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Kyrgyz Educational System

Kyrgyz Educational System

Since gaining independence in 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic has been gradually changing its former  Soviet-style educational system, with the authorities  paying great attention to improving its effectiveness.  They keep an open mind to implementing  new and successful approaches of educational systems in other countries, both in primary and secondary schools, as well as universities and […]

Koreans well educated but underperforming

Koreans well educated but underperforming

Rigid labor, education hinder human development South Korea has been locked in an “education paradox” with the country spending huge amounts on educating and training young people only to see their global competitiveness getting left behind year after year. Simply put, they are highly-educated but ill-equipped to bring value to the economy. In addition, the nation […]

Power of education

Power of education

Once a year the Ewha Alumnae Association of North America meets in a city where one of the regional chapters hosts an annual general meeting. This year it was the turn of the Toronto chapter in Canada. About 350 alumni from Canada and the United States attended this gathering. The International Foundation for Ewha Womans […]

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

Although the governments, federal as well as provincial, have begun to focus on improving existing educational systems by establishing new higher educational institutions in Pakistan, the situation at the primary and secondary level is dismal. According to official data, around 48 percent of public schools in the country do not have toilets, boundary walls, electricity, […]

More than 100,000 foreign students now study in S. Korea

More than 100,000 foreign students now study in S. Korea

Korea Univ. has the largest number of 4,333, followed by Yonsei, Sungkyunkwan The total number of foreign students studying in South Korea has surpassed the 100,000 mark, a local education data institute said Sunday. Data provided by Higher Education in Korea (www.academyinfo.go.kr) showed the landmark number being reached as of April 1, with 104,262 students […]

Michelle Obama raps about “going to college”

Michelle Obama raps about “going to college”

Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States and an advocate for a number of great causes, has been using her position to support women’s rights, arts education, organic movement, and childhood obesity among other things. Her latest campaign, which she’s seen promoting in a music video, “Better Make Room” aims to “inspire every student […]

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