Africa

Somaliland students rely on food aid

Tens of thousands of children are out of school in Somaliland because of drought. Many of those still in the classrooms are relying on aid from the World Food Programme.

Opinion

The West's obsession with itself

Whitewashing the history of the West will not make the Western civilisation great again.

Donald Earl Collins

by Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

Africa

South Africa struggles to educate disabled children

South Africa's government estimates that more than 600,000 disabled children are not getting an education because of inadequate resources and the stigma surrounding their condition. Experts say the disability is often viewed as a curse.

Asia Pacific

Student suicides on the rise in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's government is investigating a recent rise in the number of student suicides. It is recommending counselling for young people under pressure and better training for teachers.

Africa

'Racial segregation continues' in South African universities

Twenty-six years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, black students believe university campuses are still effectively segregated.

Europe

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Brussels says Budapest undermines principle of academic freedom by targeting university funded by US philanthropist.

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Health

Tackling Lebanon's blushes about sex

Sex education is almost non-existent in Lebanese schools – so who is teaching the facts and joys of life instead?

Tackling Lebanon's blushes about sex

Asia Pacific

English e-learning booming in China

Parents in China are eager for their children to learn English, which has increased the popularity of e-learning.

Africa

South African schools bar undocumented migrant children

Schools close to South Africa's borders are refusing to admit hundreds of students because they do not have local documentation.

Education

Intellectuals decry Hungary law targeting university

Open letter from artists, poets and academics to PM accuses new law of seeking 'to close democratic institutions'.

Intellectuals criticise law targeting CEU university

Africa

Liberia threatens to dismiss primary school teachers

Liberia's government is threatening to fire most primary school teachers and hand over the running of public schools to the private sector.

Asia Pacific

Philippines boat school offers hope for indigenous children

Millions of indigenous children in southern Philippines are deprived of a formal education. A sailing school is reaching out to different communities so that hundreds of children are able to attend classes.

Africa

Sierra Leone schools for pregnant students raise questions

Alternative classes have been offered to 'visibly pregnant' girls since country's schools reopened following Ebola crisis.

Europe

Anger in Hungary as university bill targets CEU

Hungary's conservative-dominated parliament has passed a controversial bill that could force the closure of a popular foreign university in Budapest.

Asia

Pakistani pupils return to school in Swat amid atmosphere of fear

A Human Rights Watch report has found that attacks by the Taliban and other armed groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan.