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Why We Can’t Reopen Schools Now – Govt

Why We Can’t Reopen Schools Now – Govt

The Federal Government says it cannot reopen schools now as it is not yet safe to do so. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in Abuja on Monday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He described as fake, reports that the government would reopen schools on June […]

Teen Pregnancy Risk Rises As Schools Shut For Coronavirus

Teen Pregnancy Risk Rises As Schools Shut For Coronavirus

School closures due to coronavirus in West Africa risk exposing girls to sexual violence and unwanted pregnancy, experts said on Thursday, basing the warning on past experience with Ebola. Activists said countries should take preventative measures now, such as reinforcing sexual violence hotlines, making public announcements about the penalties for rape and using technology to […]

Ghana’s Ministry Of Education Urged To Consider Free Sanitary Pads For School Girls

Ghana’s Ministry Of Education Urged To Consider Free Sanitary Pads For School Girls

Activists and teachers in the Upper East Region have called on the Ministry of Education to consider in its budget, the provision of free sanitary pads for schoolgirls from very poor homes who could not afford to purchase the commodity during their menstrual periods. The stakeholders including teachers and students made the call at separate […]

‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

Almost one in four girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18, says the United Nations. The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have sex with a man almost three times her age shows community policing is key to ending child marriage, campaigners said on […]

Microsoft To Assist Zim Schools In Technology Upgrade

Microsoft To Assist Zim Schools In Technology Upgrade

Microsoft has entered into an agreement with the Zimbabwe government which will pave the way for the creation technology sensitive classrooms in the country’s education sector. The development comes after government’s introduction of a technology-based education curriculum in 2016 which has however, failed to fully take off due to financial challenges that have seen schools […]

Schools Act As Haven For Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage In Uganda

Schools Act As Haven For Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage In Uganda

FGM, which involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia, became illegal in Uganda in 2010 but continues in secret Gertrude had barely hit puberty when her father agreed to marry her to an older man in exchange for 30 cows so she did something unusual in her Ugandan tribe – she ran away […]

Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Rehema is quiet and soft-spoken, introducing herself shyly when we first meet at her high school in Namwera, in rural Malawi. She sees that I have a stack of notes and questions that I want to ask her about her life and education. She asks to look at my notes, and I can tell that […]

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

The Federal Government has released N844, 360, 550 to seven states for the provision of at least one meal per day to students. Also, a total number of 11,775 cooks have been employed to prepare the meals in those states, while local farmers in the states are also the ones producing the food prepared and […]

Sokoto Government And The Nigerian Army Team Up To Establish New Schools

Sokoto Government And The Nigerian Army Team Up To Establish New Schools

Sokoto State government and the Nigerian Army have teamed up to establish two new schools in Sokoto town and Shagari local government area. While one of them, a primary school, will have boarding facilities that will cater for children aged between five and 12 years, the other, a secondary school, will be for day students […]

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