Gunmen have kidnapped 140 students from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, a teacher said Monday, the latest in a wave of student kidnappings. Kaduna state police spokesman Mohammed Jalige confirmed the attack but did not provide details on the number of pupils taken.
Primary school teacher Ranjitsinh Disale, winner of the UN-backed 2020 Global Teacher Prize, said that he is driven by empowering students, particularly girls, so they can “unleash their potential” and have the confidence to achieve their aspirations.
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta announced the abrupt resignation of its president only weeks after it experienced the most severe coronavirus outbreak of any public university in the state.
Businessman Harsh Goenka has shared a tweet of appreciation for a Jharkhand school where teachers have found a creative way to teach 200 students while maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to news agency ANI, government school teachers in Dumka's Dumarthar village have painted blackboards on the walls of houses so students without access to smartphones can attend classes too.
Iranian students along with students from other countries, who are set to study in Germany, launched a hashtag on Twitter, demanding from the European country’s embassies resume student visa application processing.