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Asia tops biggest global school rankings - BBC News. The biggest ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the bottom.

Asia tops biggest global school rankings - BBC News

Singapore heads the table, followed by Hong Kong, with Ghana at the bottom. The UK is in 20th place, among higher achieving European countries, with the US in 28th. The OECD economic think tank says the comparisons - based on test scores in 76 countries - show the link between education and economic growth. "This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education," said the OECD's education director, Andreas Schleicher. "The idea is to give more countries, rich and poor, access to comparing themselves against the world's education leaders, to discover their relative strengths and weaknesses, and to see what the long-term economic gains from improved quality in schooling could be for them," he said.

"I think it's partly a mindset, an expectation. Figures mapped above show estimated growth in GDP over the lifetime of pupils. Ghana's education remains strong and making gains. The Ministry of Education has taken note of media publications regarding a school ranking on Mathematics and Science at age 15 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with specific reference to Ghana’s position among 76 countries in the world.

Ghana's education remains strong and making gains

As we wait for the full report to be formally presented at the World Education Forum in South Korea next week to which I have been invited, it is important to be circumspect at this stage and to acknowledge that we do not at this point have details on the methodology and the period covered in this first ever OECD report on school rankings. We have also noted from the press highlights of the research that only 76 countries out of over 195 countries in the world were considered for this research.

It therefore cannot be said that Ghana’s educational system is the worst globally as has been circulated by sections of the Ghanaian media. Additionally, Ghana is one of only five African countries that feature in this ranking. Ghana Education 2006-2013, Lessons Learned. Authors: Cunningham, R.; Arkorful, K.

Ghana Education 2006-2013, Lessons Learned

Citation: Cunningham, R.; Arkorful, K. Ghana Education 2006-2013, Lessons Learned. Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, Oxford, UK (2013) 15 pp. Summary: This short Lessons Learned paper was requested as part of the Project completion Review process of DFID’s Support to the Education Strategic Plan 2006-2013. BTF - REPORT ON KAYAYE SURVEY 2014.pdf. How Does Wealth Affect Health in Sub-Saharan Africa? A PRB Infographic. MamaYe Clinics & Programmes. 003221_sw_research_report_highres. GHANA%20OVC%20NPA. Food_for_Thought_UK. Education in Ghana - moving forward. This lesson explores education in Ghana.

Education in Ghana - moving forward

Key questions What is the education system in Ghana like? Graphic__Africa_CEO_409075a. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March. "I call on all people, especially political, civic and religious leaders, to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March

" Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly in 1994 as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. UN Photo/Evan Schneider The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance on 8 September 2001, underlines the key role that political leaders and political parties can and ought to play in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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Why women and girls are the secret weapon in ending poverty. To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve picked some of our favourite images and matched them up with facts to show why investing in women and girls is so important here at ONE.

Why women and girls are the secret weapon in ending poverty

Pupils at Kidoti Primary School in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photo: Morgana Wingward / ONE. Women farmers growing sweet potatoes in Tanzania. Photo: ONE. An employee picking roses at Golden Rose Agrofarms in Ethiopia, where 85% of the workers are young women who have never had a job before. Sport Matters – a fresh approach to Sport for Development. The Hub is always on the lookout for fresh thoughts and strategy we can learn from and share from the, Sport for Development world.

Sport Matters – a fresh approach to Sport for Development

We recently came across Sport Matters. Based in Australia, they deliver Sport for Development programmes across Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Sport Matters approaches and delivers its programmes using their innovative IMPACT Toolkit. Here’s a quick look at what the toolkit entails. Innovation. Video: This is what we do! Learning out of poverty infographic. VSO Education programme in Ghana, TENI. Sport for Development. Education and Development in Africa. Infographic: Reading for the Future. This content was produced by GOOD with the support of Apollo Group Being able to read is one of the most important skills a person can have, and a child's reading level in third grade gives a good indication of their future success.

Infographic: Reading for the Future

Why third grade? It's a pivotal point in a child's education where they go from learning to read to reading to learn. Take a look at the infographic to see how reading proficiency impacts a child's life, and what parents and teachers can do to ensure children are reading on grade level.