Global education

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The UN wants to educate children – it will succeed only if it feeds them first | Kevin Watkins
Millions have missed out on education during the pandemic, and school meals programmes are another Covid casualty

Kevin Watkins

25, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Neglect Africa now and we will face labour shortages globally, IMF warns
West’s response to effects of Covid and Ukraine war condemned as shortsighted ‘collective failure’ to invest in future human capital

Liz Ford

05, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We are stuck’: months of university strikes leave young Nigerians’ lives on hold
Students face being in their mid-20s before they graduate as current dispute comes on top of 10-month strike in 2020

Pelumi Salako in Ilorin

08, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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UK aid cuts have forced 40,000 Syrian children out of school, charity says
Funding for 133 schools run by Syria Relief ended on 30 April, leaving pupils at risk of child labour and early marriage

Kaamil Ahmed

05, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘I am sure they will change’: Taliban swap guns for pens to learn about human rights
Young men who have spent most of their lives in combat are learning how to behave with civilians as the Taliban transitions from fighting to governing

Elise Blanchard in Kandahar

03, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Meet Edris, the big yellow school bus that roams Yemen’s refugee camps
Mobile classrooms are crossing deserts to reach some of the two million Yemeni children missing school due to the civil war

Nahla Alqadasi in Al Abr

21, Apr, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Afghan universities reopen with strict rules for female students
Women required to attend separate classes and follow dress code at facilities in Kandahar and Helmand as they restart classes for first time since Taliban takeover

Rukhshana Media reporter in Kandahar, translated by Hikmat Noori

03, Feb, 2022 @2:23 PM

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‘No roof, no seats, no desks’: photographing Yemen’s conflict-hit schools
Years of fighting mean children as old as 10 have never been to school. Khaled Ziad’s images document a generation whose entire future is at risk

Bethan McKernan

27, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Outcry over ‘blatant misogyny’ in Indian English exam
Nationwide test for teenagers included passage indicating female independence was undermining discipline in the home

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

14, Dec, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Tanzania to lift ban on teenage mothers returning to school
Girls to have two years in which to return to school after giving birth, but will still be excluded whilst pregnant

Alice McCool in Kampala

26, Nov, 2021 @10:10 AM

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Day of the Girl is critical, but support is needed year-round, say campaigners
From period poverty to blockchain, initiatives raising awareness of girls’ rights abound on 11 October, but long-term help is needed after Covid setbacks

Georgina Quach

11, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Uncertainty hovers over Helmand’s schools as Taliban ban older girls
At Malalay school, Lashkar Gah, female staff struggle into work despite anxiety over their jobs and half their pupils missing

Emma Graham-Harrison in Lashkar Gah

30, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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