POVERTY IN OIL RICH NIGERIA: The Ruling Elites Wage Class War on Public Education

To the Nigerian ruling class, education is a commodity that must be bought and sold in the market for those who can afford it, and not a tool for development.

POVERTY IN OIL RICH NIGERIA: The Ruling Elites Wage Class War on Public Education

Despite all the crocodile tears shed by Nigeria’s ruling elites about the country’s abysmal reading culture and declining education standards, the glaring fact is that they have overseen the demise of public education.

Student loans a headache, says Tanzania prime minister

Tanzania's Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda said that apart from the loans challenge, there are other factors facing the country's education sector and called upon education stakeholders to join hands with government in addressing them.

Student loans a headache, says Tanzania prime minister

The Tanzanian government has called upon education experts in the country to recommend better ways of financing students of higher learning institutions, saying the current system connot be sustained.

Cameroon’s Baka Pygmies Seek Identity and Education

According to a 2007 report on the Cameroon civil status system by the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD), Cameroon faces a real problem of not fulfilling every child’s right to a name and nationality.

Cameroon’s Baka Pygmies Seek Identity and Education

Kokpa Pascale Moangue, a Baka Pygmy in southeastern Cameroon, has given his children the one thing he always longed for, but his parents could not give him – an education. And he was able to achieve it by obtaining a simple piece of paper: a birth registration certificate.

TANZANIA: Teachers decry exposure of children to alcohol

Alcohol has been one of the major causes of poverty in many families, communities and also a major source of gender violence, said Mary Ngahyoma, chairperson of Tanzania Girl Guides Association.

TANZANIA: Teachers decry exposure of children to alcohol

Women teachers in Morogoro municipality have urged parents and guardians to stop sending children to buy them alcohol in bars and shops.