Society - Education
  • 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...

  • Education ministers in conclave on national languages
    21 january 2010 20:20:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A meeting of African ministers of education o n the â?Introduction of languages and cultures into educationâ? started on Thur sday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Half of sub-Saharan African countries speaks common mother tongue
    20 january 2010 23:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Half of sub-Saharan African populations speaks one common mother tongue, according to surveys examined by experts within the framework of the international conference on the introduction of African languages and cultures into Education which opened on Wednesday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Ban calls for efforts to address global educational inequalities
    20 january 2010 07:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater ef forts to address educational inequalities, particularly for children in developing countries. Full text...

  • UNESCO identifies Africa for priority action in education
    20 january 2010 07:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A newly-released United Nations Educational, Scientific an d Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report has identified sub-Saharan Africa as a region for priority action in ensu ring children's education. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Police arrest protesting WOZA members, journalist
    19 january 2010 15:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) â" A journalist covering the- demonstration by pressure gr oup, Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Monday in capital Harare, was ar r ested alongside some of the protesters by anti-riot policemen, PANA reported Tue s day. Full text...

  • Africa told to reawaken identity through mother tongue education
    18 january 2010 22:02:00
    meet in the Burkina Faso's capital- Ouagadougou, on 20--22 January, to develop guidelines on how countries in the continent can utilise the concept of national languages to improve the quality of learning, experts said i n Ouagadougou on Monday. ) Full text...

  • WOZA protests low standard of education in Zimbabwe
    13 january 2010 22:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Over 800 members of the pressure group, Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Wednesday took to the streets in Bulawayo, protesting against the low standard of education in Zimbabwe under the theme, "Real schools with real teachers for a real education". Full text...

  • WOZA wants changes in Zimbabwe's education system
    05 january 2010 18:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A leading pressure group, 'Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA ) has launched a report on the "state of education in Zimbabwe", asking for cha n ges in the educational system of the southern African nation, PANA reported Tues d ay. Full text...

  • Burundi pupils get first term reports as schools re-open
    04 january 2010 12:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- First term reports of students in Burundi schools, w ithheld by teachers protesting non-payment of salary arrears, were released to them (students) Monday as school s re-opened across the country after the Christmas and New Year break. Full text...

  • Burundi to recruit 6,700 teachers in 2010
    02 january 2010 20:09:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 6,700 primary and secondary school teachers wil l be recruited in 2010 in Burundi to fill the gap in qualified human ressources i n the national education sector, President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in his Ne w Year message. Full text...

  • USAID contributes to financing education in Senegal
    22 december 2009 23:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted Senegal US$38 million for five years (2208-2013) for the education secto r in the West African state. Full text...

  • 'Do not expel Gambian pupils over non-payment of fees'
    16 december 2009 17:27:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBS E), has directed heads of schools to stop expelling pupils over non-payment of s c hool fees. Full text...

  • Kenya: Stolen free education funds threatens Kibaki legacy
    16 december 2009 12:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has ordered a probe into th e disappearance of millions of shillings meant to finance the free primary schoo l initiative, which attracted over seven million children previously locked out o f school. Full text...

  • Oxfam, Action Aid raise US$ 6.5m to access education
    15 december 2009 19:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The world education campaign, led by Oxfam and Action Ai d, has raised US$ 6. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host conference on African languages, cultures
    15 december 2009 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A conference on the teaching of African languages and cu ltures will be held from 20 to 22 January, 2010, in Ouagadougou, capital of Burk i na Faso, according to a communique from the Association for the Development of E d ucation in Africa (ADEA) here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoiret celebrates two decades of â?School Lunch Roomâ? programme
    02 december 2009 21:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) â" Cote d'Ivoire on -Wednesday launched the 20th a nniversary of its School Lunch Room programme with a call to devise new mechanis m s to enhance the production of cereal food for the students. Full text...

  • Technology education institute opens in Mauritania
    26 november 2009 21:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Thursday opened a technology education institute in Rosso, a city located in th e South of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria varsity teachers to lose pay over strike
    24 november 2009 11:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Teachers and other categories of university teachers who went on a prolonged strike this year to press for a better welfare and an improved academic environment are to lose t wo months' pay, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Number of Americans studying in Africa up 18%
    17 november 2009 08:51:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The number of Americans opting to study in Africa has in creased by 18 per cent, higher than Asia (17%) and Latin America (11%), according to the Open Doors 2009 report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, with support from the U. Full text...

  • Report denounces decline in early childhood education in Senegal
    12 november 2009 18:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The findings of a study on early childhood education in Senegal, released Thursday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, shows that 92 per c e nt of children in that country are out of the pre-school system. Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition kicks against sending teachers to S/Africa
    08 november 2009 14:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's vocal opposition party, the Action Congress (A C) has expressed concern over the poor results recorded in the 2009 May/June WAE C and NECO examinations in the country, saying the poor showing is symptomatic of a falling educational standard. Full text...

  • ADEA lauds results of the Bamako conference
    29 october 2009 21:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (Africa) -- The executive secretary of the Association for the Devel opment of Education in Africa (ADEA), Ehlin Byll-Cataria, on Thursday expressed s atisfaction with the results of the conference on contractual teachers that ende d earlier in the day in the Malian capital, Bamako. Full text...

  • African countries urged to upgrade education systems
    29 october 2009 21:09:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) --The conference on contractual teachers, called Bamako +5, ended on Thursday in the Malian capital, Bamako, with an appeal to African gover nments to mobilize more resources to ensure a better quality of their education systems and the training of contractual teachers. Full text...

  • Mali commends contribution of contractual teachers
    29 october 2009 07:12:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Officials in charge of education in Mali on Wednesday expr essed satisfaction with the contribution of contractual teachers, affirming that they made it possible to increase the country's schooling rate from 30 to 87 per cent over the past 17 years. Full text...

  • Mali lauds contribution of contractual teachers
    28 october 2009 22:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Officials in charge of education in Mali on Wednesday expr essed satisfaction with the contribution of contractual teachers, affirming that they made it possible to increase the country's schooling rate from 30 to 87 per cent over the past 17 years. Full text...

  • Mali commends contribution of contractual teachers
    28 october 2009 22:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Officials in charge of education in Mali on Wednesday expr essed satisfaction with the contribution of contractual teachers, affirming that they made it possible to increase the country's schooling rate from 30 to 87 per cent over the past 17 years. Full text...

  • Chad hires more community school teachers
    28 october 2009 21:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Community school teachers in Chad are currently 70. Full text...

  • AU calls for training of African teachers
    27 october 2009 17:46:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Senior Programme Officer with the African Union (AU), Mohamed Chأ©rif Diarra, has called for the proper training of teachers to ensure quality education in the continent. Full text...

  • Madonna launches US$ 15m girl academy project in Malawi
    26 october 2009 19:12:00
    Lilogwe- Malawi (PANA) -- US pop diva Madonna, on Monday cut a ribbon and planted a tree symbolising the beginning of her US$ 15 million girl academy, PANA repor t ed from here. Full text...

  • Bamako, associates to discuss contractual teaching
    26 october 2009 19:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Association for the Development of Education in Afri ca (ADEA), the World Bank, Education International and the Malian Ministry of Ba s ic Education, Literacy and National Languages will discuss the issue of contract u al teachers when they meet in Bamako, the Malian capital, from 27 to 29 October. Full text...

  • Project to teach English in Libyan universities wins prize
    26 october 2009 08:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya(PANA) -- The Project to teach the English language in Libyan unive rsities has been awarded the international prize of the British Cultural Council for the year 2009. Full text...

  • Pact sets stage for Nigerian varsity teachers' strike to end
    22 october 2009 08:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A pact signed between the Nigerian government and the un iversity teachers' union has paved the way for an end to the suspended three-and - a-half-month strike by the teachers. Full text...

  • Libya hosts international exhibition on education
    19 october 2009 19:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the international exhibition on edu cation began on Monday here with about 10 tertiary institutions and companies sp e cializing in providing stationary for schools and researchers participating. Full text...

  • Francophone education minsters launch 50th anniversary
    17 october 2009 16:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A round table on the theme, "The quality of education" wa s held in Paris on Saturday to mark the launch of the 50th anniversary of the Co n ference of Ministers of Education of Francophone Countries (CONFEMEN). Full text...

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