Zimbabwe’s Education Minister formally launched a £12 million investment in girls’ education … that will enable 24,000 girls from the poorest rural families to enrol in and complete secondary school.
The investment from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) represents a major achievement for Camfed, which began in Zimbabwe in 1993 by supporting just 32 girls in two districts. The latest investment allows Camfed to provide four times as many secondary school bursaries as it currently offers and will increase its reach to 28 districts.
Zimbabwe’s Education Minister formally launched a £12 million investment in girls’ education on Wednesday that will enable 24,000 girls from the poorest rural families to enrol in and complete secondary school.
[United Kingdom] The head teachers’ union says it is increasingly concerned about internet bullying of teachers.
The NAHT says promising people could be forced out of the profession unless more is done to tackle the problem.
A help-line for teachers and other professionals who work with children has told the BBC about a third of its calls are about online attacks.
Laura Higgins, of the Professionals Online Safety Help-line, says parents are often to blame.
Ms Higgins said: “We have had incidents where teachers have been subjected to abuse for very long periods of time and have needed professional help on dealing with those issues.”
The UK’s education system is ranked sixth best in the developed world, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson.
The first and second places are taken by Finland and South Korea.
The rankings combine international test results and data such as graduation rates between 2006 and 2010.
… successful countries give teachers a high status and have a “culture” of education.
[UK] A sixth of teachers are spending up to £25 a month buying bread, fruit and snacks to feed pupils who turn up to school without having eaten breakfast, according to the findings of a survey.