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Campaigning closes by mid night Friday, ahead of Senegal’s second round presidential election between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and his former Prime Minister Macky Sall.
The standards of lawyers practicing in Nigeria continue to drop, says the Chief Judge of the capital, Abuja.
Justice Lawal Gummi has expressed disgust over the falling standards.‘’It is not only falling but falling at an alarming rate…The decorum in the courtroom is fading away,’’ Gummi said in a speech on Thursday.
With just few days to Senegal’s presidential runoff election on March 25th, the consortium of civil society groups has spoken of inadequate voter and civic education, as tens of thousands of voter cards are yet to be collected.
Fed up with “poor management” of public schools, Sierra Leone’s Education, Science and Technology Ministry is compelling high school principals to sign performance contracts.
The World Bank has called on African governments and their development aid donors “to do significantly more to prevent new HIV infections.”
In a new report, the World Bank warned that “without a dramatic reduction in infections, existing national treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS could become unsustainable over the coming years.”
Having access to quality education is the right of every child. But this right is not always respected or promoted in some places.
The current state of Ghana’s educational system is probably not anything good to write home about.
Last year, about 60 percent of Senior High School students failed their exams, while the results of the Junior High school exams were below average.
Teachers in Benin are continuing their strike, which is close to two months now.
Repeated calls and threats from the government of President Boni Yayi have all fallen on death ears, as the teachers insist that the government must give them a 25% pay increment.
Staffers of various colleges, including the state owned University of Sierra Leone known as Fourah Bay College have issued a 21-day strike notice.
Traditional harmful practices such as early and forced marriages are some of the major causes of girls dropping out school at an early age in many African societies.