Education

Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Centre constitutes committee to revamp minority education

The Minority Affairs Ministry has constituted an 11 member committee to revamp the minority education in India. The panel has suggested setting up of more than 200 schools and 25 colleges to overhaul the education system for minorities. The panel has submitted its report to the minority affairs ministry suggesting that the new schools should follow the CBSE syllabus. Students ... Read More »

What we are doing to improve education for the children of South Sudan

Refugee children from South Sudan at Bidi Bidi settlement camp, north Uganda. Around $4m of a $36m grant could be reallocated to refugee education by the South Sudan government ‘if it wishes to do so’, says Alice Albright. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni / Barcroft Images Conflict in South Sudan has sent a million people over the border to Uganda and three-quarters ... Read More »

Education itself must learn some lessons

There never has been an attempt to adopt “best practices” from the successful schools into classrooms of the under-achieving. (Bangkok Post file photo) As debates rage on about how to move national education reform forwards, globalisation has been transforming Thailand’s learning landscape without the experts and administrators in charge noticing much. The silo approach has made past attempts at reform ... Read More »

Wisconsin Could Soon Set The Bar For Personal Finance Education

Shutterstock Just 17 states in the United States require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education. And while the sheer lack of access to personal finance education may seem abysmal it actually gets worse as according to the report, a mere 20 states required high school students to take a course ... Read More »

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Students at a university library in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank 28 June 2017 – Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” “Inclusive, equitable and quality education goes to ... Read More »

An Education Worth Fighting For

On April 27, Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, unveiled a dramatic new program that he and the board of trustees had been fashioning in secret for months. This self-proclaimed world-class university would be acquiring Kaplan University, one of several controversial for-profit, online education companies that have emerged over the last twenty years. The announcement surprised ... Read More »

V K Saraswat named as new JNU chancellor

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU. A full-time member of NITI Aayog, Saraswat will be replacing ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan whose five- year term ended on 30 March. Though Saraswat is yet to receive official communication, his name has been finalised for the varsity’s top ... Read More »

NEET 2017: Kingpin of paper leak racket held in Delhi

Jaipur: A man alleged to be the kingpin of a racket that duped medical entrance exam aspirants in the name of providing National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) question paper, was arrested on Friday from New Delhi by the anti-terrorist squad of Rajasthan police, police said. Uma Shankar Gupta (42) was arrested from his Jasola Vihar residence in Delhi, they ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh considering ‘no school bag’ on Saturdays

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is considering a proposal to declare “no school bag day” on Saturdays in state-run schools. This was conveyed at a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma in Lucknow, an official release said. School kids will be allowed to come to school without their school bags on Saturdays so that they can enjoy themselves ... Read More »