Resignation of Harvard President amid Allegations of Anti-Semitism and Plagiarism Suspicions

Claudine Gay, president of Harvard University, was criticized for her ambiguous attitude towards anti-Semitism, and then was caught up in the plagiarism scandal. Under pressure from many quarters, she recently resigned from her post as president of Harvard University, making it the shortest tenure in the history of Harvard University.


Anti-Semitic Rhetoric Sparks Controversy, Prompts Resignation of University of Pennsylvania President


The Israeli-Palestinian war has led to a surge in anti-Semitism on the campuses of three U.S. universities, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After the three presidents attended a congressional hearing on campus anti-Semitism on the 5th of this month, Ivy League University of Pennsylvania President McGill resigned on the 9th.


Cell Phone Ban in NZ Schools Within 100 Days

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon said on December 1st, he would ban the use of cell phones in school, in an attempt to save the country's literacy rate from plummeting.

Christopher Luxon has announced that he will ban cell phones in schools during his first 100 days in office. The move will discourage disruptive behavior and help students focus.


Two-thirds of refugee children in Armenia enrolled in school, efforts must now focus on expanding access to education for all children

More than 21,000 school-aged children arrived in Armenia following an escalation of hostilities in their communities one month ago, 1 in 3 remain without access to education



India: World Bank Approves $255.5 Million to Improve Technical Education Benefitting 350,000 Students Each Year

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23, approved a $255.5 million loan to help India improve the quality of its technical education and provide more career opportunities to students. Over the next five years, the project will support around 275 government-run technical institutions in selected states across the country, benefitting more than 350,000 students each year.


The World Bank Approves Funding to Help Niger Improve Its Education System

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23 approved US$230 million in additional financing for the Niger Learning Improvement for Results in Education Project (LIRE), which aims to help the government of Niger improve access to education; quality of teaching and learning environments; and strengthen education planning and management in Niger.


Freedom of the press under attack worldwide

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File photo of UN Secretary-General António Guterres (on screen) holding a virtual press conference.


90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries are offline - UNICEF

On International Day of Girls in ICT, new analysis warns that girls* are being left behind in an increasingly connected world.



Conflict in eastern DRC is having a devastating impact on children’s education

Insecurity has disrupted the education of three-quarters of a million children in 2022 and early 2023, according to the latest UNICEF data.

The education of around 750,000 children has been disrupted in two most conflict-affected provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


World Bank Approves $900 Million to Support Critical Governance Reforms and Girls’ Learning and Empowerment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As part of the World Bank’s deepened engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Board of Directors approved yesterday a $500 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) in support of critical economic governance reforms, together with a $400 million Girls’ Learning and Empowerment project that will strengthen the quality and access to secondary schools in DRC, with a special focus on keeping adolescent girls in school. Both projects are financed by the International Development Association.