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    Fifteen years of struggle against child labour

    Education International

    Fifteen years ago, on 17 January 1998, the Global March Against Child Labour started with an 80,000 km physical march. Thousands of people marched together to jointly put forth the message against child labour and slavery. Joined by Education International, trade unions, teachers’ organisations, child right organisations and chi...

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    Tanzania: Significant move to curb teacher shortage

    Education International

    The national government in Tanzania plans to hire and deploy over 28,000 teachers in primary and secondary schools starting in January 2013. This move should reduce, by more than half, the shortage of teaching staff in government schools.

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    Ghana: NAGRAT supporter appointed as Education Minister

    Education International

    The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) in Ghana, one of EI’s national affiliates, has welcomed President John Dramani Mahama’s choice to nominate Professor Naana Opoku Agyeman as Education Minister. Professor Opoku Agyeman is a former Vice Chancellor of the Cape Coast University.

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    USA: Call for strong response to ongoing school shootings

    Education International

    After another school shooting in Taft, California, EI’s national affiliates, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), have expressed their deep shock and reiterated the urgent need to prevent future tragedies.

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    Costa Rica: ANDE on the road to trade union status

    Education International

    The Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE), an EI affiliate, has received authorisation to change its legal status from “association” to “trade union” by a bill approved by the Costa Rica Parliament. This initiative will coincide with the organisation’s 70th anniversary.

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