In Pakistan, Fear Keeps Teachers from Work
According to media reports, fear of the Taliban has meant many teachers have not gone back to work even in areas like Swat, which are now clear of militants. Read more here.
Nigerian Government donates laptops to girls’ schools
The Federal Government in Nigeria has donated 360 laptops to five girls’ secondary schools in the state of Osun in an effort to improve female education. The five schools, located in Ipetumodu, Iwo, Osogbo, Ilesa and Ile-Ife, are receiving the laptops after a recent summit on education led by State Deputy Governor Grace Titi Laoye Tamori. When the Deputy Governor accepted the laptops on behalf of the schools, she said “When you train a girl, you train a nation.” Read more here.
Kenyan Golf Heroine Gets Girls on the Right Track
Most of the girls in Rose Naliaka’s golf academy come from Kibera, a slum in Nairobi. Picking these students is a deliberate attempt by the sportswoman to shatter the myth that golf is a game only for rich men. But for her students it’s not only a lesson in golf — learning from a legend has given them new confidence, not just on the golf course, but in life. Read more here.
Higher Education Hits a New Low (Pakistan)
University students and teachers have taken to the streets in a bid to prevent provincial governments from taking over the reins of higher education in Pakistan. The academic community has been in a tussle with the government since March this year when Parliament passed the 18th amendment to the constitution that, while turning the president into a ceremonial head, also granted autonomy to the provinces, and abolished ministries such as education and agencies like the Higher Education Commission. Read more here.