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  • World Teacher’s day: Gov’t urged to improve teachers’ productivity

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 Cameroonian teachers nationwide have exhorted the Cameroonian government to empower teachers with the requisite tools to be able to deliver their best in the present fast-paced world. While commemorating the 23rd edition of world teacher’s day today, the teachers noted that the theme for this year’s celebration, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers,” reaffirms that peace and security are needed for the development of any country.
  • The downsides to Singapore’s education system: streaming, stress and suicides

    CHINA, 2017/09/23 Singapore’s education system is reputed for producing children who top the world rankings in standardised tests. The city national took initial place in the last Pisa (world education rankings. The country’s school system is geared towards high succcess in exams, but the emphasis on rote learning and memorisation, combined with pressure to succeed, affects children’s social skills, health and in general happiness .Run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Pisa tests, conducted each three years, are intended as a measure of problem-solving and cognition. From presently on Singapore’s superiority in the rankings may be coming at an equally high price.
  • Tuition fees row: education expert warns over graduate earnings

    WORLD, 2017/09/16 Graduates do not get as good a return on their investment in English system as in other OECD nations, says Andreas Schleicher A leading world education expert has intervened in the row over student tuition fees in England, warning about price for money as earnings for graduates become additional volatile.
  • International cooperation pushes Malaysia towards higher education goals

    MALAYSIA, 2017/07/15 Malaysia is strengthening its position as a destination for international students, having recently inked bilateral deals related to tertiary-level education with partners in Turkey and Senegal. The majority recent of these moves took place in May, at the same time as Malaysia’s Al Bukhary International University and Turkey’s Ibn Haldun University signed an agreement to work on a collaborative education programme.
  • Child marriage will cost the world $4tn by 2030

    WORLD, 2017/07/02 Ending child marriage could add additional than $4tn to the world economy, curb people increase and transform the lives of millions of young women worldwide, claim researchers. A study by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women, the initial to quantify the financial cost of the practice, suggests that eradicating child marriage would save governments money while enabling girls to complete their education and get better jobs.
  • India hospitality and catering institute graduates 15th class

    INDIA, 2017/05/29 The 2013-2017 class of Banarsidas Chandiwala Insititute of Hospitality and Catering Technology held its passing out and farewell function today, May 3, 2017, it’s 15th group of graduates in the 4-year degree course. Director Bhupesh Kumar wished the students well in their next endeavors in the presence of the chief guest of the event, Rishabh Tandon, Human Resource and Training Manager for Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla.
  • Seychelles promotes eco-culture tourism in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia

    INDONESIA, 2017/05/29 Seychelles recently organized the visit of 15 youths and students from 8 nations to Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan as part of its effort to help promote compassionate destinations of eco-culture in Indonesia. Seychelles Appropriate Envoy for ASEAN, Mr. Nico Barito, said the youth and students came from France, the Netherlands, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Belgium, Dominican Republic, and Italy.
  • Tom Hooper, CEO at Canterbury Development Corporation.

    WORLD, 2017/03/06 At a time at the same time as we have been reflecting on our recent completed, the annual influx of students is bringing an energy and vibrancy that reflects the city we are today and all the potential we have here in Christchurch and Canterbury. International students are attracted here by the established quality and reputation of our education providers. Recent openings like the University of Canterbury's Engineering Core and Rolleston College exemplify the new national-of-the-art educational facilities we have and demonstrate how well equipped we are for the next. I spoke last week at the Christchurch and Canterbury International Education Conference 2017 about the price of international education and its critical importance for our region's next.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    AFGHANISTAN, 2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • Chinese government scholarships a great help to Kenya

    CHINA, 2016/09/04 The scholarships offered by the Chinese government to Kenyan students have been a great help to the country that has been struggling to enrol all qualified school leavers in public universities for a lot of years, a senior government official has said. Professor Colletta Suda, the Principal Secretary in the national department of higher education, says one of the greatest challenges in the country's education sector is the opportunity to increase access to higher education.