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School ‘bans social media’ over health concerns

A rise in the use of computers and social media is having a negative impact on the health of young people, a study suggests. The report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the increased risks of spending too much time on devices such as a tablet or smartphone includes an impact on mental health and sleep deprivation. The WHO ... Read More »

Dead baby snake found in mid-day meal in Faridabad school

The quality of the mid-day meal supplied in government schools is again in question after a dead baby snake was found in the food served to children. The students had complained that the food was smelling bad and some even vomited. Image source: ANI Twitter Summer internship opportunity for history enthusiasts at Mumbai museum The quality of the mid-day meal ... Read More »

No more cakes, pizzas, other junk food in Maharashtra school canteens

On Monday, the Maharashtra state education department issued a government resolution instructing all the schools to strike off junk food from their canteen menu. Maharashtra schools’ canteens ban junk food RELATED STORIES Ludhiana teachers asked not to wear jeans as it provocates and distracts students IIT Bombay professor bags INSA Young Scientist Award for his attempts to reduce CO2 emissions ... Read More »

Why You’re Never Too Old To Go Back to School

There are more educational institutes than ever before who are offering courses for all ages and there has never been a better time to learn a new skill or subject. Maybe your career didn’t work out how you wanted it to, perhaps you didn’t get the sports car, the huge paycheck or one of the grand homes that you were ... Read More »

For Kenya’s Child Brides, School Offers A Break From Tradition

For Kenya’s Child Brides, School Offers A Break From Tradition Halima (right) who was was married at the age of 13 to a man 12 years her senior (AFP) WAJIR, KENYA: Halima’s future at 13 was foretold: a pastoralist’s daughter, she was married to a man 12 years her senior. Next would surely come the first of many pregnancies, and ... Read More »

Religious Texts To Be Included In Haryana School Curriculum

The subject of moral education includes religious texts from Bhagavad Gita, Quran, the Bible and Guru Granth Sahib. (Representational Image) CHANDIGARH:  HIGHLIGHTS Moral education to be taught to students from class 6-12 in Haryana It will include study of Gita, Quran, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib All religions focus on character building, says state Education Minister Texts from the holy ... Read More »

Religion And Veer Savarkar On Haryana’s New School Curriculum

Students in Haryana will be taught about Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar under moral education. GURGAON:  Students in Haryana will be taught about Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar under moral education, apart from texts from Gita and holy books of various religions, according to state education minister Rambilas ... Read More »

Hundreds March In Cairo, Protest Cancelled High School Exams

Protests of such size are rare in Egypt, where President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has led a harsh crackdown on critics from among both the Islamist and the secular camp. CAIRO:  Hundreds of Egyptian students are marching in front of the Education Ministry in Cairo over the cancellation of some high school exams. Monday’s march comes after 12 Education Ministry officials were ... Read More »

‘Never Wanted To Top,’ Says Arrested School Girl Ruby Rai To Cops

‘ Ruby Rai, after she was declared the topper in Political Science, told reporters that the subject included cooking. PATNA:  HIGHLIGHTS Ruby Rai, 17, arrested on Saturday in Bihar for cheating Unfair to arrest school girl in cheating conspiracy, say critics Toppers in Bihar exams could not answer basic questions The arrest of schoolgirl Ruby Rai in Bihar for allegedly ... Read More »

Egypt Cancels High School Exam Amid Leaks

In Egypt, Several Facebook pages that have shared exam answers say they are doing so to push for high school reform. (Representational Image) CAIRO, EGYPT:  Egypt cancelled a high school final exam on Sunday after papers for it were leaked online, the education ministry said, in the latest such incident this month. The exam in applied mathematics would instead be ... Read More »