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This case study analyses how the "Youth Auditors" programme developed by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru is implemented in schools as a mechanism for democratic participation and citizen oversight by regular basic education students in public schools. In addition, it is a tool that seeks to involve students in the improvement and monitoring of educational services.
Egerton University Vice-Chancellor Professor and eight university council members have received a 30-day jail term and KES100,000 (US$810) penalty. The court found them guilty of contempt by ignoring court orders directing them to pay the lecturers 100% of their salaries.
New computers, recreational equipment, a school garden, or recycling equipment? In Portugal, students are having their say. For six years now, the Ministry of Education has hosted an open budgeting initiative – Orçamento Participativo das Escolas, or OPEscolas – reaching some 200,000 young people in 90% of the country’s public schools.
The findings from an investigation into the increase in cases of sexual harassment in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria have revealed that male students are ahead of their lecturers in sexual harassment and rape of their female counterparts.
The research report and advocacy strategy for higher institutions on ending sexual and gender-based violence was conducted by Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.