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Massive $250 Million Feeding Our Future Fraud Unfolds Amid Minnesota’s Educational Oversight Failings

Minneapolis (AX) — Lax oversight by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) permitted a colossal swindle by Feeding Our Future, siphoning over a quarter of a billion bucks meant for children's meal programs during the pandemic, according to a state audit unveiled Thursday. Dubbed one of the most brazen pandemic fund thefts, the racket has led to the indictment of 70 folks, five of whom were just declared guilty. Spotlight on the Audit Results The Legislative Auditor's report underscored MDE's negligence in…

Empowering African Nations: Encouraging Private Sector Investment in Higher Education

African nations are advised to seek private sector partnerships to fund higher education Experts urge African countries to attract private investments for tertiary education and skill development for the youth. At a recent event in Nairobi, former Tanzanian President stressed the importance of government support in attracting private capital for education. To build a solid tertiary education system, experts recommend investing in early learning, primary, and secondary education to create a skilled workforce. The African…

Boost private sector investment in tertiary education across African countries

NAIROBI, Kenya - Assembled experts at an African Development Bank conference in Kenya recommended that African countries step up efforts to attract private sector funding to improve tertiary education, equipping the continent's youth with the necessary skills. During a panel at the Bank's 2024 Annual Meetings in Nairobi, the experts emphasized the need for a strong commitment to ensure private sector investments in education yield positive returns. Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, who chairs the Global Partnership…

Denouncing Ethiopia’s Maritime Aspirations: Somalia’s Education Minister Takes Firm Stand

London (AX) — Somalia's Minister of Education, Farah Sheikh Abduqadir, raised concerns about Ethiopia's desires for Somali waters while in the UK for the Education World Forum. Minister Abduqadir mentioned that Ethiopia has long coveted parts of Somalia's territories, noting historical attempts to claim land and waters. "Six hundred years ago, Ethiopia tried to take Somali land and waters, but it failed then and will not succeed now, despite lifting the arms embargo and fighting terrorism. Somalia has faced challenges but…

Schools in Somalia Devastated by Floods, Causing Education Disruption

A multitude of students in the central Hiran region of Somalia are unable to attend school due to flooding caused by heavy rains. Over 37,000 students in central Somalia have been affected by recent floods, damaging school facilities and learning materials. Parents are concerned about how this interruption in education will impact their children's performance on upcoming exams. Local teachers are also worried about the long-term consequences of the floods on education. Elmi Hashi Dhalin, a teacher in Somalia, stated that…

Unprecedented Surge in Refugee Permits in OECD Nations: Flourishing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Reuniting with Loved Ones

In Nairobi, a recent study revealed a substantial increase in permits issued to refugees for study, work, and family reunification in OECD countries. The "Safe Pathways for Refugees" report, co-produced by UNHCR and OECD, showed a 38% rise in 2022 compared to the previous year. Approximately 215,000 permits were granted to individuals displaced by conflicts in 37 OECD countries and Brazil in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic figures. Ruven Menikdiwela, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, emphasized the importance…

Kenya and Somalia Strengthen Partnerships in Political Consultations, Education, and Defence

In Nairobi, Kenya and Somalia inked a set of crucial agreements on Monday, spanning political consultations, education, defense, foreign affairs, security, economy, trade, and social services. The signing, which took place in Nairobi during the third session of the Somalia-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC), represents a significant stride in bolstering the two nations' bilateral ties. Kenya's Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, and Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed…

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education accused

The Congolese Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education (EPST) is shaken by a scandal involving economic embezzlement. He is accused by the IGF of embezzling almost $ 400,000 of funds allocated to organize the first school football championship in…

Somali PM visits London to meet Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble is traveling to London where he will participate in the London Global Education Summit which will open on July 28. In London, Prime Minister Roble is due to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. In May, Uhuru invited Roble to visit Somalia, but the plan has yet to be updated due to the difficult elections in Somalia. According to the British Mission in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in…

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