EDUCATION

India school-leaving exam: The controversy that cost 23 lives

India school-leaving exam: The controversy that cost 23 lives

At least 23 teenagers in the southern Indian state of Telangana have killed themselves since their school-leaving exam results were announced in April. BBC Telugu’s Deepthi Bathini explains why the results have become controversial. Thota Vennela enjoyed cooking, watching comedy shows and eating street food. Her older brother, Venkatesh, 19, had recently taught her to […]

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Extremism should be treated as a global problem like climate change, says Tony Blair, speaking about the role of education in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings. The former UK prime minister said there should be an international agreement to put teaching against extremism into education systems around the world. Mr Blair said it […]

West ‘failed’ university forced from Hungary

West ‘failed’ university forced from Hungary

The head of a university forced out of Hungary said Western governments have been “remarkably weak” in defending the right to academic freedom. Michael Ignatieff, president of the Central European University, said it was a “scandal” that his university had been allowed to be “driven out”. The university, founded by George Soros, is having to […]

Brazil textbooks ‘to be revised to deny 1964 coup’

Brazil textbooks ‘to be revised to deny 1964 coup’

Brazil’s Education Minister Ricardo Vélez says school textbooks will be revised so that children are taught “a wider version of history”. Mr Vélez denies that the 1964 military ousting of democratically elected President João Goulart was a coup. He also refers to the 21 years of military rule which followed as “a democratic regime by […]

While nowadays a lot more girls follow academic professions than before, they don’t really find the welcome they’d hoped-for and expected.

Writing an essay isn’t just collecting the various information and perhaps not simply gathering the valuable info in the assorted sources to use it in work. This is really much crucial as only this way may our writer manage to produce an excellent piece of writing which fills each of the prerequisites of the teachers […]

Scientists attack their ‘muzzling’ by government

Scientists attack their ‘muzzling’ by government

Senior scientists have denounced a potential move to “muzzle” colleagues whose findings are disliked by the government. The proposal – announced by the Cabinet Office earlier this month – would block researchers who receive government grants from using their results to lobby for changes to laws or regulations. For example, an academic whose government-funded research […]

UK student loans: ‘we will trace and prosecute borrowers who don’t pay’

UK student loans: ‘we will trace and prosecute borrowers who don’t pay’

The government will consider prosecuting students who avoid repaying their student loans, the universities minister has said. While Jo Johnson acknowledged the vast majority of borrowers meet their loan repayments, he said that “in the interests of fairness to both the taxpayer and to borrowers that meet their obligations” the government would be tougher on […]

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