educational development
    30 october 2011 08:14:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Saturday urged South Sudan to dedicate resources to address shortfalls in its educational sector. Full text...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa struggles to meet demand for secondary education, says UNESCO
    25 october 2011 17:42:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A new UN report has said that the global demand for secondary education has risen exponentially, with governments, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, having a hard time keeping up and many children being left out. Full text...

  • Kikwete urges private sector participation in higher education programmes
    20 october 2011 14:40:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has called on the private sector to team up with his government in exploring innovative ways of advancing implementation of its newly-unveiled higher education programme. Full text...

  • African youth, meeting in Rabat, discuss Educational development in Africa
    19 october 2011 16:53:56
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Nearly 50 young people drawn from 22 African countries and the Diaspora began a meeting here Wednesday, discussing the development of education in Africa. Full text...

  • Only 2 African universities among top 400 universities worldwide
    19 october 2011 14:54:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Only two universities, both of them in South Africa, were ranked among the top 400 universities in the world, according to the latest U.S. News' World's Best Universities rankings released Wednesday and obtained by PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria to change system of education
    19 october 2011 13:37:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force on Education, the Nigerian Government Tuesday unfolded plans to change from the existing 6-3-3-4 education system to the 1-6-3-3-4 system, the local Nation newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'African school children fed on wrong literature'
    04 october 2011 17:38:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African book publishers Tuesday launched an appeal to protect school children from relying on literature that is less suitable for their learning. Full text...

  • Experts meet in Nairobi to uplift "demonised" local Africa languages
    03 october 2011 14:08:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African experts have kicked off an international meeting here to promote the use of African languages in school curricula amid complaints that governments were responsible for "demonising" the local languages and making its use largely unattractive to book publishers. Full text...

  • ADEA advocates book industry for African education system
    02 october 2011 12:25:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - African authors, publishers, printers, booksellers (distributors) and representatives of libraries and book development councils are scheduled to attend a seminar on books and educational materials Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, organized by Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). Full text...

  • ICQN conference ends in Abidjan
    22 september 2011 11:33:23
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The second conference of the Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN), organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), ended Wednesday night in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Africa to establish effective education systems
    21 september 2011 17:50:17
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - At the 2012 TriennIal, to be organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in Burkina Faso in February, African nations will commit to designing and building effective and relevant training and education systems, the Triennial head said. Full text...

  • Darfur lawyers take English language course from peacekeeping mission
    18 september 2011 18:17:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Africa's peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region has started offering local lawyers lectures in English language to help enhance their educational standards and improve performances, the African Union-United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a press statement Sunday. Full text...

  • ADEA conference scheduled for Abidjan to discuss skill development
    18 september 2011 11:38:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The second conference of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) opens Monday in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, featuring experts on the development of technical and professional skills (DCTP) in Africa. Full text...

  • Teachers' protest may delay start of new school year in Egypt
    15 september 2011 10:36:13
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Continued wage protest by thousands of Egyptian public school teachers may delay the opening of the new school year on 17 Sept. Full text...

  • Over 6 million Moroccan pupils return to school Thursday
    14 september 2011 12:06:23
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Over six million Moroccan pupils will return to school on Thursday for the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the country’s Ministry of Education announced. Full text...

  • AU Commission seeks support to make African history compulsory in schools
    09 september 2011 19:03:08
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – The African Union Commission has said it will request African Ministers of Education, when they meet in March 2011, to recommend to their heads of state and government to make the teaching of African History compulsory. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe commits to support introduction of General History of Africa
    08 september 2011 20:35:58
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Zimbabwean government has committed itself to support the Pedagogical Use of the General History of Africa project scheduled to be introduced in African schools. Full text...

  • Guinea Education Fair opens
    05 september 2011 21:11:25
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The Guinean Prime Minister, Mohamed Saïd Fofana, on Monday opened the three-day Education Fair in Conkry with the pledge that the government would reform the education system to make it more competitive. Full text...

  • 12 Malian high school diploma holders for further studies in France
    05 september 2011 16:49:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Twelve Malian holders of high school diploma and winners of the grants offered by the French Cooperation departed Bamako Sunday for France for further studies in France, official sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Guinea education fair opens on Monday
    03 september 2011 12:35:04
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinean president Alpha Condé will on Monday open the First Education Fair aimed restructuring the education system in the West African country. Full text...

  • Japan donates 4 billion FCFA for Benin teacher training college
    17 august 2011 21:59:12
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Japan has granted Benin 4 billion FCFA to support a teacher training college in the northwest of the West African state, official sources said in Cotonou in Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Poorest countries spend more on arms than on basic education'
    07 august 2011 16:26:22
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The poorest countries in the world spend significantly more on arms than on basic education of their citizens, according to the 2011 Global monitoring report on Education for All (EFA). Full text...

  • 'Peace education alone won't prevent conflicts in Africa'
    05 august 2011 05:26:44
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Peace education alone will not prevent or resolve conflicts and other forms of violence in Africa, unless combined with a firm determination at the political level to tackle the main causes which are essentially economic, according to conclusions reached at the Full text...

  • Armed conflicts keep 40% of African children out of school
    04 august 2011 17:57:59
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Lingering armed conflicts have kept 40 per cent of African children out of school, according to a global report released recently in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Kenya's peace education programme 'model' for Africa
    03 august 2011 09:50:04
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Kenya’s experience in implementing a “peace education” programme was held up as a model for other African countries at the just-concluded Round Table on the issue by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Grim statistics from African conflicts highlight role of education for peace
    03 august 2011 09:25:00
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Grim statistics from the last 10 years of conflicts in Africa have highlighted the role that education can play in ensuring peace across the continent. Full text...

  • Togo publishes baccalaureate results
    23 july 2011 18:04:14
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo on Saturday published the results of the baccalaureate, an academic qualification in the French system, which saw a pass rate of 43.79 per cent. Full text...

  • 18,695 candidates write pre-university examinations in Niger (Corrected)
    21 july 2011 18:31:09
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Some 18,695 candidates Thursday sat for the baccalaureate examinations in Niger, according to official sources here. Full text...

  • University of Lome students protest against leader's expulsion
    01 july 2011 19:53:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Students of the University of Lome staged a violent demonstration on Friday to press for the reinstatement of the president of the Movement for Togolese Students' Survival (MEET), Séibou Adou, who was expelled last week for leading protest actions on the campus. Full text...

  • 11 foreign military officers graduate from Nigeria's Senior Staff College
    01 july 2011 16:22:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Eleven foreign military personnel from seven African countries Friday graduated from the Senior Course 33 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, in Northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • '78% Angolan children attend school'
    23 june 2011 16:33:52
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's Education Minister Pinda Simão, said Wednesday in Luanda, that the percentage of school-age children who are really within the official education system was 77.2 per cent. Full text...

  • 73,000 candidates sit for university entrance exam in Benin
    20 june 2011 14:50:24
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - About 73,310 candidates Monday sat for the 2011 university admission examination in 98 centres across Benin, the admission office said here. Full text...

  • Japan grants Congo US$ 6.6m for education
    20 june 2011 14:14:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Japanese government Monday donated US$ 6.6 million to Congo, through the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), for a project aimed at promoting an enabling environment for children's education. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG salutes launch of US$ 360 million fund for education in Haiti
    14 june 2011 14:49:01
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has welcomed the launch of the National Fund for Education (FNE) by the recently-elected president of Haiti, Michel Martelly. Full text...

  • Guinea education stakeholders want more funding
    10 june 2011 18:46:29
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Rising from a three-day workshop on reform of technical and vocational education here, officials of the education sector in Guinea on Friday called for an increase, by 25 percent, of the budget allocated to education in the country. Full text...

  • Lecturers unimpressed as Mutharika orders university to reopen
    06 june 2011 13:57:15
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Lecturers at two colleges of the University of Malawi, closed for three months now over concerns of interference in their academic freedom, have expressed disappointment at President Bingu wa Mutharika's 'half-hearted' assurances of academic freedom, a key demand in the 110-day old stand-off. Full text...

  • Malawi President assures lecturers, students of academic freedom
    04 june 2011 20:24:46
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika Saturday said he will "soon" make a statement assuring students and lecturers of the University of Malawi of their academic freedom, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • China to finance construction of schools in Burundi
    03 june 2011 21:44:07
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  • Malawi president offers to meet lecturers over academic freedom wrangle
    01 june 2011 19:49:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has said there should be a round-table discussion involving concerned parties in the current academic freedom wrangle between authorities and university lecturers. Full text...

  • Angolan university students on study visit to UN headquarters
    26 may 2011 15:15:19
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A group of seventy persons, including students and teachers from Angola’s private Lusiada University (ULA), is due in New York, US, Thursday to begin a visit to the UN headquarters. Full text...

  • Jonathan pledges to raise standard of education in Nigeria
    18 may 2011 17:41:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Saying that improvement in the education sector was central to his Administration’s Agenda for National Transformation, President Goodluck Jonathan declared Wednesday that the recommendations of the Presidential Task Team on Education would be diligently implemented to significantly raise the standards of education in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mali officially launches textbook repair programme
    16 may 2011 17:04:29
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - After a pilot programme in the region of Kayes in Western Mali from 2006 to 2008, Bamako officially launched its school textbook repair project, in partnership with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), official sources in told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Japan to help Senegal improve science and technology teaching
    12 may 2011 22:40:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A Japanese preparatory mission for a project to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching is expected on Sunday in Dakar, a statement from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made available to PANA on Thursday said. Full text...

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