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Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

SEVENTY-SEVEN days after the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls with one, Leah Sharibu, still in captivity, the freed girls have returned to the school, according to a fact-finding report by Washington DC, USA-based US/Nigeria Law Group. Worried that harm could still befall the girls, the group, in its report released, yesterday, urged the Nigerian government to […]

‘Education Above All’ To Reduce Out Of School Children In Nigeria, Ghana

‘Education Above All’ To Reduce Out Of School Children In Nigeria, Ghana

A foundation founded by Her Highness, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar, Education Above All (EAA) , has unveiled a programme targeting 10 million Out-of-School children in Nigeria, Ghana and other countries across the world. Sheikha Moza who is also a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocate and Chairperson of EAA Foundation, alongside partners, announced […]

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news […]

Norway Applauds Girls Education Programme

Norway Applauds Girls Education Programme

 Norwegian Minister for International Development, Nikolai Astrup has applauded Malawi Government and United Nations Agencies for the Joint Programme on Girls Education (GoM-UNJPGE), saying it demonstrated commitment towards increased access to quality education for girls. He made the remarks at Lifidzi Primary School in Salima, where he toured some interventions under the UN-JPGE. Astrup whose […]

OAU Professor Caught On Leaked Tape Demanding Sex for Marks

OAU Professor Caught On Leaked Tape Demanding Sex for Marks

Obafemi Awolowo University has long been revered as one of the best Universities in Nigeria with many students from the school proud of the heritage and their time there. This does not mean it is not without its scruples and bad eggs. One of such is a Professor from the Department of Accounting, Reverend Akindele […]

Intel Transforms Young Girls Through Education And Financial Empowerment

Intel Transforms Young Girls Through Education And Financial Empowerment

The third of seven children, 19-year-old Glory Aberepikima has just been accepted into the Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy at Onne, Rivers State. A native of Okirika, Glory has been unable to further her education since the completion of her West African Senior School Certificate Examination. Since her father’s death, the family has barely sustained […]

Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Not a single woman in the whole world goes through her day – every single day – without, at some point, thinking about her own safety, without making a judgement call – large or small – about how to stay safe. Equality and opportunity are interlinked with our daily experiences of safety, whether in the […]

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

SPWC Charges Government To Prioritise Women

The Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) plans to compel government to prioritise women when allocating tenders for development projects, fishing quotas as well as housing and mining ventures. This is stipulated in the SPWC’s five-year strategic plan launched on Saturday in Windhoek, aimed at promoting projects for women’s empowerment and to address gender disparities, amongst […]

72 Primary Schools In Hoima Risk Closure Over Lack Of Sanitary Facilities

72 Primary Schools In Hoima Risk Closure Over Lack Of Sanitary Facilities

More than half the number of government aided primary schools in Hoima District risk closure because of absence of sanitary facilities. It has emerged that most of the schools have their pit latrines filled up and other sanitary facilities are also lacking, putting the lives of both the learners and teachers in danger. The district […]