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Kenyan teachers ask for more consultation time on new curriculum

Education officials in Kenya were planning to run a pilot scheme of the country’s new curriculum in May 2017 with a view to implementing it fully in January 2018. However, due to the syllabuses and materials not having yet been

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First school exam pass rate rise in South Africa since 2013

The South African Education Minster has announced an increase in the national school pass rate – the first rise for three years. Making the announcement on 11th January, Angie Motshekga also said that the number of students taking the examinations

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Upcoming curriculum reform in Turkey

The Turkish Education Ministry is preparing to reform the country’s education curriculum across all levels. It’s a large project and more than 50 different curricula will be taken into account. The aim is to simplify the current content, whilst encouraging

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New teachers’ charter fosters tolerance in the UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Education has unveiled a new Teachers’ Charter of Tolerance for schools and universities. The charter emphasises the importance of tolerance and equality across the different sectors of education and will be signed by school and university

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Teachers and parents say no to elimination of middle schools in Poland

On November 19th, thousands of teachers and parents held a demonstration in Warsaw, to protest against the government’s plan to get rid of Poland’s middle schools. From 2017, the Education Ministry wants to phase out the schools that serve students

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Procurement problems cause setbacks for Rwanda’s new curriculum

A new competence-based curriculum was launched in Rwandan schools this year to teach pupils real skills instead of using the previous theory-based model. The objective is to improve young people’s job prospects as the job market becomes more and more

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Significant revamp of UAE’s education system launched

The UAE has announced significant changes to its education system in order to ensure students are prepared for the future. A new training centre for teachers will be set up in order to ensure that the new curriculum will be

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Jamaica trains teachers on details of new curriculum

As part of its new National Standards Curriculum, the Jamaican Ministry of Education is set to begin training 12,000 new teachers about the new criteria. The new curriculum is the final part of the country’s Education System Transformation Programme and

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New curriculum in the pipeline for Kenyan schools

Educators in Kenya are setting out the timetable to introduce the new school curriculum.

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