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PISA Tests Impact

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For decades, many countries relied on its end of school year results as an indicator of basic skills acquisition of 15/16-year olds. A crucial time of an individual’s life, age 16 is perceived to be the point of determining future prospects through the consideration of options into further education, apprenticeships or employment. The options are […]

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Abuja Teacher CPD in Partnership with ACE

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The Abuja teacher professional development event was organised by ACE in partnership with UK Africa Professional Educators’ Seminar under the auspices of the local education government authority of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A total of over 300 primary and secondary school teachers were in attendance. It was at the Global Education and Skills Forum […]

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Building the Human Capital

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See, donate and share widely our gofundme campaign to build the human capital. A recently conceived project between UKAPES co-founders, Joyce Elemson and Isatu Bangura is to build the human capital of vulnerable young adults using the bottom up approach under resource constrained contexts. The project is expected to arrest the high rates of youth […]

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The Power of Education by Florence Akpokodje

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Education is a powerful tool and it is impossible to over-emphasise its importance. Education means power over self and over a lot of things that we take for granted. Education is the process of receiving by the learner or imparting systematic instructions by a tutor, especially in an institution of learning such as a school, […]

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Innovative and Transformative Learning as a Strategic Pathway to Development by Dr Lilian N Schofield

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Education and poverty alleviation are important debates in international development and form two of the Sustainable Development Goals. Many countries are investing in education as it plays an important role in the development of a country. Education opens pathways to Innovation, which is an important element to economic development. According to the OECD 2012 report, […]

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Teachers – the Heart of Global Education Reforms

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With the recent liberation presented through various platforms of social media, any social cause can be promoted and targeted through to the right audience. Causes including climate change, economic upheavals, suppressed groups, sports and education have gained traction beyond expectation. Education and teacher focused organisations have also taken to social media to highlight a global […]

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Rehabilitating Internally Displaced Teachers in Nigeria

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In December 2015, while teaming up with Fantsuam Foundation, Joyce Elemson, UKAPES co-founder organised a workshop session for teachers who were internally displaced from the North Eastern parts of Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency. These teachers were safely absorbed by host communities in Kaduna state, a North Central state where they were quickly absorbed […]