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17 April 2014

Education International sends condolences to South Korean ferry victims

Education International would like to express its strongest condolences to the families of those lost and still missing following the tragic South Korean ferry sinking off the country’s south-western coast. The ferry, en-route from Incheon to the tourist island of Jeju capsized April 16 with 475 passengers and crew on board. Among those on the ferry, 325 were students accompanied by an unconfirmed number of teachers, the majority of whom come from Danwon High School near Seoul. More




17 April 2014

Nigerian Teachers’ union condemns abduction of female students

Eight students are still missing after Nigeria’s military rescued 121 school girls two days after they were kidnapped at gunpoint in the country’s north-eastern Borno State. In response, The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has firmly condemned the 14 April abductions carried-out by suspected members of the terrorist group Boko Haram at the Chibok government secondary school. More




17 April 2014

Lebanon: strike follows Government failure to decide educators’ salary increase

The Union Coordination Committee (UCC) comprising Lebanon’s four EI national affiliates – the Ligue des professeurs de l’enseignement secondaire public du Liban (LPESPL), the Teachers Syndicate of Lebanon (TSL), the Comité des enseignants techniques officiels (CETO), and the Public Primary Schools Teachers League in Lebanon (PPSTLL) - along with other public employees’ leagues called a general strike on 16 April, along with a sit-in while the Parliament was in session. More




16 April 2014

Education unions urged to keep political parties at a distance in Accra

Education unions should keep a safe distance from political parties was the message Marieme Sakho Dansokho told members of the African regional committee in Accra from 14-16 April. The Secretary General of the Teachers' Union of Senegal (SYPROS) said that some of the difficulties faced by African education unions are aggravated by being dragged into political conflicts in their countries. More



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