Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO, in partnership with the governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, Tuesday organized a 72-hour virtual meeting on education around the world, PANA learned from an official source here. The meeting is intended to secure commitments from world leaders to protect education funding during post-epidemic [...]
©- - 20 october 2020 - 20:16:42 - thread Society (307 words)


Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - With Covid-19 regulations requiring increased capacity to ensure adequate space to comply with physical distancing measures, South African modular buildings manufacturer ‘Kwikspace Modular Buildings’ is seeing increased demand for its mobile classroom solutions, producing 497 classrooms so far this year. Traditionally, demand for these classrooms is [...]
©- - 19 october 2020 - 12:37:28 - thread Society (464 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) -The World Food Programme (WFP) will increase its allocation to school canteens to help more than 160,000 children in vulnerable areas of Niger to keep them in school during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Niger Press Agency (ANP) reported on Friday. The pandemic comes on top of climatic shocks, [...]
©- - 16 october 2020 - 13:16:07 - thread Society (572 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay is due in Central Africa on Wednesday for a 48-hour official visit to Brazzaville and Kinshasa, to remind people of the importance of returning to school and attention to girls' education. “More than 1.6 billion students around the world were suddenly deprived of [...]
©- - 14 october 2020 - 15:17:04 - thread Society (404 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Kingdom and Kenya will co-host a high-level summit next year to lead global action to educate every child. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Global Partnership for Education (GPE) unveiled the new development on Monday. The GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform [...]
©- - 13 october 2020 - 09:36:52 - thread Society (502 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Friday said that 337,432 tutors have reported back to schools ahead of reopening on 12 October.  Grade IV, Class 8 and Form 4 students are expected to return in partial reopening of schools on Monday to prepare for national examinations. Schools and other [...]
©- - 09 october 2020 - 12:27:53 - thread Society (209 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One of the startups in Rwanda has developed a mobile platform that will be used effective 1 November in teaching and learning at primary and secondary levels amid the COVID-19 situation. Via SMS technology, the platform developed by 'Eneza Education', one of the local startups in Rwanda, [...]
©- - 09 october 2020 - 11:11:44 - thread Society (323 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – One of Zambia’s main church bodies, the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), has voiced its concerns at the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools and has since called for its withdrawal. EFZ has proposed that a family-centred sexuality education approach that secures Zambia’s posterity must [...]
©- - 28 september 2020 - 08:23:24 - thread Society (486 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) -  Tunisian President Kais Saeid Friday stressed the important role the Arab Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ALESCO) plays in strengthening strategic vital sectors for the development and progress of Arab peoples. Saïed, who was receiving the ALESCO managing director, Mohamed Ould Amor, asked for absolute priority for [...]
©- - 25 september 2020 - 21:14:41 - thread Society (108 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien authorities Thursday launched the “Breaking Barriers to Girls Education (BBGE)” project to promote girls' education in conflict zones, an official source told PANA here.  The project, funded by some organisations of the United-Nations system and the Canadian government, is being implemented within the framework of [...]
©- - 24 september 2020 - 22:02:03 - thread Society (342 words)


Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The government and other education actors in South Sudan should intensify the fight against sexual violence and child marriages as schools re-open in the country, an aid agency said on Tuesday. Rama Hansraj, Save the Children’s Country Director in South Sudan, said the barriers to children’s [...]
©- - 15 september 2020 - 17:12:17 - thread Society (395 words)


New York, US (PANA) – The Central Sahel has seen a significant spike in attacks on students, teachers, and schools since 2018, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in New York.  The report is launched ahead of the first ever [...]
©- - 09 september 2020 - 05:04:28 - thread Society (669 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia has received a US$14.85 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to boost its response to disruptions in education caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the bank said on Friday. The World Bank said it will be the grant agent for Ethiopia: COVID-19 [...]
©- - 04 september 2020 - 22:52:34 - thread Society (509 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote – or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning – the UN Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has said.  UNESCO, the lead UN agency for education globally, [...]
©- - 01 september 2020 - 13:00:59 - thread Society (406 words)


New York, US (PANA) - For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as the agency launched a new report outlining the limitations of remote learning [...]
©- - 27 august 2020 - 05:06:04 - thread Society (465 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian acting minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Lobna JRibi, said here Monday his country was willing to receive 200 Lebanese university students to enable them to continue their studies for the 2020-2021 academic year. This was contained in a message of condolences and solidarity [...]
©- - 10 august 2020 - 19:45:38 - thread Society (148 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis. Describing education as “the key to [...]
©- - 04 august 2020 - 05:52:55 - thread Society (522 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The World Bank has approved a US$500 million credit for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) towards improving secondary education opportunities among girls in seven States in Nigeria.  The World Bank said, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that the [...]
©- - 29 july 2020 - 19:12:36 - thread Society (548 words)


Maseru, Lesotho (PANA) - An educational project in Lesotho, financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented between 2008 and 2016, is providing the country with new primary and secondary school infrastructure and teacher training to enhance educational quality, according to a recently published report by the Bank. Known as [...]
©- - 29 july 2020 - 16:14:15 - thread Society (426 words)


Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - For many youth in Malawi, achieving a university-level education remains a distant dream due to the associated costs. But a project financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) hopes to alter this reality. According to the AfDB media channel, students, like Twambilire Mwambembe, have received scholarships financed [...]
©- - 27 july 2020 - 18:42:29 - thread Society (252 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - A young Guinean migrant, Amadou Diallo, in asylum in Greece where he obtained his baccalaureate at the French-Hellenic High School of Athens and gained admission to enter Sciences Po of Paris, will come to France to continue his studies, the French authorities said here Wednesday. “From June, [...]
©- - 22 july 2020 - 23:57:53 - thread Society (270 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Final year students of Ghana's second cycle schools on Monday began their exit examinations after months of uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The examinations are going ahead despite calls from four teacher unions, the national parent-teacher association, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and several [...]
©- - 20 july 2020 - 11:52:06 - thread Society (386 words)


      Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - An "education crisis" has plagued students the world over during the first half of 2020, and it continues in many parts of the world, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumba Boly Barry. Boly Barry was presenting her report on Friday on [...]
©- - 10 july 2020 - 13:04:04 - thread Society (663 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Government has reversed itself on the re-opening of schools, saying that no school should open or participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSE), earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5. The examinations were postponed indefinitely due to the spread of [...]
©- - 08 july 2020 - 18:19:48 - thread Society (217 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea and France, through the French Development Agency (AFD), on Tuesday signed a funding agreement worth 33,581,000 euros for the African nation's education sector, an official source said on Wednesday. According to a statement, sent to PANA, the Guinean Economy and Finance Minister, Mamadi Camara, and the [...]
©- - 08 july 2020 - 13:38:01 - thread Society (219 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Junior High Schools in Ghana will reopen on Monday for final year students to prepare for their exit examination in the third leg of a phased reopening of schools with the assurance by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he will not put the lives of [...]
©- - 29 june 2020 - 06:11:45 - thread Society (430 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The prevailing insecurity in the region of Tahoua (North) has led to the closure of several schools, depriving a little more than 4,000 primary and secondary students of education, the Niger News Agency (ANP) reported on Friday. The ANP said that in the region of Tahoua, especially [...]
©- - 26 june 2020 - 17:51:10 - thread Society (233 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Inclusive education should be a “non-negotiable” right for all children, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a new report launched on Tuesday. Released at the start of what is being heralded as a “Decade of Action” for education, as the [...]
©- - 24 june 2020 - 04:50:47 - thread Society (551 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Final year Senior High School students and the second batch of second year students in Ghana return to school on Monday in the second step of a phased reopening of schools in the West African country. The final year students will prepare for and write their exit [...]
©- - 22 june 2020 - 06:43:17 - thread Society (597 words)


Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Universities and other tertiary institutions in Ghana will reopen on Monday for final year students to prepare for their exit examinations as the government implements the first step to reopen schools that were closed in March because of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Under a phased programme, [...]
©- - 15 june 2020 - 06:31:53 - thread Society (738 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Students in examination classes in Togo are to return to school on 15 June to complete their 2019-2020 school year, a statement issued here Friday by the government and received by PANA here said. The decision was reached after several consultations with the education actors as well [...]
©- - 12 june 2020 - 21:27:59 - thread Society (295 words)


New York, US (PANA) - With nearly 1.2 billion children out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inherent inequalities in accessing the internet and other tools, to allow them to continue their studies threatens to deepen the global crisis in learning, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday. “Access [...]
©- - 05 june 2020 - 05:29:03 - thread Society (498 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - As part of measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning, University of Botswana (UB) has said it will continue to support e-learning.  Motsei Rapelana, the acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, on Wednesday said the students will be provided with free mobile telephone [...]
©- - 04 june 2020 - 09:34:31 - thread Society (166 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - Major mobile telephone operators that are part of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition have stepped up efforts to improve connectivity by providing free access to online educational content to students globally. UNESCO said Wednesday that the telephone operators will beam the online educational content to all regions affected [...]
©- - 27 may 2020 - 17:32:54 - thread Society (425 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall on Wednesday called on the Ministry of Education to take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools due to reopen on June 2.  "He stressed the need to scrupulously comply with the health protocol indicated through, in [...]
©- - 21 may 2020 - 15:17:29 - thread Society (272 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Literacy, Anatole Collinet Makosso, announced that it will take at least six weeks after the start of classes, scheduled for 1 June, to organize state examinations in Congo, the local press reported on Monday in Brazzaville. Unveiling the [...]
©- - 18 may 2020 - 17:47:10 - thread Society (320 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Classes will resume in Senegal from 2 June for students in primary and secondary schools due to take exams at the end of the year while teaching in universities will resume between 2 and 14 June, an official source said here Thursday. The decision, which was taken [...]
©- - 30 april 2020 - 21:25:01 - thread Society (252 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe government on Sunday warned persons behind a statement giving a date for the reopening of schools, closed because of the spread of the coronavirus. "We have noted that a statement on the reopening of kindergarten, primary, post-primary and secondary education centers is posted on [...]
©- - 26 april 2020 - 17:44:05 - thread Society (168 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has initiated a mode of distance education to keep students occupied and maintain their level since the closure of schools, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Mali, PANA learned from official sources.   The distance learning method, which started last Tuesday, aims to [...]
©- - 16 april 2020 - 16:45:01 - thread Society (368 words)


Paris, France (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says it is launching a global education coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching children and youth who are most at risk.  This is at a time of when 87% of the world’s [...]
©- - 30 march 2020 - 10:35:02 - thread Society (642 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) intends to harmonize the second part of  secondary school baccalaureate in the community space, PANA learnt on Wednesday in Lomé, where a sub-regional meeting of experts is underway on this issue. Since Monday, teachers, directors and regional inspectors and [...]
©- - 11 march 2020 - 13:22:52 - thread Society (319 words)


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The Education Relief Foundation (ERF), established in 2016 with an ambitious mission to develop, promote and embed the then nascent concept of Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE), has affirmed fulfillment of its mission. The Geneva-based not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation said in a press release on [...]
©- - 04 march 2020 - 12:33:35 - thread Society (603 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - More than 16,000 children in Casamance, southern Senegal, who go to school, do not have birth certificates, Mr Karim Diouf, chief clerk at the Ziguinchor court of the first instance, revealed on Friday in Ziguinchor.  He made the revelation during a meeting organized by a local non-governmental [...]
©- - 01 march 2020 - 12:02:11 - thread Society (500 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education has announced intentions to revive the country’s elementary learning in public schools.   “The ministry is preparing to roll out remediation and enrichment tools for teachers in partnership with UNICEF,” said  Minister of Basic Education Fidelis Molao. Molao said the project will be rolled [...]
©- - 27 february 2020 - 13:03:50 - thread Society (140 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, on Wednesday announced that the government will commence the constructing of a Pan African University (PAU) for Space Sciences Institute at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).  In addition, the Department of Higher Education and Training will reallocate [...]
©- - 26 february 2020 - 17:19:03 - thread Society (266 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Benin government will repair facilities of the General Mathieu Kérékou de Natitingou Military Girls' High School in the northwest of the country and the military Prytanée of Bembèrèkè, located in the north-east, whose degradation for several years has affected the boarder students, an official statement [...]
©- - 15 february 2020 - 12:33:09 - thread Society (203 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A total grant of US$125 million has been given to Nigeria by Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a multi-donor funding agency for interventions in basic education in poor and developing countries, to support the development of basic education in the country. The grant was the outcome of [...]
©- - 14 february 2020 - 17:14:19 - thread Society (372 words)


Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe’s former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has ratcheted pressure on the country’s examination board accusing it of inflating high school test grades. After high school students received their examination results last month for tests taken in November 2019, Mutambara raised concern over the grading system as [...]
©- - 09 february 2020 - 12:49:22 - thread Society (419 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The education sector is hard hit by terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso, Minister of National Education, Literacy and National Language Promotion, Stanislas Ouaro, said on Thursday at a press briefing Ouagadougou. "All areas of development are affected, but education is one of the most affected. Indeed, [...]
©- - 06 february 2020 - 12:38:08 - thread Society (267 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Students at the University of Ziguinchor, in southern Senegal, Monday walked through the streets of the city to denounce what they called “the shortcomings and poor conditions of their university”. They walked from the university to the governance of Ziguinchor, a distance of five kilometres. “Today, the entire [...]
©- - 03 february 2020 - 23:48:06 - thread Society (387 words)