Society - Education
  • Leaders back use of 2010 World Cup to promote education
    07 october 2009 07:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- World leaders have thrown their support behind a campaign to use the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as a platform to promote an education for every child. Full text...

  • HP, UNESCO expand project to increase brain gain in Africa, Middle East
    05 october 2009 11:26:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- US-based technology firm Hewlett-Packard and UNESCO Monday announced the expansion of the 'Brain Gain Initiative' from five universities in the pilot phase to 15 additional higher education institutions throughout the Middle East and Africa. Full text...

  • Peace education a necessity, not luxury - SA Minister
    20 september 2009 19:32:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Basic Education Angeline Mots hekga has said preaching peace education in her country is "a necessity and not a luxury", in the face of a legacy of inequalities left by the apartheid regime. Full text...

  • SA education minister says teenage pregnancies in drastic drop
    16 september 2009 09:13:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africaâ?s education system is showing signs of a reduction in the high level of teenage pregnancies, which has debilitated the system, as education on prevention of ear ly pregnancy catches on, Education Minister Angelina Motshekga said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Use peace education instead of force, Minister tells African states
    14 september 2009 14:42:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- African states have failed to make serious advancements in educating the youth in values that promote peaceful co-existence in society due to their preference for force and o ppression to achieve their goals, Kenyaâ?s top education ministry expert said he re Monday. Full text...

  • Africa seeks share of global military budget to fight illiteracy
    14 september 2009 14:29:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- African education ministers kicked off a three-day meeti ng in Kenyaâ?s seaside resort of Mombasa Monday with a plea to the worldâ?s richest economies to dedicate at least one percent of th eir US$1. Full text...

  • Delegates converge on Mombasa for peace education conference
    13 september 2009 21:07:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Delegates from several African countries in conflict or post-conflict situation started jetting into Kenyaâ?s southeastern seaport city of Mombasa Sunday evening for a 14-16 Sept. Full text...

  • 1.6 million pupils return to school in Libya
    13 september 2009 19:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Some 1. Full text...

  • Benin inaugurates National Education Council
    20 august 2009 09:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has formed a National Education Council (NEC) that will be in charge of the coordination and monitoring of major education guideli n es, official sources in Cotonou said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Striking Nigerian university teachers call govt bluff
    19 august 2009 09:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Almost two months into their strike to press for higher wages and better funding of public universities, Nigerian university teachers ha v e vowed a fight to the end even with the stoppage of their salaries. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt insists no deal with striking university teachers
    18 august 2009 09:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The almost two-month-old strike by Nigerian university teachers may continue indefinitely as the federal government insists it would no longer negotiate with the teachers unless they call off the strike. Full text...

  • Zim loses 20,000 teachers to neighbours
    17 august 2009 12:49:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe has lost more than 20,000 teachers to its nei ghbours in the last two years because of poor remuneration, Education Minister David Coltart said here Monday. Full text...

  • Poor performance recorded in university admission exams in Mali
    12 august 2009 12:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 'baccalaureat' examination, which is used to secure ad mission to the university, recorded a low success rate in Mali in the 2008-2009 academic year, according to results published here. Full text...

  • University teachers continue strike in Nigeria
    11 august 2009 10:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The strike by teachers in Nigeria's public universities entered day 51 Tuesday and is to continue after negotiations broke down between g overnment and union representatives, the teachers said. Full text...

  • Youths from 11 African nations attend 'Excellence Camp' in Mali
    28 july 2009 21:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Some 40 youths drawn from 11 African nations are attendin g the 10th edition of the ''Excellence Camp'' which opened in Mali's capital, Ba m ako, Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundi University teachers embark on strike
    27 july 2009 18:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Activities in the University of Bujumbura, Burundi, were paralysed on Monday following a strike launched by the institution's Teache r s union, which is demanding higher wages for its members, PANA learnt here. Full text...

  • Burundi builds 704 'community schools'
    26 july 2009 14:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi built 704 primary and secondary schools thro ugh community efforts between 2008 and 2009, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Saturday while inaugurating the schools. Full text...

  • AU raises alarm over deteriorating university education in Africa
    15 july 2009 21:31:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Union raised alarm on Wednesday on the persistent and gradual weakening of African universities and institutions of higher learning in favour of foreign universities which was likely to slow down Africa’s own efforts to achieve faster industrialization. Full text...

  • Education, prerequisite for economic development, says US Envoy
    15 july 2009 18:53:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The US Embassy in Banjul, in collaboration with the Foru m for African Women Educationist (FAWEGAM) and World Education International Afr i can Division, on Wednesday commenced a sub-regional conference on the Ambassador ’ s Girls Scholarship Programme in Banjul. Full text...

  • 'Ending corruption key to advancing education in Africa'
    15 july 2009 09:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Africa will hardly get out of its backwardness in educat ion unless a firm determination emerges to stamp out corruption, a senior official with the Association for the Development of Education in Afric a (ADEA) has said. Full text...

  • AfDB to boost Africa’s higher education sector
    14 july 2009 17:07:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to inves t US$ 714 million to finance 20 different projects targeting improvements in Afr i ca’s higher education sector, a senior official of the bank said here Tuesday, a h ead of an education and finance ministers' meeting. Full text...

  • AfDB to boost Africa’s higher education sector
    14 july 2009 17:02:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to inves t US$ 714 million to finance 20 different projects targeting improvements in Afr i ca’s higher education sector, a senior official of the bank said here Tuesday, a h ead of an education and finance ministers' meeting. Full text...

  • African conference on education opens Wednesday in Tunis
    13 july 2009 13:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A three-day conference of African Ministers of Finance a nd Education, aimed at "seeking means to support the educational and economic process in Africa against a backdrop of the current global crisis", is due to start Wednesday in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis. Full text...

  • African ministers address impact of global downturn on education
    10 july 2009 12:19:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Education and Finance ministers from some 30 sub-Saharan African countries are converging on the Tunisian capital of Tunis to tackle with their external partne rs the impact of the global economic crisis on their domestic educational systems. Full text...

  • China backs UNESCO proposal to support higher education in Africa
    07 july 2009 12:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- China's Minister of Education Zhou Ji has expressed suppo rt for the proposal by UNESCO to support higher education in Africa. Full text...

  • OIF to support distance training in Benin
    24 june 2009 12:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) and Benin's government have signed an agreement establishing the distance train i ng scheme for teachers, PANA reported The initiative, under the IFADEM project which aims at improving teachers' skill s in teaching French and also enhancing their professional standing, will involve 500 teachers from centr al Benin. Full text...

  • 53,000 for university entrance exam in Mali
    16 june 2009 16:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- At least 53,000 students will take the university entrance examination in Mali on Thursday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso PM urges striking teachers to resume classes
    11 june 2009 23:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Prime Minister, Tertius Zongo, on Thursday urged striking national union of teachers and researchers (SYNADEC) to end their two two-month old strike saying government is prepared to dialogue w ith them. Full text...

  • Kenya govt. to boost education sector
    01 june 2009 16:41:00
    Nyahururu- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government intends to increase its budgetar y allocation to the education sector by 30 per cent in the next financial year. Full text...

  • Striking university teachers resume work in Nigeria
    01 june 2009 08:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Teachers in Nigeria's public universities resumed work o n Monday (1June), after a two-week warning strike to force the federal government to sign the agreement it reached with the teachers' union on better welfare and provision of necessary teaching facilities. Full text...

  • Toumani Touré visits UNESCO Friday
    28 may 2009 19:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- President Amadou Toumani Touré (ATT) of Mali will Friday pay an official visit to the Parisian headquarters of the United Nations Educati o n, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), during which he will sign two agre e ments of cooperation between his country and the UN agency, PANA learnt from an o fficial source. Full text...

  • First Islamic university in Côte d'Ivoire to open this year
    22 may 2009 23:10:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Islamic University of Côte d'Ivoire (UMCI), which is being established by the Islamic National Council (CNI), will open its d oors to students next October, officials of the school said on Friday. Full text...

  • Guinea education sector gets US$170m boost
    02 may 2009 14:34:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Donor agencies are to pump US$ 170 million into Guinea’ s education sector over the 2009-2011 period, according to a statement from cabi n et issued in Conakry on Saturday. Full text...

  • Strike looms in DR Congo education sector
    23 april 2009 22:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Teachers’ Union in Congo (SYECO) threatened on Thursday in Kinshasa to launch a national strike in primary, secondary and vocat ional schools to press for payment of their salary arrears. Full text...

  • Senegal plans African institute for mathematics
    22 april 2009 12:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal plans to establish an African institute for math ematics, Mamadou Sangare, Professor at the Mathematics-IT department of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Seneg al, told PANA. Full text...

  • Islamic leader reaffirms ban on French language schools in Touba
    08 april 2009 23:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – Serigne Bara Mbacké, leade-r of an Islamic group Mourid B rotherhood General Khalife, has reaffirmed the ban on reopening of French langua g e schools in central Senegalese city of Touba, Senegalese dailies reported on We d nesday. Full text...

  • Wade advocates for quality education in Africa
    06 april 2009 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Quality education "must be the utmost priority of Africa n governments in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in this a r ea by 2015," Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade declared Monday. Full text...

  • WOZA intensifies campaign for “affordable education” in Zim
    02 april 2009 07:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A leading pressure group in Zimbabwe, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Wednesday intensified its campaign for “affordable education fo r all children” in the southern African country by visiting some 12 more schools a cross Harare and Chitungwiza, as part of its “community-based demonstrations”, W O ZA said in a statement received ion Dakar by PANA. Full text...

  • Senegal signs education agreement with WB
    31 march 2009 15:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal will soon sign with the World Bank, a programme allowing a number of low-income families to receive cash in exchange of commitme n ts they take, including taking their new-born babies to the health districts or m aintain their children in full-time education, the World Bank told PANA in a sta t ement received here Monday. Full text...

  • WOZA urges affordable education for Zimbabwean children
    25 march 2009 15:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – A leading Zimbabwean pressu-re group, Women of Zimbabwe Ar ise (WOZA), on Wednesday resumed its protests against anomalies in their country by turning attention to conditions in schools. Full text...

  • UN official says education is key to crisis recovery
    19 march 2009 20:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, says children's education should be made central to the assistance given to communities devastated by violence and disaster. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Education ministers to meet in Abuja
    19 march 2009 20:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ministers of Education from ECOWAS Member States will meet in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital city, on Friday, 20 March 2009, to review the progress made on the implementation of the regional priority programmes on education. Full text...

  • Libya hosts French show on higher education
    17 march 2009 23:20:00
    Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- Garyounès University of Benghazi, 1,050 km east of Trip oli, on Tuesday provided a base for the French show on higher education held by t he France embassy to Libya in collaboration with the Libyan general people's com m ittee for Education and Scientific Research. Full text...

  • Libyan/British exhibition on higher education opens in Tripoli
    17 march 2009 16:49:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan/British exhibition on higher education began Mo nday in Tripoli at the initiative of the British Cultural Council, in collaborat i on with the Libyan Al-Fateh University. Full text...

  • African historians meet in Paris
    15 march 2009 15:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African historians, including specialists in educational policies, curricula developers and teachers, begin a meeting in Paris, France, on Monday under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientif ic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Full text...

  • Mozambique reforms higher education
    11 february 2009 18:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government plans a sweeping reform of higher education which will eliminate the current five-year first degree course , known as a "licenciatura". Full text...

  • Schools paralysed as Kenyan teachers' strike enters day 2
    20 january 2009 14:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan teachers boycotted work for the second day running on Tuesday to press for higher perks after their union, the Kenyan National Union of Teachers (KNUT), failed to strike common ground with their employer to avert an industrial dispute that has hobbled learning in public schools. Full text...

  • Kenyan teachers' strike looms over salary dispute
    12 january 2009 12:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan teachers and the government are headed for a major confrontation after the Minister for Education, Prof Sam Ong'eri, declined here Monday to budge further on a protracted salary increment dispute. Full text...

  • '160m Africans are illiterate'
    08 january 2009 14:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura has said at least 160 million adults in Africa, two-thirds of them women, are illiterate. Full text...

  • Ex-Nigerian President, Obasanjo, bags university diploma
    08 january 2009 09:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The immediate past President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, was among the 100 students who graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Wednesday. Full text...

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