Category Archive for: Education

Why black boys continue to kill one another and how to end it.

by Femi Akomolafe

In another episode of what has become a menacing trend in London, on the 20th of January, 2017, a business studies student, Djodjo Nsaka, 19, was found collapsed with a knife wound outside his university halls of residence near Wembley Stadium. He died at the scene. In the summer of 2000, two black juveniles, Danny…



Questionable Black History in the British Curriculum

by Femi Akomolafe

By: Femi Akomolafe When the teaching of black history begins with slavery, it ignores the humanity of black people, just as their humanity was denied in the past. The history of Africa taught in British classrooms today centres on slavery, and the humanitarian aid that western countries send to Africa – the typical ‘single story’…



Parents in the driver’s seat: A new research agenda for primary education in Africa

by Milou Vanmulken

By: Milou Vanmulken We have reached an era where the need for Universal Primary Education is widely acknowledged by global actors. As part of this consensus, UNICEF and the World Bank launched the Fee Abolition Initiative in 2006 and Universal Primary Education took root in international organisations, became a child right, and became part and…



Funding Models: the key to reviving primary education?

by Milou Vanmulken

  • Posted on August 22, 2016

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Universal primary education – a legacy of the Millennium Development Goals – has become the norm in many African countries today. More children than ever before are enrolled in primary education. Yet, the worsening experience of pupils should by now have taught us that schooling for all is no guarantee for less income inequality or…



“If I look like you, I will support you”: Ethnic Minority Graduates Job Market Access in London

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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“If I look like you, I will support you”. An open Discussion on Job Market Experiences of Ethnic Minority Graduates in London   A small group of UK’s Minority Graduates met recently for a roundtable discussion that was straightforward and suggestive. On September 25, NIAS hosted a roundtable discussion on When Qualifications Aren’t Enough: Job…



When Qualifications Aren’t Enough: Job Market Outcomes and Experiences of Britain’s Ethnic Minority Graduates

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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Life isn’t easy for an ethnic minority graduate in the UK. Each phase along the way, from applying for a place in any university to finding a job and then deciding if it’s financially viable; ethnic minority students are at a clear-cut disadvantage. The disparities are alarming.