A Twitter user who goes by the alias of “Judge the Ripper” launched a survey seeking approval for a measure he and his wife allegedly devised to buy their 12-year-old daughter a cell phone.
This generation of students now risks losing US$ 17 trillion in lifetime earnings in present value, or about 14% of today’s global GDP, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures, according to a new report published today by the World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF. The new projection reveals that the impact is more severe than previously thought, and far exceeds the US$ 10 trillion estimates released in 2020.
Argentina's Health Ministry has called for tenders to purchase a large assortment of items, including 10,000 wooden human penises for educational purposes, it was reported.
The Falkland Islands government has congratulated students and teachers for the success achieved in this year's General Certificate of Secondary Education, GCSE, exams which open the way to continue tertiary studies overseas, and a greater autonomous future for the Islands.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro enacted a law to exempt schools from having to meet a minimum number of school days amid the Covid-19 pandemic, making this academic year more flexible.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from Jun 1 - as long as infection rates stay low.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the World Health Organisation encourages homosexuality and masturbation among young children, his latest clash with an organization whose advice on social distancing and other anti-coronavirus measures he has repeatedly questioned.
With conferences cancelled and revenues hit because of a lack of rent from student accommodation, Britain's universities are reeling from the global coronavirus pandemic. Schools have already lost millions of pounds thanks to enforced closures under lockdown, and things could get worse still.
University entrance exams to be taken by 300,000 students around Chile were disrupted in some cities by fresh protests over inequality and elitism, with some students blocking access to test sites and burning exam papers.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose Conservative Party trounced Labour in last month's elections, has vowed to strike new trade deals with countries outside Europe after Britain's departure from the European Union.