By Sruthin Lal The number of higher secondary students dropping out of school increased nearly three-fold in three years ending 2017, shows official data. According to statistics provided by the central government to the parliament, the drop out rate in higher secondary schools increased from 4.33% in 2014-15 to 13.09% in...
Finland has one of the widely acclaimed public educational systems in the world. The country, which was at the top in the 2006 PISA ranking, by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), still ranks among the top countries. To study the system and replicate its success, India recently sent a team...
The Delhi government has opened 101 pre-school hub-centres, each which would combine resources, workers and helpers from three-four Anganwadi centres, to address space constraints of anganwadis. The bigger ‘mohalla playschools' will prepare economically disadvantaged children between ages three and six for schools. The new hubs have larger, more colourful, attractive spaces. “Poor...
The United States witnessed a record number of gun violence in schools in 2018, with research by the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) counting 94 school shooting incidents in the year, marking a 60% increase from the previous high, 59. The research covers any incident in schools in which a...
It’s important for kids to move and play. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand Most of us would agree that we want to encourage children to be physically active, get enough sleep, and keep their screen time at healthy levels. But did you know that this starts from birth?...
Michael Mutua, African Population and Health Research Center During Kenya’s national schools exams, an alarming number of girls were reported to be pregnant or in labour, and so couldn’t take the exam. In just one county, 72 girls taking the exams were pregnant while 38 gave birth before the test....
The central Human Resources Ministry has launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) program and an innovation cell at the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) aimed at promoting the culture of Innovation in all higher education institutions across the country. Launched in a video conferencing at the AICTE headquarters by...
Nigerians have the lowest trust in the country’s media, thanks to widespread misinformation. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town and Dani Madrid-Morales, University of Houston Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years. The extraordinary amount...
The cost of child marriages in Africa in terms of lost earnings and human capital is worth tens of billions of dollars, says a new World Bank report. Estimates say that more than three million (or one-third of) girls in Sub-Saharan Africa marry before their 18th birthday each year. The...
The number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half a million classrooms, says the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report by UNESCO. While half of the world’s forcibly displaced people are under the age of 18. Yet, many...

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