Tag: students

Education International calls for the immediate release of students kidnapped by a jihadist group

On December 13, at least 600 young people were kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria. Education International, the global trade union federation representing educators, has joined the international community in demanding the safe release of the 300 teenagers who are still in custody. Education […]

Scottish students show positive attitudes towards others in OECD PISA 6

According to the recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Volume 6 report, Scottish students are among the top achievers in the area of understanding and appreciating the perspective of others based on responses. They have positive attitudes towards immigrants and do well in some related areas. Volume […]

Union works to halt teacher dismissals, resume salary payments, and ensure safety of students and teachers

In Nepal, an education union has highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges. These include non-payment of teacher salaries by some private school employers, the psychological impact of the lockdown on students, and the challenges of online teaching. As Nepal came to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, one issue that confronted […]

Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarship Fund makes a difference for African students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Five recipients of the Education International scholarship fund in honour of Mary Hatwood Futrell, founding President of EI (1993 – 2004), write about their opportunities and plans after receiving their advanced degrees in education. More than a decade ago, Mary and EI established the scholarship fund to help students undertaking education studies at Masters level. […]