[EGYPT] Much is at stake: If schools continue to churn out mediocre graduates, the high youth unemployment will most likely worsen. An improved education system, on the other hand, holds out the promise of producing citizens who can build a prosperous democracy at the heart of the Arab world.
“We’re sure that this is an important period in Egypt’s history,” says Mohammed Srogy, a new public relations adviser at the Ministry of Education. “We believe that education is the gateway for the renaissance of Egypt.”
MEXICO CITY — A plan to overhaul Mexico’s public education system has been ratified by 18 of the country’s 31 states, allowing it to be enacted by President Enrique Pena Nieto, officials confirmed Wednesday.
The law, which is backed by Pena Nieto and was approved by Congress in December, calls for creation of a professional system for hiring, evaluating and promoting teachers without the “discretionary criteria” currently used in a system where teaching positions are often bought or inherited.
[INDIA] The National council of teacher education (NCTE) has taken an initiative to reform and revamp teaching education system in the country. Following the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education-2009, the government is now gearing up to reform the teaching education system with an aim to improve the quality of procedures and practices. Following the exercise, all courses of teacher education like BEd, MEd, NTT (Nursery Teachers Training), BPEd and MPEd will get revised.
[TUNISIA] A three-day national conference on how to reform Tunisia’s educational system will kick off tomorrow in the Tunisian capital.
Experts in education, members of various civil society organizations and political parties, and a high number of parents will attend the conference.
The event will discuss the way forward regarding the necessary reforms that the Tunisian educational system should implement.
According to Khaled Chabbi, the spokesman for the Ministry of Education, the goal is to “highlight the existing defects from which the current Tunisian educational system is suffering, and review its methodology in light of results learned throughout previous attempts at reforms.”
All public and private schools in Quebec will have to adopt an anti-bullying, anti-violence plan under Bill 56, presented Wednesday in the provincial legislature by Education Minister Line Beauchamp.
The minister also announced a major media campaign against bullying, in partnership with publicly owned Tele-Quebec, and Quebecor Inc., urging people to be “ordinary heroes” by standing up to bullies.
"Bullying doesn’t start at 8 a.m. and doesn’t finish at 4 p.m.," the minister said, adding that everyone has to get involved and the new policy will extend to cyber bullying as well.