As Nigeria enters the third phase of the eased lock-down measures, the government is now looking to open up the education sector. But some stakeholders in the education sector feel this move is a little too soon. National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities Professor, Biodun Ogunyemi joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for this discussion.
COVID-19 induced a sudden shift in the educational system, creating a move from the traditional classroom settings to the workable adaptation of online learning. Though many parents and guardians are still skeptical about how the virtual learning system will affect the Nigerian education sector, especially as it will affect their wards, some are adapting to the new learning system.
For women in Madagascar, having their monthly period is more than just an inconvenience. Having access to toilets, clean water or even disposable sanitary protection is a luxury out of reach to most of them. Our reporters went to investigate on the island, where due to a lack of access to basic infrastructure and necessities – but also because of beliefs, taboos and humiliation – menstrual hygiene is a battle for millions of women, with serious consequences for their empowerment, education and health.
For Generation Z, in their teens and early 20s, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining experience. While it has forced many to delay life plans, such as work, education and travel, youngsters around the world have come up with inventive ways to fight the virus and help their local communities.
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown order, kids are just about the most confused about what is going on and why they should be confined to staying indoors and away from school and their friends. With lots of questions and accompanying curiosity, the amazing guys at AntHill Studios have taken time out to break down COVID-19 for the little ones at home.
Who will take on Trump at the 2020 election? At 78 years old, Bernie Sanders is vying for the Democratic nomination for president. The oldest candidate in the race, he is rising in popularity among Democratic voters. A former Mayor and Congressman, he is currently a Senator for Vermont. His policy positions: universal health coverage, free university education, minimum wage rise and taxes on the uber-rich.
Should gaming be introduced into the Nigerian education curriculum? There are some who are of the belief that it’d be really beneficial for young students. They also want parents to start seeing gaming as an opportunity for their kids, rather than a problem.