Akadonye Eberechukwu

Tanzania: Smz, Unesco Bring Smiles to Pregnant Zanzibar Girls

ZANZIBAR government and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have agreed to strengthen collaboration to help girls who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant to continue with studies. The strengthening of the partnership follows a report on evaluation of ‘Re-Entry School Policy’ implementation presented here to stakeholders in education sector at a …

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Tanzania: Hope As Education Loans Set to Rise, Deductions Trimmed

Dar-es-salaam -Prospective beneficiaries of higher education loans for the 2021/22 academic year have reason to smile – thanks to government plans to raise the loans budget by about eight percent. The current budget for the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) stands at Sh464 billion. But deputy Education minister Omary Kipanga told Parliament in Dodoma …

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Kenya: Pregnant Girls Sit KCSE Exams in Hospitals

The ongoing Form Four exams have exposed the depth of the teen pregnancy crisis, with hundreds of candidates sitting their first papers in maternity wards. Many more are expected to give birth before the exams end on April 21. The Education ministry is yet to reveal the number of pregnant teens but checks in individual …

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Fragile Gains – Women Have Made Progress in Education, but Challenges Persist in Business and Around Abuse.

As part of our coverage for International Women’s Month, we seek some insights from Vanessa Moungar, the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society. Moungar tells us how the Bank is supporting women entrepreneurs and outlines the challenges that remain. What does International Women’s Month mean to you? Working for a world …

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ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER IMPROVES EDUCATION

Education is critical for breaking the cycle of poverty and yet over half of the world’s schools lack access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Lack of clean water has serious effects on students’ academic performance and attendance rates. The lack of safe water can cause even the best students to lose momentum as they …

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Nigeria: Army Foils Another Kidnap Attempt On Kaduna School

The Kaduna State government says 39 students have been confirmed missing from the earlier abduction Thursday night. The Nigerian Army says it has foiled another attempt by bandits to kidnap students of Turkish International Secondary School in Rigachikun, Kaduna State. This comes after bandits abducted over 200 persons, including students and staff, of the Federal …

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Nigeria: How Hijab Controversy Threatens Kwara’s Harmony

Kwara State is known as the State of Harmony, but that is being threatened by the controversy that is trailing the wearing of hijab by students in secondary schools founded by Christian missions, but which have been taken over by the state government. The agitation for or against the wearing of hijab did not start …

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