The News Minute

Replacing UGC will adversely impact higher education in India: Yechury writes to Modi
The News Minute
Communist Party of India-Marxist chief Sitaram Yechury has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over how the government's plan to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) with a new body would adversely affect higher ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 00:16

Eyewitness News

Limpopo Basic Education Dept urges parents to educate kids about contraceptives
Eyewitness News
JOHANNESBURG – The Limpopo Basic Education Department has urged parents to play a role in educating their children on the importance of contraceptives. The plea comes as 27 pupils at the Moluatsi Secondary School outside Polokwane are pregnant.

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 02:17

Economic Times

Private equity firm Gaja Capital turns a page with $25 mn in edtech co Educational Initiatives
Economic Times
New Delhi: Mid-market private equity firm Gaja Capital has invested $25 million (about ₹172 crore) in Ahmedabad- and Bengaluru-based educational technology company Educational Initiatives, marking its eighth investment from its third fund. Gopal Jain ...

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 23:05

The Japan Times

Japanese prosecutors raid JAXA facilities in connection with second education ministry bribes case
The Japan Times
Prosecutors suspect the former executive, Koji Taniguchi, 47 — who has already been arrested and indicted for alleged complicity in another bribery scandal involving a different senior education official — plied Kawabata with ¥1.4 million worth of ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 02:32

ThePrint

Number of women enrolling in higher education rises 1350 per cent in 7 years
ThePrint
Post-graduate and M.Phil. are dominated by women, but the nature of courses they're studying hasn't changed much over the years. New Delhi: The number of women enrolling themselves for higher education in India has risen by a jaw-dropping 1,350 per ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 06:47

The Guardian

Report: Education Dept. Will End 'Gainful' Rules
Inside Higher Ed
The Education Department plans to eliminate rather than revise Obama-era rules that required for-profit and vocational programs to prove that they are preparing graduates for gainful employment, according to a memorandum obtained by The New York ...
Vandals set education secretary Betsy DeVos's $40m yacht freeThe Guardian
Betsy DeVos' Department of Education to curb college loan forgiveness, cutting estimated $13 billion in relief for ...ABC News
Someone Vandalized Betsy DeVos's $40-Million YachtTownandCountrymag.com
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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 03:05

Forbes

South Africa's Quest To Fix Education Involves An Unlikely Partner
Forbes
The mission is crystal clear: Improve the quality of education across an entire country. How? By providing school principals of under-resourced primary and secondary schools across South Africa with a new relationship that helps to lead change. The ...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 19:45

Business Line

'Education in India lacks innovation, quality'
Business Line
"India lacks in innovation and quality in education and to make a difference we have brought together the Vice-Chancellors and Directors of various universities," said Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, while speaking at a national ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 02:11

Reality Show Fame Is More Lucrative Than an Oxford or Cambridge Education
BloombergQuint
Earlier this summer, it emerged that more Britons applied to appear on the show than to study at Oxford and Cambridge, which top the Times Higher Education world university rankings. The hit program is now in its fourth season and draws in 2.7 million ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 01:11

The Guardian

UK student satisfaction continues to fall amid debt and strikes
The Guardian
A number of smaller institutions received a 100% satisfaction rating from their students, including Ashton sixth form college in greater Manchester, which offers higher and adult education courses. Students in England appeared least happy with their ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:06

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