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  • Newspaper

    Entrance tests were completely unfair

    Zimbabwe

    Bornwise Mtonzi - The Herald

    The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education last week slammed the parents for paying Form One entrance examination fees saying they did that at their own peril as the Government has set an enrolment date for all the schools in the country. He said the entrance exams were banned long back by his ministry and have remained illegal and should not be left to continue. Enrolment of Form One students for next year started yesterday with parents expected to use their children's Grade Seven results.

  • Newspaper

    Education Ministry detects massive fraud in school uniform distribution programme

    Sri Lanka

    Rishan Hannan - News 1st

    Many instances were witnessed across the country, where parents arrived at schools to return free uniform material vouchers which were invalid. There were also instances where parents complained of the insufficient value attached to these vouchers, and where parents were unable to purchase quality material for a specified price. Against this backdrop, several teachers and principals’ associations staged a joint media briefing in Colombo, highlighting the fact that teachers, students and parents, have been inconvenienced by the new voucher system.

  • Zambia education PER and PETS-QSDS at a glance

    Public Expenditure Review (PER) in Zambia addresses the efficiency and equity of the macro level policy framework, budget allocations, and budget execution for primary education, secondary education, technical education, higher education and...

    World Bank

    Washington, World Bank, 2015

  • Newspaper

    Editorial comment: Action needed on corrupt elements

    Zimbabwe

    - The Herald

    The ongoing Government audit of schools across the country has unearthed massive abuse of levies collected from parents and guardians purportedly to fund development of learning infrastructure. From the 1 800 (18 percent) schools audited so far, there are indications of massive doctoring of accounting records by the schools.

  • Newspaper

    Students warned against buying fake KCSE chemistry paper in circulation

    Kenya

    Henry Wanyama - The Star

    The Kenya National Examination Council has warned KCSE candidates and their parents against buying a fake Chemistry exam paper being circulated. The Council will intercept fake papers and take legal action against individuals found circulating and selling them.

  • Newspaper

    Information on schools, teachers and students to be online soon

    India

    Vinamrata Borwankar - Times of India

    Information related to students, teachers and schools will be a click away, from this academic year. The information will soon be available on a website hosted by the National Informatics Centre. The student database will help teachers and parents concentrate on learning levels. The online database will also be used to arrest the drop-out rate among students.

  • Newspaper

    The traditional “thank the teacher” present has become a lucrative market

    France

    Antoine Sillières - Le Figaro

    Between the end of year fête and the start of the summer holidays, it is traditional for teachers to receive small gifts from parents and students as a thank-you for the past year. To the delight of chocolate makers, florists and many more.

  • Newspaper

    Education ministry to establish toll free line

    Uganda

    Frederick Kiwanuka - New Vision

    UPE parents will soon be able to report school malpractices using a toll free line which the Ministry of education is establishing. The state minister for primary education said parents with complaints will be reporting directly to his office using the toll free line.

  • Parental human capital and effective school management: evidence from The Gambia

    Education systems in developing countries are often centrally managed in a top-down structure. In environments where schools have different needs and where localized information plays an important role, empowerment of the local community may be...

    Blimpo, Moussa Pouguinimpo, Evans, David, Lahire, Nathalie

    Washington, D.C., World Bank, 2015

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