education

Pregnant Girls Barred From School in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone’s Education Minister Minkailu Bah  made a devastating announcement that impacts the education of girls in the country. Bah has stated that girls who are visibly pregnant will not be allowed to go to school. Apparently the ‘unspoken’ rule was always in play, but now it’s...

Michelle Obama Launches ‘Let Girls Learn’ Initiative to Provide Accessible Education to Girls

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Earlier this week, the White House announced the  “Let Girls Learn” initiative, which is a new project spearheaded by Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps  to make sure young women have access to education. “[W]hen a girl receives a quality education, she is more likely to...

Yes She Can: Meet The UK’s Youngest University Student

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10-year-old Esther Okade may enjoy playing with her dolls, but she also loves quadratic equations. Esther is doing extraordinary things and recently started her undergraduate degree. She’s one of the UK’s youngest university students and is studying at Open University. Esther’s mother, Efe, said her...

President Obama Proposes Free Community College For Two Years

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President Obama has announced that he would like to propose free community college for adults. “What I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it,” Obama said in a White House...