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Half of school teachers fail in creative method

Mohiuddin Alamgir Teachers of about 42 per cent schools were partially or fully incapable of setting question papers in creative method at the secondary level five years after the introduction of the system, a government report said. Many teachers still do not have a clear understanding of what creative method means and these teachers are failing to deliver proper education ... Read More »

Yunlong, Yunxiao, Yunhan & Yunlin Or 1, 2, 3 & 4?

Although many mothers decide to differentiate their identical children with different clothes or different hairstyles, the mother of these boys from Shenzhen city in China’s Guangdong province decided to shave numbers onto their heads. As the children are starting school this week, their mom shaved their heads so their teachers can tell them apart. Now that they can easily be ... Read More »

Microsoft’s new Surface tablet takes aim at Apple’s MacBook

NEW YORK: Microsoft Corp. has unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company’s expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc. in mobile devices. At a presentation in New York, new CEO Satya Nadella made it clear that Microsoft, which recently acquired Nokia’s handset business, is committed fully ... Read More »

Colombia mourns 32 kids killed in fiery bus blast

BOGOTA — Colombia on Monday mourned the tragic loss of 32 children burned to death in a fiery bus explosion as authorities arrested the driver who had fled the scene of the inferno. The youngsters — aged one to eight — perished Sunday after the bus burst into flames as they returned home from church services in the north of the ... Read More »

’C’ for Crimea, ‘P’ for Putin — new way to learn Russian ABCs

MOSCOW — “C” stands for Crimea, “D” for Donetsk and “P” for Putin — Russian schoolchildren have been offered a new way to learn the alphabet in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Behind the project is a pro-Kremlin youth movement named Set (Network) which says its version of the ABCs symbolizes Russia’s values and helps promote patriotism among schoolchildren. “This ... Read More »

SSC Results published: 91.34% pass

The authorities published the results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations on Saturday. This year, the combine pass rate turned 91.34 per cent. A total of 1, 42, 276 students secured GPA 5. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over a copy of the results to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence ... Read More »

The wall that splits Palestinian family

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — The six children of Ahmed and Rokaya Khatib shuttle between two parental homes during the week, spending time with their mother in occupied Jerusalem or with their father in the West Bank. Theirs is not another story of a family broken up by divorce. The Khatibs are being kept apart by Israeli restrictions on Palestinian movement in east ... Read More »

Muslim children suffer discrimination in Indian schools: HRW

NEW DELHI — Some Indian teachers force children from lower castes and minority religions to clean toilets and sit separately from their classmates as part of “persistent” discrimination in classrooms, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said pupils from marginalized communities often dropped out of school and started working as laborers rather than face continued humiliation at the hands ... Read More »

S. Korean president: Ferry crew actions ‘murderous’

JINDO, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous behavior,” while criticism of her own government’s handling of the disaster grew. As divers continued to search the interior of the submerged vessel, the confirmed death toll rose to 84, according to information from the coast ... Read More »

To Wear or Not to Wear

The niqab or the face veil that some Muslim women wear is widely misunderstood and is seen by some as a form of oppression and backwardness. It is a politically charged issue, and in response, a group of women from a wide range of backgrounds living in the West decided to tell the world why they wear the niqab. Campaign ... Read More »

Sony warns of battery issue in some laptops

NEW YORK: Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it’s possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it’s in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their purchase price. The packs included in some of Sony’s Vaio ... Read More »

Chilean Antarctica offers a rare living experience

CHILLING WEATHER: Villa las Estrellas, in Chile’s Antarctica, where 64 families live. (AFP) There is no crime or traffic and in this Antarctic hamlet paychecks can be much higher than on the Chilean mainland. Plus, the penguins are very cute. But residents of Villa Las Estrellas also have to endure winters with howling blizzards and temperatures that plunge to -40 ... Read More »

10 important URLs for everyone

BGR Google is quite creative with our private data. In order to use Google’s many great “free” services, we pay the company in information about ourselves that helps it serve better ads. That same information lets it create fantastic services such as Google Now, and it saves us a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. It also, of course, helps ... Read More »

No more expat-run schools

JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED Saudi Authorities are tightening the noose around expat-run foreign schools operating under the auspices of diplomatic missions as these schools are treated differently from private schools. The Ministry of Education is trying to have greater control over these schools by amending the law governing them, which will reduce the role of foreign embassies. The Shoura Council had ... Read More »

Sports fans or fanatics

New age media triggers negative phenomenon in schools SCHOOLS adopt sports for the overall development of the student. That’s why sports are a part of the curriculum that imbibes in student the spirit of competition and fair play. But sports instead of being an uniting factor is becoming more divisive with fans of particular teams banding themselves against others to ... Read More »

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