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Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Kuda - Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria.

Talks fail between Polish government, striking teachers

Warsaw - Poland's conservative government and teacher unions on Tuesday announced the breakdown of talks meant to bring an end to a national strike for higher wages, putting a question mark over upcoming school exams.

Polish teachers stage open-ended strike for wage hike

Warsaw - Classrooms remained empty across Poland on Monday as kindergarten, primary and secondary school teachers launched an indefinite national strike for higher wages, a move that challenges the right-wing government in an election year.

'Edtech' boom transforms how Indian kids learn

Mumbai - From a multi-billion-dollar education startup to wired-up mannequins, technology is helping to revolutionise the way Indian schoolchildren are learning -- provided their parents can afford it.

College founded by Le Pen family scion targeted by vandals

Lyon - The political science college founded by France's Marion Marechal, a scion of the Le Pen dynasty who has been tipped as a future leader of the far right, was vandalised on Tuesday night, the school said.

South Korea professor forced students to write daughter's thesis: report

Seoul - A Seoul university professor forced students to write her daughter's thesis to gain entry to an elite dental school, a government report revealed Tuesday, the latest scandal to hit South Korea's hyper-competitive education system.

In Turkey, small sums spell success as Syria kids go back to school

Adana - Like many students of her age, 16-year-old refugee Fatmeh dreams of becoming a doctor. And a modest monthly sum of less than 10 euros could make all the difference.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Dubai - A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

'Made by war criminals': plan for Japanese labels in S. Korea

Seoul - South Korea's foreign minister has intervened over a provincial proposal to apply stickers to some Japanese-made items in schools as "made by a Japanese firm responsible for war crimes".

Venezuela struggles with blackout as government claims sabotage

Caracas - Venezuela's government struggled to cope Friday with a massive electricity blackout that paralyzed much of the country as President Nicolas Maduro blamed the chaos on US sabotage.

Liberal victory sets Estonia on course for first woman PM

Tallinn - Estonia was on track Monday for its first woman prime minister after the opposition liberal Reform party won a general election, outpacing the governing centre-left and a surging far-right party drawing on support from hurting rural voters.

Eurosceptic far right challenges mainstream in Estonia vote

Tallinn - Estonians voted in a general election Sunday with the centre-left coalition fighting for survival in a duel with its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state.

Swastikas and statues, SE Asia's fixation with Nazi iconography

Bangkok - Thai teen idol Namsai feared being booted from her band after a photo of her wearing a t-shirt with a Nazi swastika went viral, but without the uproar she says she would have remained ignorant about the offensive implications of her fashion choices.

Estonia votes as far-right surge challenges mainstream

Tallinn - Estonians vote Sunday in a general election with the centre-left coalition duelling its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state.

Pupils learn military discipline in Brazil school scheme

Bras - It was the beginning of a new school year and the group of 13- and 14-year-olds listened with a mixture of surprise and curiosity as the sergeant told them the rules have changed.

Morocco security forces use water cannon to break up demo

Rabat - Moroccan security forces fired water cannon at public school teachers demonstrating in Rabat on Wednesday, wielding batons to block their route to the royal palace and injuring dozens, AFP correspondents said.

China province defends ban on Tibetan lessons

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Monday defended a ban on schoolchildren attending informal Tibetan language classes taught by Buddhist monks in western China, as religious and cultural freedoms in the country come under increasing pressure.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Bulgaria adopts apprenticeships in scramble for workers

- Vladislav Nikolov, with shy youthful looks and sporting neat work overalls, belongs to a rare breed in Bulgaria: Apprentices.

Honduras police clash with students demanding president's ouster

Tegucigalpa - Police in Honduras fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters who blocked a major road in the capital Tegucigalpa as they called for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who just finished the first year of his second term.

Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

Bejing - Oxford University has decided to forgo further funding from Chinese tech giant Huawei as scrutiny grows in Europe over the telecom company's relationship with the Beijing government.

Egypt university overturns expulsion of student over hug

Apo - An Egyptian university has overturned its decision to expel a male student over hugging his female friend on campus, in an incident that sparked controversy in the conservative country.

Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Monday overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country's top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour.

Students, police clash in Athens over teacher appointments

Atenas - Police in Athens used tear gas on Monday to disperse students and teachers protesting against changes in the way educators are appointed in the public school system.

Egypt university expels female student for hugging male friend

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation.

New Brazil government cancels controversial school book changes

Bras - Brazil's education ministry on Wednesday announced it had cancelled controversial changes school textbooks, including a provision that said they no longer needed to highlight the country's ethnic diversity, after the proposals led to an outcry.

Kids in Iraq camps dream big, but can't enroll in school

Al Hamdaniyah - Maareb has big dreams, but she may never get to realise them. Every day, when her friends attend class in the Iraqi displacement camp they call home, she stays behind.

In Pakistan public education suffocates under surging population

- At the Tanjai Cheena school in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into makeshift classrooms where plastic tarps serve as walls and electricity is sparse, as a surging population overstretches the country's fragile education system.

Albanian students revolt over tuition costs

Tirana - Thousands of Albanian university students took to Tirana's streets on Tuesday for their biggest show of strength yet in a protest movement demanding lower tuition fees and more investment in public education.
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Educational institutions are facing stiff competition from online learning platforms.
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