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Niger higher education may change after violent demonstrations

Students in Niger will get the higher education changes they have been demonstrating about for the past week. The mass protests that took place in the capital city, Niamey, saw 313 arrests made and 109 people injured – while one

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Foreign university falls foul of new Hungarian law

The Hungarian parliament has given the green light to legislation that could mean the closure of a popular foreign university campus. The country is exerting tighter regulation over its foreign seats of higher education, and now requires that they must

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Participant numbers discrepancy in recent teachers’ strike in Poland

A teachers’ strike over pay and conditions took place across Poland on 31st March. The Polish Teachers’ Association – the largest teaching union in the country – organised the demonstration. Amongst its demands are a ten per cent salary increase,

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Guinea teachers’ strike over pay turns violent

A teacher’s strike over salary cuts in Guinea led to the deaths of five people, says the government. Protests in the capital, Conakry, came about after the government announced cuts to the salaries of junior teachers as well as a

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President calls for students to get back to class

For some time now, university students in South Africa have been demanding free education. Demonstrations and violence have been carried out in the name of the protest, with the most recent disorder being students from Wits University being involved in

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More demonstrations over tuition fees in Chile

Police in the Chilean capital, Santiago, this week broke up another demonstration against a proposed piece of education legislation. Students in Chile have been demanding tuition-free university education since 2011 and, despite promising reform of the sector, the country’s president,

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