[2014-03-06] Kenya: Education unions issue two-week strike notice
Public university lecturers and non-teaching staff have threatened to go on strike in two weeks’ time in Kenya. Led by union officials from the Universities’ Academic Staff Union (UASU), an EI national affiliate, as well as members of the Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU), they have urged the Government to order universities to release the money which is owed to staff, i.e. 3.9 billion Kenyan shilling (around 39,000,000 euros).
[2014-02-27] Nigeria: Boys targeted and killed in terrorist attack on state school
EI condemns the reported killing of between 29 and 59 school boys at their boarding school in Northern Nigeria in the early hours of 25 February. It is claimed that the boys were shot or burnt to death by the terrorist group commonly known as Boko Haram (which roughly translates as ‘western education is forbidden’ from the Hausa language).
[2014-02-25] Uganda: Partners unite for quality educators
Education partners in Uganda have united to consolidate the gains made to improve quality education in Northern Uganda through the Quality Educators for All (Quality-Ed) project. This commitment was made at a Quality-Ed workshop held in Kampala, from 18-21 February.
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Africa is a huge region where EI´s affiliated member organisations function in difficult conditions and environments, and in countries which account for the bulk of out-of-school children.
EI represents 111 affiliates in 50 countries, from Algeria in the north to South Africa in the south, from Sierra Leone in the west to Mauritius in the east. EI works on two current problems that are confronting the continent a whole; the realisation of the Education For All UN Millenium Development Goal and the halting of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.