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Nigeria to Partner with Morocco to Advance Vocational Training

December 19, 2022

Nigeria’s National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has reported plans to partner with Morocco to promote a capacity-building approach among Nigerian youth.

No plans to align Singapore polytechnic academic calendar with primary and secondary schools

December 16, 2022

There are currently no plans to align the polytechnic academic calendar with that of primary and secondary schools, says Education Minister Chan Chun Sing. Unlike the academic calendars of primary and secondary schools that broadly follow a calendar year, polytechnics usually start their academic year in April and end it in March the next year.

Ontario Preparing More Students for Careers in the Skilled Trades

December 15, 2022

The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million to expand the dual credit program, helping prepare more students for the jobs of tomorrow by better connecting learning in the classroom to good-paying jobs.

International students are returning to Australia, but they are mostly going to more prestigious universities

December 14, 2022

When Australia’s borders slammed shut during COVID, international students were among those who were stranded. This disrupted lives and studies, and put a major revenue stream for Australian universities in doubt. The latest data shows international students are returning to Australia. Since international borders reopened in December 2021, the number of overseas students in Australia has risen by more than 120,000.

UN Lauds Morocco’s New Education Reform Plan for 2022-2026

December 13, 2022

Morocco’s reform strategy for education would contribute to the “success” of the public schooling enterprise in the country.

University and school strikes across Canada are about workers’ rights

December 12, 2022

Labour issues in education across Canada have made the headlines in recent weeks. Think of the over 50,000 education workers in Ontario represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) or think of 600 educational workers in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley area, including those from a school district covering 40 schools and two adult high schools, who walked out on Oct. 24th over wage parity concerns.

Error in A-level chemistry exam paper in Singapore, SEAB to fix and ensure fair assessment of students

December 09, 2022

An error in the A-level chemistry exam was dealt with differently across schools, resulting in students finishing the exam at different times. In response, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) will work with Cambridge University - which assesses the A levels - to ensure that students are fairly assessed following the incident, it said.

Morocco to Reinforce English Learning Amid Tensions with France

December 08, 2022

The decision comes as many Moroccans call for adopting English as Morocco's first foreign language, in replacement of French, the language of the country's former colonizer.

Ontario EQAO Releases First Provincial Assessment Results Since Before Pandemic

December 07, 2022

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has released provincial data from its 2021–2022 assessments, which marks a return to the agency’s large-scale provincial assessment administration after a pause for the prior two years.

Cambodia education ministry sets dates for national diploma exams

December 06, 2022

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has set the dates for the national junior and senior high school diploma exams respectively. Soveacha urged all students to focus on studying hard for the upcoming exams, both in their classes and independently, and also reminded them to listen to their parents’ advice.


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