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Education Under Attack

Education Under Attack

Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up without the […]

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

a 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills; 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics; During the initial phase of the pandemic, schools were closed disrupting the education of 62.3 per cent of the world’s student population of 1.09 billion; Adult literacy and education […]

Plan Cameroon Partners With MINESEC To Promote Girls Education

Plan Cameroon Partners With MINESEC To Promote Girls Education

Plan International Cameroon has signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) to promote quality girl child education and to improve the health of learners. The convention was signed between the Resident Representative of Plan International Cameroon, Miriam Berena Castaneda and the Minister of Secondary Education, Nalova Lyonga, on Tuesday, August 18, […]

AW : The Bitter Lessons Of Education

AW : The Bitter Lessons Of Education

I can never forget in a hurry, those days of thinking I could survive without education, but now that I remember those days of stack ignorance and mediocrity, I just thank God I eventually snapped out of my impossible dreams. “School na scam abeg Jo, who school help in this 21st century “ that’s what […]

How Girls’ Education And Safety Will Be Harmed By The COVID Response In Africa

How Girls’ Education And Safety Will Be Harmed By The COVID Response In Africa

Abigail*, a young woman who lives in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare became pregnant by a much older married man when she was 14. She had left school because her mother couldn’t afford to pay for her fees, books and other school supplies. Her mother was also struggling to buy food and other basics for the family. […]

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

In a monumental ruling at the Makhanda high court, judges found it was unconstitutional to bar learners without birth certificates from receiving basic schooling. Thirty-seven children have changed the law for themselves and an estimated one million others in South Africa who have been deprived of an education because they are undocumented. In a ruling […]

SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called on South Africans to take a stand and rebuke people in their circles who continue to abuse women and children. “The perpetrators of abuse are people who live among us. We know them and sometimes protect them. We must do better,” Mthembu said on Monday. Last week, […]

After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

After Falling Pregnant During School, She Turned Her Case Into An Inspiring Story

“I had twins when I was 17 years old and I had to stay at home and nurse the babies for a year before I went back to school,” says Cathrine James. Now 20, the young mother narrates how she has braved societal condemnation and stigmatisation and tried to become an inspiration to young girls […]

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

Malawi College of Medicine Probes ‘Sex for Degrees’

College of Medicine has swiftly moved in to investigate reports that some of its lecturers were luring female students into sex for better grades during examinations. The investigations follow serious allegations in social media platforms, with some reports naming the suspected lecturers. The college said it has since instituted an independent inquiry into the allegations. […]

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

The Nigerian government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The governments said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling two million children yearly in the next five years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this during the unveiling of “Education […]

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