UN

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school

Globally, over 260 million people have no access to education; this failure requires a collective international response

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school

Education

Governments get 'F' over world's severe education crisis

One in five children in the world do not finish primary school and 100 million cannot read.

Education

Kenya's top university closes after violent clashes

Student protests draw anti-riot police, disturbing normal functioning of one of the country's oldest institutions.

University of Nairobi closes after violent clashes

Africa

South Sudan schoolgirls resisting early marriage

More than half of girls in South Sudan drop out of school before the age of 18. Many come under pressure from their families to get married.

Nigeria

Boko Haram: No school for millions of Nigerian children

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Africa

Teachers face suspension over videos of abuse in South Africa

School children in South Africa are using their mobile phones to record attacks in class by some teachers.

Middle East

Qatar-Gulf crisis disrupts students education

One of the consequences of the Qatar-Gulf crisis has been the disruption to the education of more than 200 Qatari students, who have not been allowed to continue studying in Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE since June.

Opinion

How segregated America made Trump inevitable

Racial and social segregation has built Trump's electorate and the dominant white narrative it subscribes to.

Donald Earl Collins

by Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

Education

Marking International Literacy Day in a digital world

As world becomes digital, access to technologies presents new possibilities and challenges when it comes to literacy.

Marking International Literacy Day in a digital world

Africa

DRC schools hit hard as teachers strike over poor pay

The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.

Africa

Kenya says arson caused deadly fire in school

Education minister confirms reports of attacks around the country, including in Mombasa and Kisumu besides Nairobi.

Kenya: Arson caused fire that killed nine schoolgirls

Education

Sir Ken Robinson's education revolution

Education expert Sir Ken Robinson argues that we should radically rethink how we educate our children.

Europe

Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Pakistani-born Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, accepted by Oxford University.

Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Africa

New initiative to try to keep South Africa's children safe

Communities affected by gang violence hoping the old adage 'safety in numbers' will work on the school run.

Asia

Kabul's American University students defiant despite violence

The American University of Afghanistan has held a graduation ceremony despite killings and kidnappings over the past year.