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Teachers Appreciation Week 2021.

Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. According to the National Day Calendar, National Teacher Appreciation Week recognizes dedicated educators across the county. How to thank your teacher during National Teacher Appreciation Week The National Day Calendar says political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in …

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Tanzania: Govt Abolishes HESLB’s 6% VRF

IT is all smiles for recipients of higher education loans following the government decision to scrap 6 per cent value retention fee (VRF) that has been charged annually by Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) on the outstanding loan balance. President Samia Suluhu Hassan who graced the Workers’ Day that was celebrated at national level …

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Swiss students can go back to university – partially

Face to face teaching – currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic – will soon be possible at universities following recent government approval. But there will be restrictions Calls had been mounting, most notably from the Swiss Student Union last week, for a return to campus after almost a year of online learning. The …

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Nigeria: USAID Ensures Access to Education for Out-of-School Children’ in Northern Nigeria’

Mr. Nurudeen Lawal, the Chief of Party USAID Northern Education Initiative spoke to Funmi Ogundare and explained the various strategies used and how the agency had partnered with different stakeholders at the state and federal levels in the last five years. The objective is to provide basic literacy opportunities to out-of-school children especially in Sokoto …

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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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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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NIGERIA : Again, Kwara Govt Shuts 10 Schools Over Hijab Controversy

Kwara government directs the 10 secondary schools where the use of the hijab is disputed not to reopen today. The Kwara State Ministry of Education has reversed its decision to reopen the 10 grant-aided schools, where the use of hijab is disputed. According to the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Kemi Adeosun, the schools earlier told to …

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