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  • Pakistan's struggle to rein in seminaries

    Pakistan's struggle to rein in seminaries

    ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan pledged to crack down on religious seminaries suspected of fostering extremism following a Taliban school massacre in December that left more than 130 children dead, but the move faces stiff resistance from conservatives.

    June 16, 2015
  • $100 mn for startup to 'reimagine education'

    $100 mn for startup to 'reimagine education'

    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level.

    May 06, 2015
  • Pressured, India's students turn to cheating

    Pressured, India's students turn to cheating

    NEW DELHI, May 3, 2015 (AFP) - Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Payali knew she was doing wrong when she scribbled mnemonics on her hands before entering one of India's thousands of examination rooms.

    May 04, 2015
  • 39 students leave to Lanka for a study trip

    39 students leave to Lanka for a study trip

    39 local business students along with five teachers left to Lanka on Monday morning for a study trip.

    March 23, 2015
  • Minister cancels visit after protests

    Minister cancels visit after protests

    Aishath Shiham, the Education Minister has on Sunday cut short her visit to Ungoofaaru Island of Raa atoll and returned to Malé after islanders began to protest.

    March 16, 2015
  • Top Muslim cleric urges education reform

    Top Muslim cleric urges education reform

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, called on Sunday for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism.

    February 23, 2015
  • Islamic Uni will be established soon: VP

    Islamic Uni will be established soon: VP

    Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed stated on Sunday that once Islamic University was established in Maldives, all students’ 13-years and above would be awarded the opportunity to study in accordance with Islamic teachings.

    February 08, 2015
  • Oppt for all teachers to obtain diploma: govt

    Oppt for all teachers to obtain diploma: govt

    Though the new teacher salary structure is such that over 1,200 teachers run the risk of losing their jobs if they do not obtain a diploma by end of 2015, all teachers will be awarded the opportunity to study for their diploma, assured Education Ministry on Wednesday.

    February 04, 2015
  • Australia provides bachelors, masters schols

    Australia provides bachelors, masters schols

    Australian government has decided to provide Maldivian students with bachelors and masters degree scholarships for 2016 intake – omitting PhD scholarships usually provided by the country.

    February 02, 2015
  • MP Faisal aids Gaafaru, Kaashidhoo teachers

    MP Faisal aids Gaafaru, Kaashidhoo teachers

    People’s Majlis member – Kaashidhoo representative Faisal Naseem has extended his assistance to teachers of Gaafaru Island and Kaashidhoo Island of Kaafu Atoll – with the decision to pay one half of their diploma course expenses.

    January 28, 2015
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