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Three million Americans carry a loaded gun daily: Study

October 20, 2017 3:15 pm
Three million Americans carry a loaded gun daily: Study

A woman leaves a rose at each of the 58 white crosses at a makeshift memorial on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images) About three million people in the United States carry a loaded firearm daily, while nine million […]

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Suicide rates among British university students rise significantly: Institute for Public Policy Research Report

September 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Suicide rates among British university students rise significantly: Institute for Public Policy Research Report

The suicide rate for British university students has risen to its highest level leaving universities ‘overwhelmed’, a new study found. (File photo) The suicide rate for British university students has risen to its highest level leaving universities “overwhelmed,” a new study found. More students than ever are killing themselves due to […]

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Graduates at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame walk out during US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech

May 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Graduates at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame walk out during US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech

A group of graduates at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame have walked on US Vice President Mike Pence during a commencement speech, to protest President Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies against Muslims. Dozens of students and their parents silently stood up and walked out of the ceremony in South Bend, Indiana […]

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Former British Prime Minister John Major attacks UK government over approach to Brexit

February 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Former British Prime Minister John Major attacks UK government over approach to Brexit

Former British Prime Minister John Major speaks about Britain and Europe’s future at Chatham House in London on February 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Former British Prime Minister John Major has lashed out at Theresa May and her government’s policies regarding Brexit, saying the British people have been misled by […]

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Halt of pro-Palestinian events by University of Exeter and the University of Central Lancashire

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Halt of pro-Palestinian events by University of Exeter and the University of Central Lancashire

Main building of the University of Exeter in South West England, United Kingdom (file photo) Two British universities have been accused of undermining freedom of speech after cancelling an annual pro-Palestinian event aimed at raising awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territories. The accusation was leveled on Monday […]

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Dr Jill Biden named board chair of Save the Children

February 22, 2017 3:50 am
Dr Jill Biden named board chair of Save the Children

Jill Biden speaks with students Gus Mathis, right, and Cole Swindle, during Biden’s visit with Save the Children at Linden Elementary School. Photo / AP Dr Jill Biden, educator and wife of former US Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children. Biden, who still […]

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Teaching in the age of communication technology in Nigeria

February 1, 2017 11:30 am
Teaching in the age of communication technology in Nigeria

PHOTO: GOOGLE.COM/SEARCH Without a doubt, teachers are pretty important to the society. Teachers hold the key to the future since they help to mould future leaders. They don’t just teach, they are critical personalities who nurture the young folks to understand the world and to understand themselves. Evidence shows that […]

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Nigeria’s North East 500 years behind South in education, says Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri

January 29, 2017 4:21 am
Nigeria’s North East 500 years behind South in education, says Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri

PHOTO: imeela.com The Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Abubakar Njodi, has said it may take the North East 500 years to “recover from the destruction” of its education system by Boko Haram, and catch up with the southern part of the country. Njodi, a Professor of Physical […]

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Turkey suspends 2,000 education staff over coup plot

December 21, 2016 10:50 pm
Turkey suspends 2,000 education staff over coup plot

A Turkish policeman stands atop a military vehicle in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Turkey has sacked nearly 2,000 education employees over their alleged links to the coup attempt of July 15. An official from the Turkish Ministry of Education said 1,980 teachers and school employees had […]

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People across Poland protests against educational overhaul

October 11, 2016 12:30 pm
People across Poland protests against educational overhaul

People across Poland have protested a government plan to overhaul the education system, saying it would put thousands of teachers out of their jobs and lessen the quality of education. About 2,000 people, including middle school teachers and primary school students, rallied in the capital Warsaw on Monday, shouting slogans such as “No to […]

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60 schools and universities in Canada evacuated over ‘potential threat’

September 21, 2016 9:00 pm
60 schools and universities in Canada evacuated over ‘potential threat’

Students in a campus of Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax, Canada, are being evacuated on September 21, 2016. (Photo by CBC News) The Canadian police have evacuated 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada after receiving several threats, including a bomb threat. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said all primary […]

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Students protesting against government increase of tuition fees fired tear gas by South African police

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Students protesting against government increase of tuition fees fired tear gas by South African police

South African security forces clash with students at a demonstration against university fee hikes at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on September 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP) South African police have fired tear gas at students protesting against a government decision to increase tuition fees for 2017. The police used tear […]

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Turkey fires 28,000 teachers despite severe educational staff shortages

September 19, 2016 8:11 pm
Turkey fires 28,000 teachers despite severe educational staff shortages

Turkish police detain a student in Diyarbakir on September 19, 2016, during a protest against the suspension of teachers for suspected links to militants. (Photos by AFP) Turkey has fired some 28,000 teachers and suspended a further 9,500 over terrorism links in the aftermath of a failed July coup. “As […]

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Over 30 fake or bogus universities closed in UK

August 3, 2016 6:30 am
Over 30 fake or bogus universities closed in UK

More than 30 unaccredited universities are closed in the UK following a crackdown on fake degrees. (Photo by Telegraph.co.uk) More than 30 fake universities have been closed in the United Kingdom over the past year amid growing concerns about students being sold invalid degrees. According to a study published on […]

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Thousands of teachers protest government education reform plans in Mexico

June 18, 2016 11:30 am
Thousands of teachers protest government education reform plans in Mexico

Indigenous people from the Mexican Zoque region take part in protest rallies in support of the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE), who oppose government education reform plans in Tuxtle Gutierrez, Chiapas State, Mexico, June 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of teachers and their supporters from across Mexico have […]

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