Entries by Sera Yoo

Update: Malala Yousafzai Returns to School after Shooting

Earlier this week, Malala Yousafzai went back to school at the Edgbaston High School for Girls in the UK. The 15-year old education advocate from Pakistan expressed joy at returning to her studies after the tragic shooting back in October. “I think it is the happiest moment that I’m going back to school, this is […]

Putin Wants to Revive Russian Physical Education with Soviet-Era Program

President Vladimir Putin has recently suggested reinstalling a Soviet-style GTO physical education program at schools in Russia. This is in response to the student’s lack of interest in physical activities, while their interest in TV and computers only increase. Putin recently appeared at a martial arts event to promote a healthier lifestyle for the children […]

Greek Students Protest Against New Education Reform

Earlier this month, almost 2,000 university and technical college students, along with local officials, held a peaceful protest in the streets of Athens outside of the Greek Parliament. The protest was in response to the government’s new higher education reform bill called “Athena,” after the ancient goddess of wisdom. This bill was submitted by the Education Minister, […]

Nigerian Child Brides Being Denied an Education

Increasingly more girls in Nigeria are finding themselves getting married as early as twelve years old. Not only are they becoming child brides, but they are being forced to drop out of school. At a young age these girls are robbed of an education, and an opportunity to gain vocational and life skills. Also, by […]

Iran: Women with Higher Education Have Harder Time Finding Employment

A recent report by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) showed that almost 48 percent of unemployed Iranian women have a higher education certificate. This is in comparison to the 14 percent of unemployed men. While unemployment is still high in Iran, the rates have gone down in recent years. People most likely to be […]

Seven Nepali Women Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Girls’ Education

Seven young Nepali women have taken on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to promote education for girls, along with women’s rights. These women are trying to climb all seven of the world’s highest mountains, having already defeated Mount Everest, Mount Kosciuszko, and Mount Elbrus. Supported by the United Nation World Food Program (WFP), Child Reach […]

Cisco Provides New Platform for Education in India

Cisco Systems, Inc. has produced hardware known as the Cisco Education Enabled Development (CEED 2700) to Indian educators and students. It will provide two-way video communication for teachers in India to reach students miles away, using Wi-Fi. According to Aravind Sitaraman, President of Inclusive Growth, Cisco Systems, CEED will transform education so that the under-privileged […]

Taipei: Students Protest Against New University Fee Decision

Recently, a decision has been passed to give universities in Taipei the right to raise tuition fees for their graduate programs. In response, students took to the streets in protest outside the Ministry of Education in Taipei. Students worry that universities will use this flexibility to unfairly raise tuitions too high. One student expressed her […]

India and U.K. Sign Two MoUs Establishing Educational Partnership

Recently, India and the United Kingdom have signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs). It will help to strengthen community colleges and implement a school leadership program. For the past several years, both countries have been working together to enhance the educational sector of their countries through a strong partnership. The two new MoUs will be […]