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BLADE TO STEER SACP BUT QUIT EDUCATION?

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande File photo Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is likely to stay on as general secretary of the SACP, and may soon be forced to relinquish his government job as members of the party push for him to focus on party affairs. The SACP will from Tuesday hold its electoral national congress; however, there is not ... Read More »

Minority education push

Muslims are educationally and socially the most backward among minorities in India. Low literacy rate apart, the difference in enrolment rate between Muslims and other communities is alarming. Average years of schooling among Muslim students is less than that of other minority communities. They also suffer from lack of access to quality education. These are the findings of an 11-member ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn promises lifelong free education as he demands an overhaul of the economy to stop private firms using technology to destroy jobs

Free lifelong education will be made available under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn vowed today as he demanded the state seize control of more of the economy. The Labour leader said private firms would destroy jobs if left unchecked as he warned ‘public institutions’ were needed to manage ‘rapid technological change’. In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Mr Corbyn ... Read More »

IGNOU’s Move to Provide Free Education for Transpeople is Not All Good News

Photo by Daniel LofredoRota via Flickr CC 2.0   We were all cheers when Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi introduced a third gender category in its enrollment structure. Mind you, this was in 2012, two years before the Supreme Court officially granted transgenders the third gender status. So yesterday, when IGNOU announced it’s decision to waiver all fees ... Read More »

GST’s impact on the education: Here’s how it will strike this sector

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is India’s biggest tax reform, will be launched at midnight. According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament’s historic Central Hall, in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee will be releasing the GST. With a motive to make the taxation process simpler by eliminating the concept of multiple taxations, the GST is ... Read More »

Netherlands and Singapore among leaders on education research

Source: Getty Brought to book: Singapore is ranked top in reading, science and maths, according to the OECD’s PISA rating Smaller European countries such as the Netherlands and Asian city states like Singapore are among the world leaders in terms of high-quality education research, new data suggest. According to bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database of scholarly publications, research outputs ... Read More »

61% say India’s higher education system is antiquated: IBM survey

The IBM survey analysed results of recent studies on the state of higher education globally and how start-ups and skills needs are impacting higher education in India. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Higher education in India has a long way to go to keep up with changing times, results of an IBM India survey showed. The IBM study titled Upskilling India ... Read More »

Education budget: A paradise lost

“But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropp’d manna and could make the worse appear the better reason.” John Milton, Paradise Lost, II.I.112 W e had a vision of a more perfect nation where democracy and equality were more than aspirations. We believed we could make this piece of paradise real with the unity of the people and ... Read More »

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is trying to bridge the economic divide in the education sector and ensure quality education to children irrespective of their financial background, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today. He was speaking after inaugurating the state-level ‘Praveshanotsavam’ (entrance festival) at the Upper Primary School at ... Read More »

Education Conclave In Kashmir Hopes To Bring Academics Back On Track

Kashmir Education Conclave: Hundreds of educationists from across the county met in Srinagar. SRINAGAR: For the last six weeks, a wave of protests by students in Jammu and Kashmir have been a major challenge for the government – not just affecting schools and colleges but also the law and order of the state. Recently, hundreds of educationists from across the ... Read More »