China takes action to stop fake universities operating

graduate 23China is cracking down on fraudulent higher education providers, with more than 30 being identified.

Spread across the country, the fake universities are run by criminals who mislead students into sending their tuition fees to them. They are so convincing that there have been reports of students studying entire degree programmes – and then, at graduation, Read more ›

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Nationwide shortages in Venezuela impact education

books 01Venezuela’s students are experiencing huge disruption to their education in the face of nationwide food shortages.

The country is undergoing acute shortages of food and medical supplies, with citizens being forced to turn to the black market just to feed their families. Read more ›

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Italy considers reversing ban on using mobile devices in class

webStudents in Italy could soon be learning with smartphones and tablets – if a nine year ban on the devices in classrooms is overturned.

Italy’s Under-secretary for Education, Davide Faraone, has vowed to reverse the decision made by the Ministry of Education in 2007, reports La Stampa. Read more ›

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Vietnamese students not applying for university despite good marks

graduate 20There is a growing trend for academically able students in VietNam not to apply to university.

This is due to the parallel trend of students graduating from higher education who are then unable to find employment.

Students are now leaving secondary school and going into work or undertaking vocational studies that will give them a trade and employment opportunities. Read more ›

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Concern over proposed changes to Scotland’s education system

schoolScotland has been working on plans to improve its education system, but critics feel that the proposed reforms are too much, too fast.

Councils and local government bodies have said in comments to the Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, that if changes are rushed through then they Read more ›

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Maths teachers in Nigeria are in short supply

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Nigerian students are struggling with maths due to a shortage of specialist teachers.

Speaking at a press briefing to announce the international symposium on “Current trends in mathematical science and application”, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Mathematical Centre in Abuja, Professor Adewale Solarin, said that the situation could be Read more ›

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Primary schools in Kenya receive their long-awaited laptops

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One hundred and fifty primary schools across Kenya have received laptops for their pupils.

The distribution of the devices was promised during the presidential campaign of 2013 as part of the Digital Literacy Programme intended to educate the country’s children with the benefit of technology. Read more ›

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USA non-profit organisation helps to spread literacy in Ghana


An American literacy non-profit organisation says it is making an impact on literacy in Ghana.

WorldReader is currently working in 52 schools in Ghana where it is supplying electronic readers and digital books to deprived communities in order to help people to improve their literacy skills.

It uses low-cost technology and local books to start people Read more ›

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Turkey provides education for 330,000 Syrian refugee students


The Turkish Education Minister has criticised European politicians’ claims on education Syrian refugees.

Speaking this week at the Council of Europe Conference of Education Minsters, Nabi Avcı said that, collectively, European countries were educating 300,000 refugee children – while Turkey alone is providing education for 330,000.

The Education Minster said that Turkey aims to be educating 450,000 Syrian students by the end of this year. Read more ›

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