Even though India boasts of universalisation of primary education, with almost 100 per cent Gross Enrolment Rate (2014-15), quality of education in the last decade has gone down. While ASER 2008 revealed that 50.6 per cent grade 3 children in India could read a grade 1 text, this number reduced to 42.5 per cent
We live in an age marked by the return of right-wing, anti-democratic ethno-nationalism, and by the rise of anti-intellectualism. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that the world’s oldest academic institution is facing dangerous criticism from the demagogic far right.
Rambling speeches and bad writing litter our lives. If talk is cheap, it’s because the supply usually exceeds the demand. But the best words, the right words, fit snugly enough to keep out windy disquisitions.
Over 600 students at a university in the United States were given the gift of a lifetime on the day they graduated. Most students are often given a car by their parents as a gift for getting their degree, or a holiday abroad. But these students got much, much more than that. A billionaire philanthropist and his entire family decided they would pay off
Recent data demonstrates a strong upward trend and several international education providers are queuing to tap into the Indian student market. This is only likely to grow as India grapples with the crisis it is facing in its own higher education space.
The Bett Global Education Council, a hub for education leaders to carry the global sector into the future and beyond, was recently announced by Jose Papa, Chairman of Bett Global Series. Papa made the announcement on the first day of Bett MEA 2019, the leading EdTech event in the Middle East and Africa, which took place recently in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), affirmed that the students are the pillar and foundation of the University of Sharjah for whom the university exploits all its potential and energies to build them scientifically and behaviourally.
The final exams for the academic year 2018-2019 are scheduled to start on Wednesday 19 June for students from grades 1 to 12 in the governmental and private schools following the Ministry’s curriculum. The examinations will continue until June 30 for grades 11-12 of the general and advanced streams and the 9 and 10 Elite stream.
Yes, by science, we can overcome the impossible, and education can help overcome difficulties, even if it’s life-threatening, such as cancer.