Category: education

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Q&A: The truth of free training for all in Ghana

Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education system, including restructuring primary and secondary education and introducing vocational classes. In September 2017, the Ghanaian government made secondary education free, with President Nana…

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Israel withdraws from UN tradition and training body

Israel has filed notice to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organisation’s criticism of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said on Friday that she deeply regretted…

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How Israel occupies training in East Jerusalem

Occupied East Jerusalem – The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school’s walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children’s wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent Israeli raid on the school. At the start of the school year, Israel began targeting Zahwat al-Quds -…