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Foreign Aid To Education in Sub-Saharan Africa Slows

The recent UNESCO report, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, released late last month, finds a disturbing drop in foreign aid made to education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the report, “In sub-...
by Alex Leedom


UNESCO Report Highlights Global Education Crisis

UNESCO released the report Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All evaluating the progress being made towards the 2015 Education for All goals. The world will fall short of the goal to provide universal primary educati...
by Amanda Lubit


UNESCO to spend $7 Million for Girls’ Education in Pakistan

This month, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Pakistan’s State Minister for Education, Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman, signed  the Malala Funds-in-Trust agreement, which commits $7 million to improving access to and qualit...
by Alex Leedom



Ceasefire in South Sudan Leaves Room for Education Discussion

A ceasefire agreement signed between the government of South Sudan and rebel fighters has put the armed conflict on hold, at least for now. The conflict has displaced an estimated 500,000 people from their homes, and left the n...
by Alex Leedom


10 Years After Invasion, Iraq’s Education Still Suffering

10 years after the destructive US invasion, Iraq’s Education infrastructure has yet to recover. A recent UNESCO report reveals that a mere nine per cent of Iraqi adults have finished secondary school. The report lists extensi...
by Alex Leedom


UNESCO Still Struggling From Lack of Funding

UNESCO, the cultural agency most known for its promotion and protection of world heritage sites, has suspended American membership after the US has withheld funds from the agency for three successive years. Having provided 22 ...
by Ashleigh Brown



Human Rights Watch Argues to End Child Marriage in Yemen

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a video that documents the psychological and physical damage child marriage causes to the young girls of Yemen. The video underscores HRW’s proposal to include a minimum age of marriage a...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Students Threaten To Shut Down Private University Activities in Nigeria

Nigerian university students have united under the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and have protested in the streets of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State’s capital, demanding that the federal government yield to the...
by Nina Thurau


New Somali Education Campaign to Reach One Million Children

Education authorities in Somalia have announced the launch of a new campaign entitled the Go 2 School Initiative. The new program will be led by Somali education officials, with the intent of providing access to education for o...
by Carla Drumhiller