Monthly Archives:: August 2014

Date Posted: August 29, 2014

When the theory proposed by a Swedish Psychologist and later reiterated by Malcolm Gladwell was first thought up as a concept, I think it’s impossible to note just how much of an impact it would make. The theory states that exceptional expertise in a practice requires at least ten thousand hours of effort and strain,… Read more »

Date Posted: August 27, 2014

As around 28,000 teaching and support staff begin to start the new school term and as the back-to-school campaigns start in high street stores across the GCC, Dubai’s very own Ministry of Education has announced an AED 69 Million (about £11.3 Million)  investment into their schools in order to facilitate air conditioners, which will make up… Read more »

Date Posted: August 18, 2014

In a massive stride towards a globally-recognized standard of Education, Egypt has altered its national charter to require the state to spend at least 4% of the national budget on education and at least a further 2% of higher education, if ‘global rates’ are not met, the percentages will be gradually increased, this differs from… Read more »

Date Posted: August 15, 2014

Within the GCC, it’s reported that the region’s international schools have managed to rake in over $6 billion in fees (£3.6 billion) and today have over 982 schools of their kind within the region. From these countries, the flagship is clearly the United Arab Emirates which today has 439 international schools, followed by Saudi Arabia… Read more »

Date Posted: August 14, 2014

Just recently, Russia launched a celebration of Africa’s cultural heritage in Moscow entitled “Afrofest 2014”. The celebration displays traditional dances, games and food as well as contemporary films and entertainment from 40 countries across the continent. “Russians don’t know what Africa is.” The House of Africa Organization’s President, Serge Phocas Odunlami, said.   Odunlami stated… Read more »

Date Posted: August 11, 2014

That’s right, for the first time in years a widespread plan to refurbish all of Abu Dhabi’s Public Schools is underway and as a result, 227 schools are set to be completely revamped and refreshed with new pedestrian crossings, footpaths, signs, road markings, speed humps, drop off and collection areas and even brand new school… Read more »

Date Posted: August 07, 2014

Saudi Arabia has opened its doors and this coming year will have approximately 174,202 places open in universities across the country in 25 universities. After the first phase of student admittal, 213,937 students have been admitted with 54% of students being female and 46% being male.   This first lot of students already account for… Read more »

Date Posted: August 04, 2014

Parents, legal guardians and educators alike feel the sting of theological and political backlash all too often. It seems every day somewhere in the world, there’s some sort of big breakout in education due to a massive event or influx of individuals and it’s always the child carers that take the brunt of the force… Read more »