Category Archives: Education

Mobile-based solutions can strengthen human capital gains disrupted by COVID-19 in developing countries

Almost nine in ten children in sub-Saharan Africa are learning poor, in that they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10. The pandemic is worsening this “learning crisis”, especially for poor and vulnerable households that lack access to online resources. The potential for leveraging smartphones in development has so far remained largely untapped, but recent trends Read More

New list of richest people in China shows rise of the ‘green’ billionaire

China’s push to decarbonize its economy by 2060—a target President Xi Jinping announced at the United Nations in September 2020—has driven a surge in wealth for the country’s green entrepreneurs, according to the Hurun Rich List, which tracks the wealth of China’s entrepreneurs.. “A boom in new energy entrepreneurs, sparked by carbon reduction targets, as well as a spate of new listings of Read More

Lockdown2 – When will NTA release NEET 2020 and JEE Main admit cards?

NEW DELHI: Addressing the nation on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to extend the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown for 19 days till May 3. The extension has prompted medical and engineering students to ask when the National Testing Agency, or NTA, will release the admit cards for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate (NEET UG) and Read More

National Education Policy back to drawing board after PM review, to be tweaked further

NEW DELHI: The Human Resource Development Ministry’s proposal to revamp the higher education regulatory regime is back to the drawing board after a detailed review of the draft national education policy by the Prime Minister this week. ET has reliably gathered that each issue of the policy was discussed threadbare at the PM’s review meeting on February 19. Several tough questions, sources Read More

Avoid these mistakes while getting an education loan

If your course costs you 15 lakh, you must calculate boarding and other living expenses and decide your loan amount so as to not borrow more than you require as it will make repayment easier. Representative Image  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images KEY HIGHLIGHTS Avoid going with the first lender. Shop around for the lowest interest, compare interest rate and other Read More

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How women created some of the world’s biggest education tech companies

The Department for Education has unveiled plans to build “the best edtech ecosystem in the world”. Photograph: John Birdsall/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Everything’s going digital, and that includes education. From homework management apps to virtual reality geometry lessons, there’s plenty on offer from companies competing for a slice of the sizeable global market for online learning. Education technology (edtech) exports Read More

Budget 2019: New education policy on anvil, says Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will bring a new national educational policy and ₹400 crore has been provided for world class institutions. Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, she said a draft legislation for higher education commission will be presented. India has potential to become educational hub, she said while proposing Study Read More

‘Education is Under Fire’ in Afghanistan, the U.N. Children’s Agency Says

Schools in Afghanistan saw the number of attacks triple in a year, according to UNICEF, stoking further concern of deteriorating security and access to education in the country. According to a report released Monday, there were 192 attacks on schools in 2018, up from 68 in 2017. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore called the attacks senseless, adding that “education is under fire” Read More

Eastern Innovation Spree: Indian Schools Are Making Students The ‘Technology Drivers’

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi met with students from the Russian educational centre Sirius and talented Indian children. Over the years, technology has touched every aspect of human life. And the education system is a significant part of it. The importance of technology today has reached such a level that it is getting imperative for students to learn about the Read More

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‘It’s dangerous’: full chaos of funding cuts in England’s schools revealed

The impact of the funding crisis in England’s schools is laid bare in a Guardian investigation that reveals a system falling apart at the seams, with teachers covering for canteen staff and cleaners while essential funds are raised by parent donations and “charity” non-uniform days. Teachers and parents who responded to a Guardian callout complained there was not enough money even for basics Read More