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India must raise investment in health, education sectors: WHO

“India needs to invest in social sectors like education and health. India still spends only 1.2% of the GDP in health,” says Henk Bekedam. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: India needs to raise investment in the health and education sectors for capacity building as well as creating public awareness to deal with food-borne diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) India representative ... Read More »

World Bank: Reforming Education in Arab World Must Be Priority

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on June 19, 2010. (AFP) London – The quality of education in the Arab world has dropped in comparison to other regions in the world, which demands immediate reform to tackle development needs and employment in the future, said a recent World Bank ... Read More »

GUEST OPINION: GLOBAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE AN IOWAN PRIORITY

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks to a student during a US Service Academy Open House in the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Ernst met with prospective military families and protesters alike to answer questions both on and off par with the event. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan) As students across Iowa settle into the school year, it’s ... Read More »

Even in the brave new world of education, you can’t beat discipline and rigour

Moral education can help bring the nation together. Reem Mohammed / The National These are exciting times for the UAE education sector. As this newspaper reported last week, the country’s schools will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup. The changes are the result of directives from President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and ... Read More »

Higher education needs autonomy for excellence, not more regulation

In this age of information and technology, complete information is available on social and digital media. Students and their parents spend a considerable time in comparing and contrasting institutions in terms of numerous parameters such as infrastructure, curriculum, learning outcomes and placements(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Regulation in education has been introduced since governments in developing countries presume higher education also to be ... Read More »

Danish Says Corruption Holding Back Growth In Education

Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that corruption within the Ministry of Education (MoE) has been holding back development in the sector and reiterated government’s strong resolve to combat corruption at all levels. Corruption and misuse of authority have sneaked into the academic sector, he said. He said that Afghanistan was one of the country’s with the highest ... Read More »

Higher Education Is Rigged Against Students

As millions of college students across the country pack their bags for the fall semester, many are wondering how they are going to pay for it. Millennials today face tuition and fees three times higher than their parents did in the ‘70s and ‘80s, adjusting for inflation. Skyrocketing costs are forcing students to borrow money at historic levels. Nationwide, Americans owe more ... Read More »

Schools around England ejecting ‘underperforming’ sixth-formers

Dozens of parents and pupils have contacted the Guardian complaining that schools in different areas of the country are ejecting sixth form students half way through their two-year A-level course after failing to achieve sufficiently high grades. Some of the schools identified are in areas where there are a high number of grammar schools, including Kent, Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire, though ... Read More »

IITs, Central universities will soon tune in to ‘patriotic’ music

New Delhi: Campuses of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other Central universities will soon have “patriotic” music performances. The HRD ministry has asked these institutions to host music bands that will perform patriotic songs. As part of the programme named Yeh India ka time hai, the government has identified certain bands which will be visiting campuses across the country ... Read More »

Impressed by judge’s lifestyle, CS topper from Jaipur wants to study law

Jaipur Aayushi Pareek, who secured all-India rank 24 in the Company Secretary (CS) exams, wants to become a judge. The results of the CS professional and executive programme were declared by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) on Friday. The Jaipur topper said that her family had a judge for a neighbour and she was fascinated with the prestige ... Read More »