Education

Opportunity for Students to Represent the U.S. in Dubai As Youth Ambassadors

The United States Department of State, through its NGO partner Global Ties U.S., is accepting applications for Youth Ambassadors (U.S. citizens ages 18-29) to serve as guides and cultural ambassadors at the U.S. Pavilion. File photo of some HBCU students These energetic, friendly individuals will serve as the face of the United States to millions of Expo visitors, providing a …

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Ghana to participate in 2021 World Aerospace Competition for High Schoolers

The world through the United Nations on August 12th since 2000 celebrate world youth and create awareness on the role young people play in the development of Nations and the world at large tackling grave challenges confronting societies. The theme for this year’s International Youth Day was Youth Engagement for Global Action and sought to highlight the ways in which …

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Ghana: 2019/20 Academic year postponed to 2021

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year to January 2021. The decision to postpone the academic year which was brought to a halt in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country was taken after further consultations with stakeholders. Second year Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) students, would …

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10yr-old Nigerian Tech-Genius Emmanuella Mayaki now Coding Instructor

The tech field yields a large portion of high-paying salary jobs with numerous career paths. However, marginalized communities are shut out of these job opportunities due to the lack of resources and access. One remarkable young Nigerian girl managed to defy the odds and was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to teach others about coding. Emmanuella Mayaki (tallest) in the company of …

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Kenyan schools to stay closed until 2021

Kenya’s education ministry has said that all primary and secondary schools will reopen next year. The ministry said all students would resume studies in their current classes. Education Minister George Magoha said no final-year national examinations would be held for primary and secondary pupils this year. Pupils from Nairobi primary school sit for their exams at the start the Kenya …

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Oppong Clifford Benjamin pleads with Ghana to support academic research

My research proposal for postgraduate studies is on the Competency-Based Training (CBT) of engineering education. I strongly believe the CBT module as practiced in the engineering faculties of some technical universities in Ghana and some European institutions (Netherland is the originator) when improved upon can be the most efficient method of teaching engineering in Africa. It will bring out the …

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Why the United States must teach Black History at Elementary School level

Author of this piece, Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing in America through the most egregious form of systemic economic and social abuse, is nearly non-existent in the American classroom. With the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd …

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