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Quarter of school-age children live in crisis affected countries - UNICEF | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Quarter of school-age children live in crisis affected countries - UNICEF | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of the world's school-age children - 462 million - live in countries affected by crisis such as wars and disasters, UNICEF said on Wednesday as it unveiled details of a major new fund to help get children back in class during emergencies. Although nearly 75 million children are considered in desperate need of education or help to stay in school, the U.N. #Education #markets #Africa #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy
The Aakar Patel column: Remake quality of education before you Make in India

May 01, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Remake quality of education before you Make in India

The first aspect of poor education Pritchett is India's primary schooling. The second aspect is the quality of higher education, particularly in specialised fields #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Education #Employment #Gujarat University #Make In India #MS University
When a 17-year-old worries enough to kill herself over JEE, we must question our own education

Apr 29, 2016

When a 17-year-old worries enough to kill herself over JEE, we must question our own education

We must find better answers as to why a degree in Astrophysics is not as great as a degree in Business or Engineering — how are we measuring the worth of pursuing a certain knowledge? #InMyOpinion #Education #IIT #Kota #Ravi Kumar #student suicide #IIT education #Coaching centres #Neoliberalism
Save the Children's new high-profile head eyes global growth to give all children a chance | Reuters

Apr 26, 2016

Save the Children's new high-profile head eyes global growth to give all children a chance | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the new head of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt is on a mission - to grow the charity globally and ensure all children have a chance in life. Thorning-Schmidt, who was Denmark's first female prime minister, is the latest former national leader to jump from politics into an international humanitarian role, bringing with her links to friends in high places and a reputation for action #India #Middle East #Education #markets #Africa #Copyright
Degrees without studying will make a nation of block heads: J&K High Court

Apr 18, 2016

Degrees without studying will make a nation of block heads: J&K High Court

India will become a nation of block heads if degrees are provided to people without studying, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Education #FIR #Jammu and Kashmir High Court
Indian Navy, Jamia ink pact for in-service training of naval trainees

Apr 14, 2016

Indian Navy, Jamia ink pact for in-service training of naval trainees

The admission to Jamia courses would be through the Centre for Distance and Open Learning. #Defence #NewsTracker #Education #Indian Navy #Jamia Millia Islamia
Education revamp in Delhi: Why AAP's idea of training teachers at Harvard makes sense

Apr 11, 2016

Education revamp in Delhi: Why AAP's idea of training teachers at Harvard makes sense

The AAP government’s seriousness in revamping school education in Delhi is appreciable indeed, and its plan to send principals to Harvard and Cambridge to learn global best practices and teaching styles makes sense. #Delhi #InMyOpinion #Education #Arvind Kejriwal #Harvard University #Education in India #Cambridge University #Schools #Aam Aadmi Party #School teachers
Indian students abroad: The darker side of India's higher education myopia

Apr 09, 2016

Indian students abroad: The darker side of India's higher education myopia

Students prefer going overseas, because of the government’s own inability to allow high quality higher education to flourish within India. #China #ConnectTheDots #Germany #Education #IIT #EU #Ukraine #HRD #NIT #abroad