Malawi: Education Minister Says Govt to Close Down 'Substandard' Schools

Minister of Education Science and Technology Dr. Emanuel Fabiano has warned that all operators of Primary, Secondary schools and institutions of higher learning will not hesitate to close them down if they do not meet the required set standards.

Fabiano said government in 2015...

South Africa: The School Where Children Kneel On the Floor and Use Chairs As Desks

Grade one learners at Isiseko Junior Secondary School in Centane Nontshinga village near Kei Mouth kneel on the floor and use chairs as desks because of lack of furniture.

The school was started by parents in 1982 when three rondavels were built by volunteers from the...

Uganda: Govt to Look Into NGOs Distributing Sanitary Pads - Janet Museveni

Government is concerned and will "look into" NGOs spearheading the distribution of free sanitary pads to school children without involving the ministry of Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Museveni has warned.

Ms Museveni, who is also the education minister, expressed her reservations while...

Africa: Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi To Establish Community Health Worker Academy Using $1M TED Prize

Business Insider: A Harvard doctor just won $1 million for a project that could prevent the next deadly pandemic

“…Dr. Raj Panjabi just won the $1 million TED Prize for an idea that could dramatically increase the number of paid community health workers around the world. The prize is given each year...

Kenya: 25,000 Students to Revise Courses After Missing Degrees of Choice

More than 25,000 students missed their degrees of choices in first revision of courses that was concluded last month for 70 public and private universities.

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps) -- the body charged with admitting students to public and...