Education could save Somalia from violent extremism

Somalia’s 30 year-old civil unrest has almost completely destroyed the country’s educational system, affecting the future of millions of school-aged children but now it seems that educating its youth, who make up over 70% of the country’s population, offers a peaceful future. This year, 27,000 students from 120 secondary schools sat

France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

The French parliament voted to ban smartphones and tablets from schools. France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during instruction hours since 2010, but the new ban prohibits students aged 3 to 15 from even bringing their devices to school, according to Mashable. And for those 15 years and

Somalia’s prime minister sacks education minister – state radio

Somalia’s prime minister has sacked the country's minister of education but gave no reason, the state-run radio reported. “Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre today, 26 July 2018, issued a decree sacking Honourable Abdirahman Dahir Osman from his post of minister of education,” Radio Mogadishu reported quoting a decree from the

These are Somalia’s 2018 top 10 learners

Somalia's education ministry on Wednesday (25 July) released the results of the country's Unified National Secondary School Examinations conducted earlier this year. According to the ministry, the number of students examined has steadily grown across the country in the last three years, from 20,000 students in 2016, 23,000 in 2017 to

At 28 only, she is Kenya’s youngest PhD holder

At only 28, Purity Ngina has become Kenya's youngest Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduate. Dr Ngina, as she is now known, received her PhD in Biomathematics from Strathmore University late last month. She hails from the country's central Nyeri region and achieved the tremendous success despite hailing from low income family and

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