Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since December. The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, capital of Kaduna state, in a region roamed by armed gangs, who… Read More Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

One dead as police clash with university students protesting over fees in South Africa

One person was killed on Wednesday after police fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of protesters at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, police and a student leader said. The students are demanding that those who owe the university up to 150,000 rand (an equivalent of $9,850) in fees still be allowed… Read More One dead as police clash with university students protesting over fees in South Africa

Armed bandits invade school, abduct students in northwest Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 317 schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria on Friday, police said. The mass abduction reportedly occurred on Thursday night with several parents confirming the abductions. The name of the school was given as Government Girls’ Secondary School. A surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread and worsening… Read More Armed bandits invade school, abduct students in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen attack school, abduct students in Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen abducted 27 students and some staff and their family members in an attack overnight on a secondary school in Nigeria’s Niger state, the state governor’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The assailants stormed the Government Science college in the Kagara district at around 2 a.m., overwhelming the school’s security detail, according to local residents.… Read More Gunmen attack school, abduct students in Nigeria

Amazon launches online academy to train students in India

Amazon.com Inc has launched an online academy to train students for one of India’s most competitive college entrance tests, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday, as it taps a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Amazon Academy”, available as a website and an Android smartphone app, will offer learning material, live lectures and… Read More Amazon launches online academy to train students in India

Indian state passes law abolishing Islamic schools

An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Wednesday passed a law abolishing state-run Islamic schools, saying they provided sub-standard education. Opposition politicians criticised the move and said it reflected the government’s anti-Muslim attitude in the Hindu-majority country. More than 700 of the government-funded religious schools, known as madrasas, in… Read More Indian state passes law abolishing Islamic schools

Ego Boyo, Shaibu Husseini, Ahmed Yerima return as judges for 4th Beeta Playwright Competition

The Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) spearheaded by actress and producer, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, announces the fourth edition of the Beeta Playwright Competition, which has over the years, birthed plays from its past winners; ‘Our Son, the Minister’ by Paul Ugbede, ‘Jagagba’ by Abdul Qudus-Ibrahim and ‘Daughters of the East’ by Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe; playwrights who… Read More Ego Boyo, Shaibu Husseini, Ahmed Yerima return as judges for 4th Beeta Playwright Competition

Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five

As Mohammad clambered out of a second-floor window at Kabul University on Monday to escape gunmen rampaging across the campus, he was sure death was close. Minutes earlier, the 20-year-old had been sitting in his classroom in the Afghan university’s National Legal Training Centre building, waiting for a lecturer at the start of what should… Read More Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five