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Arab Education is in Intensive Care

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah I was prompted to write this short essay after reading the recently issued report issued by the Ranking Web of Universities which put Arab universities at the tail end of international ranking, which is not only embarrassing but shameful as well.

An Open Letter to First Lady Chantal Biya: The Anglophone Crisis

AFP photo   By Joseph Besong   The First Lady of Cameroon H.E Madam Chantal Biya has been presented with an open letter. Biya’s deaf ear to calls from the religious, traditional, and politicians has caused others to try another option, that of passing through the first lady. Below is the open letter.

Cameroon President’s speech fails to address the nation

Bertrand Guay/AFP   By Joseph Besong Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, has been at the helm of power for more than three decades. Many believe Cameroon is a haven of peace in Africa and the world at large. Recent unrest in the minority English region of Cameroon is an indication that things are not […]

Human Rights

Reuters photo   By Muhammad Shoaib Khan It is our home, it is our destiny. Heal the world and make it a better place for living.

With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

Antonio Parrinello/Reuters   By Umberto Bacchi After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

QRC Okoyong, Cameroon celebrates its diamond jubilee

By Joseph Besong Queen of the Holy Rosary College (QRC) Okoyong was the first girls’ secondary school in Cameroon. QRC Okoyong was created by the Missionary sisters of Holy Rosary from Ireland in 1956. During this time the place of the female child in Cameroon was the kitchen while their male counterpart went to school […]

Turmoil in the Muslim world and a way forward

Reuters photo   By Shahper Hassan Religion had been put aside by the despotic rulers in Arab countries where we have witnessed the uprising, fighting and bloodshed which continues to this day.

The Cuban Lesson for a Desolate Nigeria

By Ogunniyi Abayomi His demise was announced via broadcast and print medium of communication globally on 26th November,2016.

The Impact of Politics and Culture on Pakistan’s Education System

Fayyaz Ahmed   By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Education is the indispensable need of every individual in the society. It is necessary for everyone to seek education. It does not mean holding a degree or cramming books, in fact it’s the knowledge and awareness about everything related to an individual, i.e. the society, culture, norms, values, […]

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Eric Thayer   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Dear Mr. Trump, First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and […]

Poetry

Nardus Engelbrecht/AP   By Chestlyn Draghoender

America’s poor are getting the shaft

Timothy A Clary/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In a few days, the ugliest and most distasteful presidential election in US history will be over and we will see which candidate won to preside over the US as president, an election that is all about groping and emails, making us the laughing stock of the […]

Our education is in the other room

By Prince Charles Dickson Over the week, I was busy with much on my table, I had to be at the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the AU, I had unfinished office business, and was reflecting on the fire that gutted my beloved University of Jos; I am an alumnus, and […]

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters   By Temesghen Debesai One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

Mind Enlightenment and Expansion through Education

Kresta Venning   By Nnaemeka Nwangene It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. The mind is like a garden; your thoughts are its seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Rising Hysteria – Youth Migration Challenges for Karachi

Shahid Ali   By Zeeshan A. Shah In 1947, Pakistan became a sovereign state. Since then, Karachi became the capital city and the tipping point for discovery, exploration, history and economics – the city of hope. Due to the high birth rate in Pakistan, similar to other low income high populated countries in the developing […]

Once upon a country- Diary, Misery or Myth?

By Ogunniyi Abayomi British imperialists likewise known as colonialists left the circle of power and administration after the declaration of Nigeria as an independent state on 1st October, 1960. A mild protest with an assumption of a controversial engagement between the Caucasian race and the citizens over the interest of what we have against what we […]

Tears of Shame

By Zeeshan A. Shah   If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children  – Dalai Lama     In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that […]

A well-rounded education

Hulton archive   By Hazel Speed So Grammar Schools are to be extended? What a mish-mash of diverse schooling we have in this Country. Like an a la carte menu in a dubious restaurant.

ActionAid Senegal and Youth Activists celebrate International Youth Day

By Alpha Jallow As youths constitutes the greatest portion of society, ActionAid Senegal believes that youth issues are at the heart of concerns of the authorities and community actors. Youth constitutes the largest segment of global society, making an intervention objective becoming a priority for policy makers or for international and national organizations. This formed […]

Leaders that cannot cook, cannot pray, and cannot plan

By Prince Charles Dickson   How do you make God laugh? Tell Him of any plans by Nigerian leaders It’s funny really, the things that bother us as people. To the fact that we were once the happiest people; add that to, the fact we are equally in the top tier of the most religious […]

Healing America’s Racial Divide

By Cynthia M. Lardner Deep-seated hatreds, prejudices and inequities as to African-Americans have divided America since the days of slavery. The United States has never accepted responsibility and atoned for the vestiges of slavery, with prejudice and the disparate treatment of African Americans continuing to this very day despite civil rights legislation dating back to […]

Indian students advised to fully engage in France

By Jose Kalathil French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, advised Indian students going to study in France to engage fully in their experience of France by “watching our movies and dancing to our music.” He was addressing a pre-departure orientation session for 250 students going to France at the French embassy in New Delhi.

Education enrolment in DRC increases by 9% in two years

By Darell Maurice In the space of two years, the enrolment rate for schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose from 16.5 to 18,000,000, an increase of nine percent.

British schools urged to fight FGM with novel and new lesson plan

James Akena/Reuters   By Umberto Bacchi Schools in Britain will be encouraged to teach students about female genital mutilation (FGM) to stop the practice which affects tens of thousands of girls in the country, the education minister said on Wednesday unveiling a lesson plan on the issue.

Sir Mark Tully: Legend of Journalism, Radio and the BBC

  An interview by Ratnesh Dwivedi    This was my first chance to meet Mark Tully in person. I had interviewed him before over the telephone for a community radio station I set up in my previous organization in 2014. A magnificent personality, an excellent welcome and polished Hindi makes Mark Tully what he was in […]

Distance Education In The Not Too Distant Future

By Ananya S Guha The other day when the board class ten results were declared a neighbour mentioned that her domestic help’s maid’s daughter had failed her examinations and the father beat the girl up.

Afghanistan: Number of internally displaced by conflict doubled to 1.2 million in just 3 years

Janus Engel   By Amnesty International The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remained trapped in their own country – where they live on the brink of survival, has dramatically doubled over the past three years, a new report by Amnesty International highlights.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Questioning the intelligent use of foreign aid: Diplomacy all the way

By Anant Mishra Introduction Not long ago, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of International Migrants Day said: “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future.”