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Los Angeles Teachers Set To Go On Massive Strike

Los Angeles Teachers Set To Go On Massive Strike

Los Angeles teachers are set to strike on Monday, a plan that will impact about a half million students in the nation’s second-largest school district. The move, which follows 20 months of failed negotiations, will involve more than 30,000 teachers at 900 schools. The strike comes after a “red state teacher revolt” that rolled through […]

Teachers Service Commission Urged To Take Education Seriously

Teachers Service Commission Urged To Take Education Seriously

Two MPs from Garissa have asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to post more female teachers to girls only schools so as to enable them address their issues. Garissa Woman Rep Anab Subow and Ijara MP Sophia Abdinoor urged the government to employ more female teachers as part of affirmative action. Speaking Monday at Fafi […]

Ambode Orders Recruitment Of 1,000 Teachers In Lagos

Ambode Orders Recruitment Of 1,000 Teachers In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has announced the commencement of the recruitment of 1,000 teachers in the state. Ambode spoke at the state’s Third Quarter Town Hall Meeting, the 12th in the series, at the Community Primary School, Iberekodo in the Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area. The governor, who also directed that a physically-challenged […]

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Over the past few decades most advanced countries have witnessed two striking reversals of the gender gap. First, teaching has become a profession dominated by women. This is particularly true at primary school level, where 84.5% of teachers across all countries classified as “developed” by UNESCO are women. The second reversal has been among pupils. Girls now outperform boys in […]

Trailer Crushes Two Teachers In Ondo

Trailer Crushes Two Teachers In Ondo

A head teacher, Pastor Oluwajuwon Adebayo, and his assistant, Pastor Sunday Ajenifuja, were crushed to death by a reckless trailer driver at lpele Junction in Owo council area of Ondo State. Both were of Local Authority Primary School, Igbatoro/Familugba in Akure North Council Area of the state, before they met their untimely death on Monday […]

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called for increased support to the female teachers as they play multiple roles in society. They said female teachers often serve as mothers and educators hence […]

Here’s Why Good Teachers Are Important In Avoiding The Slide To Educational Crisis

Here’s Why Good Teachers Are Important In Avoiding The Slide To Educational Crisis

  The performance of maths, science and literacy is a disaster careering towards a catastrophe and we do little more than wring our hands. I recently read an article on the economist indicating that South African education is one of the worst in the world. I was disturbed to find out that in 2007 some […]

Kenya: Fewer Female Teachers In School Management Positions

Kenya: Fewer Female Teachers In School Management Positions

Fewer female teachers are in school management compared to their male counterparts, a study by a government agency has revealed. The national assessment system for monitoring learner achievement survey by Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) indicates that male head teachers accounted for 75.8 per cent while female head teachers were only 24.2 per cent in […]

Parents Do Not Invest In Their Children Morally – Principal

Parents Do Not Invest In Their Children Morally – Principal

Parents have been blamed on being responsible for the moral decadence in the society due to over pampering of their children. This opinion came to the fore at the 2nd Christmas Carols event organised by the Abuja International Academy (AIA), Mararaba, and its sister schools scattered across the satellite towns. The principal AIA, City College […]

Zimbabwe: Teachers Livid As Pay Due After Xmas, Say Government Has Postposed Holiday

Zimbabwe: Teachers Livid As Pay Due After Xmas, Say Government Has Postposed Holiday

Government has released pay dates for civil servants with the teachers and others set be paid from December 28 onwards. According to the notice, only the soldiers, police officers, nurses and prison officers will receive their salaries before Christmas on December 21. Teachers will receive their salaries three days after the Christmas while the rest […]

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