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Public provisioning for child education needs a relook amid COVID pandemic: Study

New Delhi:With the nationwide lockdown gradually easing off but schools yet to open, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic looms large on children’s education.

Divine Foundation Trust launches mobile apps for health and education sector

Kolkata/IBNS: Divine Foundation and Charitable Trust has launched mobile phone applications named Vidyang App for complete paperless schooling and Medicure App which will provide end to end services regarding any health problems. 

Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief

New York: Education is a fundamental human right and an essential driver for peace and development, yet armed attacks targeting teachers, students and education facilities are on the rise, with some 11,000 incidents reported between 2015 and 2019, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday.

Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

New York: For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as the agency launched a new report outlining the limitations of remote learning and exposing the deep inequalities in access. 

COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth: ILO

Geneva: The COVID-19 crisis  is having a devastating effect on the education and training of young people.

PM Modi-led Cabinet nod for New Education Policy 2020

New Delhi/UNI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited New Education Policy 2020 that envisages major reforms in higher education, including target of 50 per cent gross enrollment ratio by 2035 and provision for multiple entry/exit.

Covid-19: Lessons interrupted

The student community is one of the hardest to be hit by the currant COVID-19 pandemic. An uncertain future looks in the face for many of them, finds Vanshika Lohia

Learning in the time of a pandemic: The divide that divides

It is three months since the first lockdown was announced due to Covid-19. Like all fields, the pandemic has affected the area of education too which has had to take recourse to online learning even from the primary school stage. But lack of universal availability of the electronic tools for learning, has also created a divide between the haves and have-nots. Anju Munshi probes

STEPapp gamifies learning for K-12 students; Amitabh Bachchan urge students to be self-reliant

Kolkata/IBNS: Apna kal khud banao’ (‘you should build your own future’) was veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan’s message to students during the recent unveiling of the gamified learning ed-tech app, called STEP-app, in Mumbai.

Ireland's Limerick Institute of Technology to offer Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Programme with Lufthansa

Kolkata/IBNS: Ireland based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in collaboration with Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) has launched a new course in aviation open to students all over the globe.

University of Mumbai

The University of Mumbai which was previously known as the University of Bombay, was established in 1857 and on broadly the same lines as the University of London. One of the oldest learning institutions of India it has produced notable alumni such as Homi Bhabha and B R Ambedkar.

Higher education can help in strengthening democracy, creating a just society'

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IBNS): Education, particularly higher education, has an important role to play in helping create a just society, and Australia and India through their strong collaboration in the field of education can help in strengthening democracy and overcoming the challenges faced in creating a balanced, equitable society, prominent speakers said here on Thursday.

Age and education affect job changes, study finds

New Delhi, July 7 (IBNS): New research reveals that people are more likely to change jobs when they are younger and well educated, though not necessarily because they are more open to a new experience.

Better education during childhood decreases risk of dementia in African Americans

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those who grew up in low-income rural areas, was significantly associated with the decrease in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older African Americans previously reported by the same research group.

Education is key to reduce child marriage: CRY

Patna, Oct 10 (IBNS): In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls across most of Indian states, Bihar continues to have a comparatively higher percentage of marriage before girls reach the legally prescribed age of 18 years.