Global education

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Ban weekend homework for overworked Filipino pupils, says lawmaker
Sam Verzosa says education is in crisis as children study for hours but underperform in tests

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

25, May, 2023 @8:48 AM

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Streets ahead: a landmark for the Delhi newspaper run by homeless children
Balaknama’s reports on sexual abuse, police brutality and child labour, written by teenagers, have transformed lives in India

Kalpana Sunder in Delhi

12, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Why would we employ people?’ Experts on five ways AI will change work
From farming and education to healthcare and the military, artificial intelligence is poised to make sweeping changes to the workplace. But can it have a positive impact – or are we in for a darker future?

Philippa Kelly

12, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Gangs, cholera and political turmoil leave half Haiti’s children relying on aid
Triple threat sees Caribbean country in worst crisis since 2010 earthquake, with young people bearing the brunt, warns Unicef

Luke Taylor

07, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ghana’s school on stilts: the floating village where teachers are too scared to go
Picturesque Nzulezo attracts a steady stream of tourists to Lake Tadane. But the waters that draws visitors are the very reason school staff are reluctant to stay

Emma Smith in Nzulezo. Photographs by Didier Bizet

19, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Taliban minister defends closing universities to women as global backlash grows
Neda Mohammad Nadeem says ban was necessary to prevent mixing of genders as rare protests break out

Guardian staff and agencies

23, Dec, 2022 @12:52 AM

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Sierra Leone’s president defends large education budget as ‘necessary risk’
Julius Maada Bio says 22% allocation of total government funding is needed to ensure all children can go to school

Tom Collins in Port Loko and Freetown

23, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Horn of Africa drought puts 3.6m children at risk of dropping out of school
Experts warn that girls’ education will be worst hit, as many families are forced to move away from schools

Lizzy Davies

22, Sep, 2022 @9:38 AM

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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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