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"We want all students in Egypt connected in next period," says Education Minister

October 19, 2020

Egypt's Minister of Education has "ambitious plans" to ensure that all students are connected to digital learning facilities during the novel Covid-19 period. This huge infrastructural overhaul of methods is pushing teachers to start preparing for electronic exams with paper exams abolished in the near future.

Egypt to establish new authority to improve vocational training, technical learning

October 17, 2020

Egypt is set to establish the National Authority for Accreditation and Quality Insurance in Vocational Training and Technical Learning. Three Egyptian ministries are working to draw up a draft law that organises the new authority’s work and sets its functions.

Morocco Cancels In-Person Education in Sidi Yahia El Gharb

October 16, 2020

The Ministry of Education announced that in-person education in Sidi Yahia El Gharb is postponed until further notice. The decision is due to the emergence of a new Covid-19 hotspot in the Atlantic Free industrial zone. Later, the Ministry of Education announced all educational institutions will adopt distance remote learning.

Government officials bang heads over reopening of colleges

October 16, 2020

Government says Ministry of Education officials are banging heads to find out how best to reopen some institutions of higher learning on case by case basis.

High school education to be free beginning 2021

October 15, 2020

The Ministry of Education is seeking a budget of 76.3 trillion for 2021, with hopes of making primary, middle, and high school education to be free for all students in South Korea.

Strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Korea will be strengthened

October 14, 2020

Details of the strategic partnership between South Korea and Uzbekistan. Included in the overall plan are details of education reform and collaboration.

Hundreds of Thai students rally to demand school reform

October 13, 2020

Hundreds of high school students protested outside the education ministry in Bangkok to demand education reform. Stating that the system is outdated and are calling for freedom to be able to speak their minds at school.

India NEET, JEE exams: 'Conducting these exams will be a giant mistake'

October 12, 2020

Many students want the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), scheduled for September, to be postponed due to fears over rising Covid-19 cases.

Students retake national exam in Vietnam because of supervisors’ errors

October 09, 2020

Students in Vietnamese provinces of Bac Nin, Dien Bien, and Binh Phuoc had to retake their national high school exams due to supervisors' errors.

Morocco’s new primary school curricula focus on science, math

October 08, 2020

Morocco's Ministry of Education has made a series of changes to the primary school curricula. These set of changes will go into effect at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. These changes fall within Morocco’s 2015-2030 vision for educational reform, aiming to improve the education system.


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