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Zimbabwe bans children corporal punishments at school and home

Zimbabwe’s High Court has banned corporal punishment at school and home. The ruling comes after disgruntled parents complained following the thorough beating of their children, some as young as six years old by teachers. While the ruling has been widely hailed, some conservative voices have been vocal against the abolition of corporal punishment and continue to buy into the belief, spoil the rod and spoil the child.

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Kenyan rural school girls receive bicycles to help them get to school

In Kenya, one of the biggest barriers to education is often the physical act of getting to school, despite primary education being offered for free. In areas where schools are distant, for many young girls, the task of going to school has always been a nightmare, but an initiative giving bicycles to girls is making a difference. About 8,000 bicycles have so far been distributed to 50 schools. We applaud the initiative.

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Rihanna Visits School In Malawi and meets learners

Global pop star Rihanna visited Malawi as part of her duties as the ambassador for Global Citizen and Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The pop star whose philanthropic activities started with the establishment of her foundation, Clara Lionel Foundation, spent her time with students and the board of directors of GPE. The foundation says its committed to the fight against injustice, inequality, and poverty, through education.

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Zimbabwe: 77 year-old retiree Hatifari Munongi earns university degree

Today we share the remarkable and inspirational achievement of a 77 year-old Zimbabwean retiree Hatifari Munongi, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sociology and Gender Development from the Women’s University in Africa (WUA) in Zimbabwe. Munongi has impressed many people with her accomplishment which proves that it’s never too late to go back to school.

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Equatorial Guinea: Education ministry bans pregnant school girls from continuing with studies

Equatorial Guinea is receiving a lot of flak on social media for its controversial rule banning pregnant school girls from continuing with their studies. The school girls are expected to take pregnancy tests before enrolment, and the Ministry of Education says the special measure was necessitated by the high numbers of teenage pregnancy. The ministry says the new rule is meant to encourage schoolgirls to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies but social media users believe the rule is discriminatory and should be removed.

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Zimbabwe: 18 year-old makes history after graduating with B Accounting (Hons) degree from UZ

History has been made, Zimbabwe’s youngest college student Maud Chifamba, who was enrolled at the country’s top college, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has graduated from the institution with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting (Hons), aged 18. Chifamba becomes the youngest graduate from the university, and her outstanding accomplishment is being hailed by many on social media.

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South Africa: Education authorities to launch an inquiry into racial discrimination at Pretoria Girls High

Gauteng provincial education authorities in South Africa have ruled that a clause dealing with hairstyles should be temporarily suspended at Pretoria Girls High pending a review of the school’s Code of Conduct. The ruling follows protests by learners against racist rules, which inhibit black pupils from having hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids.