Category Archives: Literacy

Students Become Neighbors Time Zones Apart

WASHINGTON - Relatively few students in the U.S. have opportunities to study abroad, says Mohamed Abdel-Kader, executive director of the Stevens Initiative, a public-private partnership based at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.Some estimates rig...

Growing Outcry in Ethiopia Over Abducted University Students

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopians are expressing anger and frustration over several university students, most of them female, who remain missing after their kidnapping two months ago.A growing social media campaign echoes the (hash)BringBackOurGirls activism in...

Inside Campus Fortresses, Hong Kong Students Prep for Battle

HONG KONG - Student protesters are barricading themselves at universities across Hong Kong, stockpiling makeshift weapons and turning campuses into what look like war zones. It marks a dangerous new phase in Hong Kong's 5-month-old anti-government prot...

Global Fund Gives Kids in Crisis-Plagued Sahel Chance at Education

GENEVA - A global education fund is providing tens of thousands of Sahelian children in crisis with a quality education, bringing hope to boys and girls who have known nothing but violence and sorrow in their young lives. Education Cannot

Sierra Leone Teachers Union Meets President Bio on the Free Quality Education initiative

State House, Freetown� Members of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union, SLTU, have met with His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House to discuss their role in the successful rollout of the Free Quality Education programme.Presenting the vi...

West African states have a science and technology plan. But it’s going nowhere

Fifteen West African countries are a year away from the target date of their 10-year policy plan on science and technology dubbed ECOPOST. But they have made very little progress on the goals they set themselves.The plan is an essential