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  • 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.
  • UAE to standardise national school system

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017/09/08 The 'homogenous framework' will generate graduates that meet international standards and national expectations, said Sheikh Mohammed, UAE Prime Minister. The UAE launched sweeping reforms to standardise the national education sector, Monday. The Ministry of Education and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC launched plans to consolidate all systems of education, inclunding curricula, school operations, policies and courses across the UAE’s public and private schools.
  • 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.
  • Jordan moves to modernise education sector

    JORDAN, 2017/07/01 Efforts to increase Jordan’s digital literacy rates against a backdrop of changing demographics and skills gaps in the labour market are beginning to yield results. In early May, the Queen Rania Foundation announced plans to join forces with Google.org, a non-profit subsidiary of the world’s major search engine, to create an online learning platform targeting the kingdom’s pre-university-level students. As part of the collaboration, Google.org will grant the foundation $3m. Designed as an open education resource to improve access to education for pupils unfamiliar with English, the programme will be delivered in Arabic. While a timeframe for the project’s implementation has from presently on to be made public, the foundation confirmed that the initial phase will focus on creating mathematics courses for students in pre-tertiary education.
  • 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.
  • Mobilizing Education for Global Health

    WORLD, 2016/06/11 Education is a fundamental right for everyone, from presently on lack of access to education continues to be a core driver in the world health epidemic. Across the world, 59 million children and 65 million adolescents are out of school and additional than 120 million children do not complete primary education. Education is often referred to as the great equalizer and is critical to improving socio-economic conditions. It opens doors to better employment, access to healthcare and from presently on the ability to support a family. At the same time as families are educated, healthy and self-sufficient, they can strengthen their communities.
  • International Crisis and the Building of a New Lost Generation

    MIDDLE EAST, 2016/06/11 A catastrophic by-product of ongoing conflicts in the Middle East is a lost generation of unschooled children. These children find themselves, through no fault of their own, not only displaced but lacking the opportunity for proper schooling and thus, denied a luck to learn and develop the necessary skills to become fully functional members of society. This lost generation is the tragedy of our time. According to a 2015 statement by UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has driven 13 million children out of schools.
  • Euro-Mediterranean virtual energy university endorsed

    EGYPT, 2016/01/12 Five North African nations – Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia – along with 38 European and Mediterranean states stand to benefit from a new initiative to set up an ‘energy university’ that will provide free, specialised education for energy professionals via an online platform. Senior officials of the 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean, or UfM, endorsed the new university during a conference in Barcelona, Spain, that was held next a high-level UfM conference entitled “Towards a Common Development Schedule for the Mediterranean” on 26 November.
  • Dubai's GEMS says to open Indian school in Abu Dhabi

    INDIA, 2015/12/09 GEMS Education has announced the launch of GEMS United Indian School in Abu Dhabi which will open to students from KG1 to Grade 10 for the 2016-2017 academic year. The school will further expand its capacity in the following years, inclunding extend to Grades 11 and 12, the education provider said in a statement. George Mathew, principal, GEMS United Indian School, said: “We are excited about the new school and know that we will be able to build upon the track record by presently created by GEMS CBSE schools in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.