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Presidents of Zanzibar and Djibouti address UNESCO’s General Conference

PARIS, France, Oct 19 (UNESCO) - President Amani Abeid Karume of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania)and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, today spoke of the challenges facing the world and UNESCO as they addressed the 35th session of the Organization’s General Conference.

Read more... Tuesday, 20 October 2009 11:14
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Russian Trained Gambian Graduates Grateful To President Jammeh

By Assan Sallah

BANJUL, Gambia, October 5 (The Daily Observer) - Seven Gambian graduates - six doctors and one engineer - who returned recently from Moscow, Russia, where they studied at the People's Friendship University, formerly called Patrice Lumumba University, for the past 7 years, have extended gratitude and appreciation to the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, after successfully completing their studies.

Read more... Tuesday, 06 October 2009 12:08
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Vacancy For Lecturers: Professors and Professor Drs Only

By Benjamin Tawiah

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept 11 (Ghanaweb) - The University of Ghana directive that lecturers appointed to teach in the university must have a higher research qualification, preferably a doctorate degree, made the news last week. But it was no news at all. Or perhaps, it was so much news that it wasn’t news after all. According to the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Kwesi Yankah, it is an old directive that the university sought to activate.

Read more... Friday, 11 September 2009 10:38
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No More Grist for the Diploma Mills

By Vladislav Inozemtsev

MOSCOW, Sept 9 (The Moscow Times) - For many years, the Soviet Union was considered one of the most educated countries in the world. In 1991, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, ranked higher education in the Soviet Union as the third best. But by 2007, Russia had dropped to 27th place.

Read more... Wednesday, 09 September 2009 10:46
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Schools in Crisis as Thousands of Teachers go Unpaid

By Lansana Fofana

FREETOWN, Aug 26 (IPS) - Government’s refusal to pay the salaries of thousands teachers, while looking to recruit thousands more, has plunged the schooling system into crisis.

Read more... Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:42
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Students In China Applauded For Their Maturity

ACCRA, Ghana, July 8, (GNA) - Mr. Akwasi Agyeman Agyare, Acting Head of Ghana's Mission in China, has congratulated Ghanaian students in China for their mutual understanding, cooperation and patience with the government during the difficult period of accessing remittances from the Scholarship Secretariat.

Read more... Monday, 20 July 2009 15:15

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