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China’s primary school students to learn how to avoid stock market pitfalls

Ministry of education will work with country’s securities regulator to ‘increase financial literacy’ among China’s youth WT24 Desk Chinese primary school textbooks may soon include definitions for terms like “price-to-earnings ratio” or “buy and hold” as the country embarks on a campaign to improve investor awareness, The Guardian reports. China’s ministry of education and the country’s securities regulator said they ...

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Delhi High Court okays interim fee hike in private unaided schools

The court made it clear that “if any school is, in fact, found to be indulging in commercialisation of education, the DoE would be well within its rights in proceeding, against such institution, in accordance with law, and keeping in mind the provisions of the Delhi Schools Education Act and Rules” WT24 Desk The Delhi High Court has allowed private ...

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New UK visa plan to attract Indian, non-EU students

The plans included in the International Education Strategy, however, do not go so far as to accept the sector’s demand to revive the two-year post-study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, but was closed in 2012. WT24 Desk Increasing the post-study work period and making it easier for Indian and non-EU students to find work, are among ...

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PSEB students get Punjabi paper on social studies exam day

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) that conducts the evaluation exam for Class 8 claims the goof up happened at the end of the private firm which prints the question papers. WT24 Desk Thousands of Class-8 students in half of the state were in for a shock after they received Punjabi question papers instead of the scheduled ...

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Eight killed at Brazil school shooting , say reports

Five children, one adult, one person standing outside and the two adolescent gunmen were among the dead WT24 Desk At least nine people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to São Paulo police, Reuters reports. Among the dead were five schoolchildren, one adult ...

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Protests spread over Ducsu election results

A number of student organisations and alliances demand fresh polls WT24 Desk A number of student organisations and alliances that contested the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election are demonstrating on the campus demanding fresh polls, Agencies report. The first Ducsu election in 28 years was marred by allegations of irregularities. Supporters of Bangladesh Chhatra League candidate Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury ...

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All except BCL boycott Ducsu polls

Call strike Tuesday WT24 Desk All the panels except Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have boycotted Monday’s elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) after raising allegations of irregularities in the voting, Agencies report. They are–alliance of Quota reformists, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, leftist student bodies’ alliance Pragatishil Chhatra Oikya, Swadhikar Swatantra Parishad, Independent Alliance, Chhatra Federation and Islami Sashantantra Chhatra ...

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JNU holds global symposium on artificial intelligence in governance and disaster management

WT24 Desk The Special Centre for Disaster Research, JNU, New Delhi in collaboration with NITI Aayog, NDMA, NIDM, ICSSR, Skymet Weather and Springer Nature is organising a three day Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Governance and Disaster Management at Convention Centre, JNU from March 11-13, 2019, The Hindustan Times reports. The symposium reflects on intensive preparedness required to address ...

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Jammu and Kashmir govt to re-hire teachers on contract basis

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved rehiring of lecturers and teachers on academic arrangement for continued academic activities, an official said on Saturday. WT24 Desk The Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved rehiring of lecturers and teachers on academic arrangement for continued academic activities, an official said on Saturday, PTI reports. The sanction was accorded at the meeting of ...

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Detention in select cases, give students a chance: Panel to Delhi government

Chaired by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) member Anurag Kundu, the committee proposed that ‘detention’ be named as ‘extension’ and the provision be exercised “only in exceptional cases.” WT24 Desk After consultation with principals, teachers, students and other stakeholders, an advisory committee on Thursday submitted a report to the Delhi government, recommending against “unconditional scrapping of the ...

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