Thomas Ango Bediako (87), Education International’s Chief Regional Coordinator from 1993 until 2003, was laid to rest in his birthtown Kotwa, Bakwai District, Ghana, on 10 May. More than two thousand people took part in the ceremonies, which lasted a full day.
Education activists, teachers and global union leaders went to London to urge shareholders at the Pearson Annual General Meeting to stop funding Bridge International Academies, a for-profit company that makes money by shortchanging the education of thousands of at risk children.
Last April, EI started a process to build trade unions’ capacity to analyse and develop policy and to engage in social dialogue in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda.
Supporting quality, inclusive and supportive school leadership should at the top of global and national development and education policy agendas. This was the call from education union officials, school leaders, educational leadership experts, policy makers and partners at the school leadership conference organized by Education International in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 and 25 April.
Liberia’s request for Nigerian teachers under the Technical Assistance Corps agreement has been met with condemnation of the Nigerian authorities by education unions, arguing that Nigeria itself is struggling to deliver quality education.
As we celebrate Global Action Week for Education 2018, Education International calls on its affiliates and education activists to urge governments to invest in free public quality education and to recognise and support educators.
The Universities’ Academic Staff Union, an Education International’s affiliate in Kenya, is involved in a labour dispute with the employers’ federation for public universities over the negotiation and implementation of a collective bargaining agreement.
The teachers of the Fédération générale de l'enseignement de base have welcomed the new national law to stop violence against women.
Education International welcomes the move by the United Kingdom to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing itself to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict.