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Apr 9, 2021

West Bengal schools not to reopen till pandemic situation improves

The West Bengal government is not mulling over changes in its stated position of not starting classes in schools till the coronavirus pandemic situation improves. School curriculum in secondary and plus-two levels would be curtailed and classes would be conducted online

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Apr 8, 2021

Teachers on strike over payment of travel allowances at the Baccalaureate

The school system is paralyzed in Kolda. Teachers affiliated with the unions that make up the G6 have declared a strike of 48 renewable hours to demand the payment of travel allowances for the general Baccalaureate and Technical Baccalaureate exams.

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Apr 7, 2021

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco Ministry of Education announces a change in their education curriculum to include Jewish history and culture. Morocco also became the fourth Arab nation since August to announce a US-brokered deal to normalise relations with Israel.

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Apr 6, 2021

MEC adopts digital diploma and proof of Enem made on the computer

Brazil Ministry of Education announced that they have adopted two measures related to the digitization of its processes: one concerns entry to colleges and universities, the other to the conclusion of Higher Education. The Enem is digital for the first time and all federal institutions of higher education will be able to issue digital degrees.

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Apr 6, 2021

Education minister assessing curricula for persons with disabilities, ensuring rights

Minister of Education Tayseer Al-Nuaimi announced the ministry is conducting studies to create a special curricula for persons with disabilities through a ten year strategy in close partnership with the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Apr 5, 2021

Free university education for all: the Senate approved the new General Law of Higher Education

Mexico's Senate approved a new General Law on Higher Education "whose objective is to train professionals with a high social commitment, who contribute to social, cultural, scientific, technological, humanistic, productive and economic of the country."

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Apr 2, 2021

Australia hosts first group of overseas students

Australia welcomed its first group of international students since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Several of these students were from mainland China as tensions continue to grow between the two countries.

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Apr 1, 2021

Hong Kong to rename liberal studies and require students visit mainland China

Hong Kong will rename the liberal studies programme taught to older students and require they visit mainland China as part of wide-reaching reforms to the controversial subject. Some teachers express alarm over the changes, noting not all align with suggestions made in a three-year review by a task force.

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Mar 31, 2021

Higher education teachers' union calls for strike

In Guinea, National Autonomous Union of Higher Education and Scientific Research (SNAESURS) calls all workers on higher education institutions in the country to observe a four-day strike.

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Mar 31, 2021

Anambra State Postpones Reopening of Schools

Following the surge in COVID-19 cases in Anambra State of Nigeria, the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has postponed the reopening of schools in the state by two weeks. He said the decisions had become necessary following the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that was “sweeping across the world”.

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