Development Vs Education? Metro Threatens 90-Year-Old School In Chennai

  The 90-year-old Good Shepherd Convent in Chennai could lose a major part of its sprawling campus if the Metro authorities have their way. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has issued a notice alerting the Good Shepherd Convent of its plans to acquire 3,590 square metres of land to build the Sterling Road Station as part of its phase-II network. This would result in the school losing its playground, stadium gallery and a junior block housing classes up to 5. The school management has obtained a stay from the…

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Development of nation associated with concepts such as education

MANGALURU: Future development of any nation is associated with concepts such as education, globalisation and economic competencies from which whole set of national development index is determined. Today’s graduates are tomorrow’s backbone of nation. They are the templates of future national development with planned progress, noted Tsuyomo Ikenoue, president, University of Miyazaki, Japan here on Saturday. Delivering the 8th annual convocation of Nitte (deemed to be university) at Kshema campus, Deralakatte, Ikenoue said global education has many components like demographic systems, knowledge exchange and appearance of new information and communication, diffusion of personal ability with cognitive…

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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”]

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What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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Literacy vital for democratic, social, and economic development

To mark the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, governments and organisations around the world are mobilising to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies.   In light of this year’s theme, “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”, UNESCO has reiterated that literacy is an essential element ofSustainable Development Goal 4. This aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults. EI: Importance…

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