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  • Over 600 MNU graduates this year

    Over 600 MNU graduates this year

    Over 600 students from ten Faculties and four atoll campuses of The Maldives National University (MNU) graduated and received their certificates on Wednesday night.

    September 03, 2015
  • 13 million children denied education by wars

    13 million children denied education by wars

    More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.

    September 03, 2015
  • Nepal's 'ghost schools' hide corruption

    Nepal's 'ghost schools' hide corruption

    KATHMANDU, Aug 16, 2015 (AFP) - They started appearing across Nepal's poorest districts several years ago -- partially built schools meant for local children and funded with public money.

    August 16, 2015
  • ‘O’ Level Top 10 students and schools

    ‘O’ Level Top 10 students and schools

    Over 7,000 students from more than 200 schools sat the Cambridge GCE O’ Level (General Certificate of Education – Ordinary Level) examinations last year; 38 schools received awards for producing over 60 percent of students that passed in at least

    August 11, 2015
  • Old Jamaaluddin: nostalgic memories

    Old Jamaaluddin: nostalgic memories

    Despite being commonly referred to as 'baa' (old) Jamaaluddin, it is part of the Maldives National University (MNU); several hundred students have attended the campus on a daily basis, spending hours within its walls.

    August 09, 2015
  • 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
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