Month: February 2021

65% lower-middle-income countries slashed education budgets after Covid-19 outbreak: World Bank



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Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank.

UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring report compilation

The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In order to understand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample

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Education sector deserved better



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Education sector deserved better

The overarching message coming out of the recently presented Union budget was to be healthy and become self-reliant, or Atmanirbhar. While the significance of health can never be denied, in the socio-economic milieu that we live in today, ‘education’ is deemed more important towards becoming selfreliant. It is unfortunate, however, that the budget failed to appreciate the potency of the health-education combination as an effective weapon to become self-reliant and overcome economic distress. The neglect of the crucial backward- forward development linkages of education in this year’s union budget is reflective

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Ex-deputy education minister questions rationale in reopening schools next week, notes Sarawak’s refusal despite better Covid-19 situation than Klang Valley

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to postpone reopening schools by two weeks even though its Covid-19 status was better than heavily-populated states in the peninsula.. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to postpone reopening schools by two weeks even though its Covid-19 status was better than heavily-populated states in the peninsula.. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — The Education Ministry must explain how it concluded that schools could safely reopen nationwide from tomorrow — even in Covid-19 red zones — when Sarawak has opted to delay this, said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.

The former deputy minister of education noted that the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has chosen to

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Strategic Education, Inc (STRA) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Strategic Education, Inc (NASDAQ:STRA)
Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Feb 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to Strategic Education’s Fourth Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call.

I will now turn the call over to Terese Wilke, Manager of Investor Relations for Strategic Education. Mrs. Wilke, please go ahead.

Terese WilkeManager, Investor Relations

Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Strategic Education’s conference call, in which we will discuss fourth quarter 2020

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After Maszlee, former deputy education minister next to mull lawsuit over ‘communism in History textbook’ slander

Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who made the malicious claim. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who made the malicious claim. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching has today denied influencing the Form 4 History textbook to allegedly “glorify communism”, after she was accused of being responsible of doing so in an Umno Youth forum last night.

The DAP MP said she is considering to sue Datuk Yazid Othman, the deputy chairman of a secretariat opposing the textbook who

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