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February 2003

February 2003

11 Articles
  • Kenya

    Crisis deepens in schools

    In trying to fulfil its election pledge of offering compulsory and free primary education, the government found itself in a tight corner as schools opened early January.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Botswana

    Sexual harassment rife in schools

    Sixty percent of secondary school students in Botswana are abused by their teachers, a recent report reveals.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Swaziland

    English requirement prompts controversy

    Catherine Dube would have graduated with honours in science and mathematics when she finished her final year at Mater Dolorosa High School in the Swaziland capital city. But she did not graduate. She was held back, despite her excellent academic record in other subjects. The reason: she failed English.
    James Hall
  • Zimbabwe

    Teachers caught in a dilemma

    Faced with low pay and poor working conditions, Zimbabwean teachers are undecided on whether to join a controversial national service as the government promises pay hikes to those who join it.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Ghana

    Churches lead the way

    Churches have taken the lead in the establishment of private universities to fill the void left by a deteriorating public university system.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Malawi

    Teachers' low morale results in poor examination results

    The performance of the education sector in Malawi seems headed for disaster. This is evidenced by a drastic drop in pass rates and the HIV/aids pandemic which is killing an average of 600 teachers every year.
    Charles Banda
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  • War and peace

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  • Action and contacts

    D R Congo: Review of 'Children, the Occult and the Street in Kinshasa'

    This is a coverage of a lecture given by researcher Filip DeBoeck from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Addresses the issue of street kids and witchcraft as a social problem in the Congo's capital, Kinshasa.
    Diane Chesla
  • Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

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