On Day 1, MBBS counselling fails to take off amid row over cap on fee

With the state’s department of medical education and research failing to release the seat distribution and fee structure for MBBS admission till Friday late evening, Baba Farid University for Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, the nodal agency, did not start the first round of scheduled counselling. There are 1,025 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges. BFUHS had uploaded the merit list on its website, but MBBS seats and fee in three private medical colleges including Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, are not uploaded….

Read More

Three education schemes merged under new name

Representative image PANAJI: Following a decision by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry, three of the central government’s programmes— Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher Education (STE)—will be merged in Goa as well. The merged body will be known as Goa Samagraha Shiksha Abhiyan, said Nagaraj Honnekeri, who has been appointed the project director of this body. Schemes under the three centrally-sponsored programmes will now be implemented by this body from the academic year 2018-19 onwards. While SSA promoted improvement of quality…

Read More

Education key to development, Lungisa tells rally

Lungisa called on the crowd to support one another to define their struggle. This article is reserved for registered HeraldLIVE readers. Simply register at no cost to proceed. If you’ve already registered, simply sign in. Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details. [“Source-heraldlive”]

Read More

Education cuts ring alarm bells for regional areas

Regional and rural participation and attainment in higher education is significantly lower than in metropolitan centres. This matters, because we need a highly-skilled workforce to meet the demands and opportunities of the new knowledge economy just as much as we do in our major cities. So when the ABC uncovers via a Freedom of Information  request that the federal government’s own department estimates the funding freeze imposed on universities will substantially and disproportionately impact universities such as La Trobe – which are committed to delivering higher education in the regions – alarm…

Read More

The returns from education in India’s job market

Data show that while the earnings premium at higher levels of education has gone up sharply during the 21st century, the premium at lower levels of education has not. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The returns from education in India’s job market have climbed steeply since the turn of the 21st century, an analysis of the three rounds of the quinquennial employment survey by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) show. In 1999-2000, a graduate would earn 2.4 times the salary drawn by workers who had completed their schooling till class VIII….

Read More

HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

  Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan. The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to the bank. The anticipated $300 million donor-funded World Bank project, Education Quality Reform in Afghanistan (EQRA), is to be submitted for approval to the World Bank’s executive board in the coming weeks. A…

Read More

Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, according to Crunchbase. The latest round will go into helping shape the BB-8 maker into an education-first company. “The recent round of funding has currently raised $12 million, and we anticipate at the time of final closing…

Read More

JAC 10th result: Jharkhand board says matric pass percentage lowest since 2006, boys outdo girls

The Jharkhand matriculation, or class 10 results, declared on Tuesday witnessed the lowest pass percentage since 2006, with just 59.48% of over four lakh students clearing the exams this year. Of the 4,28,379 students who took the exam at 954 centres across the state, only 2,54,830 have passed, the Jharkhand Academic Council, which declared the JAC 10th result, said. “We will review the reasons of falling pass percentage,” JAC chairperson Arvind Prasad Singh said. Former education secretary AP Singh, who is currently on training, said, “Prima facie it seems strict…

Read More

How to Prepare for a Return to School

A lot of professionals aspire to pursue a higher degree or return to school to study something new. There are a lot of reasons behind this decision, including the possibility of a career push and a chance to make a shift to a new field. There are a lot of programs to choose from too. Top universities are even making their online courses available to more students. What many professionals don’t realize is that returning to school can be a challenge on its own. Choosing the Right Course The first…

Read More

‘Millions missing out’: aid fails to make the grade on early years education

 A child at school in Lebanon. Researchers found donors are deterred from spending on pre-school learning because its benefits are less immediate. Photograph: Hussein Baydoun/Theirworld Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s development is being targeted on pre-school education, according to a report that warns spending is imbalanced and short-sighted. While global funding for early childhood development has grown in recent years, almost all of this investment – 95% – has been channelled towards health and nutrition initiatives. Donors are deterred from spending on pre-school education, the report…

Read More