Mauritius Launches National Curriculum Framework 2015

In connection with the ongoing education reform project, introducing the 9-year Continuous Basic Education, the government of Mauritius launched the National Curriculum Framework 2015. In the proposed education structure, education will comprise of 13 gr

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Update: Off-Campus Centers of Deemed Universities Asked to Close

As of today, nearly a month after informing the said institutions of the closure decision, UGC is now scheduled to revisit the issue. Institutions that are deemed to be universities are required to obtain proper permission from the University Grants Comm

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Update: Syrian Secondary School Examination Results Online

There is a new website for the online verification of primary and secondary school examination results in Syria. See the Ministry of Education new URL for the Exam Results section ( النتائج الامتحانية ). 1. Main page screenshot: 2. Next page screenshot:

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Existing Universities in Brazil Authorized to Issue Documents from Closed Institutions

Two universities maintained by Galileo Educacional were closed 2014: Universidade Gama Filho (UGF) and Centro Universitário da Cidade (UniverCidade). Universidade Estácio de Sá (Unesa), Universidade Veiga de Almeida (UVA)  and the Faculdade de Tecnologia

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Catholic University to Open in Erbil (Iraq)

A delegation from the Italian Episcopal Conference is visiting Kurdistan for an inauguration of a Catholic university in Erbil. the new educational institution is intended for youth from Ninevah and Mosul region where they can continue their education.

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Interview with ECE Iran Book Author William Bellin

In 2015, ECE published the book, The Islamic Republic of Iran: Its Educational System and Methods of Evaluation.  We asked our author, William Bellin a few questions about his experience writing the book:  Who would find this book useful? I think this bo

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Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas Established (Ecuador)

In 2013, Escuela Politécnica del Ejército - ESPE, Universidad Naval Rafael Morán Valverde - UNINAV, and Instituto Tecnológico Superior Aeronáutico - ITSA merged to form Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPE.

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Fatemieh Programs Transferred to Qom (Iran)

Fatemieh University of Medical Sciences (non-profit - non-governmental institution) in Qom was authorized to provide medical education and grant degrees from 1991 to 2001 when it was closed. By 2005, the programs offer by this institution were transferre

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Ukrainian Online Verification Site No Longer Available

The OSVITA verification site, which was available to the public for many years, no longer provides the online verification service. The responsibility for the online verification of academic qualifications was transferred to INFORESURS. However, it only

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Accrediting and Assessment Bureau for Post-Secondary Schools Recognition Withdrawn (England)

Accrediting and Assessment Bureau for Post-Secondary Schools, a new awarding and accrediting organization in England offered business and English-related programs that were regulated by OfQual. As of 22 July 2014, the OfQual recognition of AABPS qualific

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Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife Admission Terms Change in India

Beginning in 2012, the admission standard for Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife national programs was changed to 10+2 (Standard XII), and the length of the program to two years. National nursing and mdiwifery programs are regulated by the Indian Nursing Council.

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Navsari Agricultural University Recognized (India)

Navsari Agricultural University is a public institution created in 2006 by the Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act, 2004. It is listed on the Government of Gujarat Education Department website as a state unversity "Agricultural University". Note: This

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Confirmed Falsified Document (Nigeria)

Reason Sent for Verification: Format did not match previously received documents. Verification Response: School confirmed that they did not issue this document. They confirmed that the student did graduate with Second Class Honours (Lower Division).  Thi

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Over 70% WAEC Exams Cancelled in Ghana

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has cancelled results of 453 students who sat for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) following a number of examination malpractices. 185 out of 810 schools are now under inv

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Online Verification: Secondary School Qualifications in Ecuador

Ministerio de Educación (Ministry of Education) of Ecuador offers online verification of secondary school titles awarded since 1985.  Go to Consulta de títulos de Bachilleres Choose one of the search options: No. de Identificación (Identification Number)

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First Islamic University Opens in Italy

Università Islamica d'Italia, a private institution in Lecce (southern Italy) will begin its first academic year in October 2015. The new institution does not, yet, have the approval from the Ministry of Education and University Research.

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New Online Verification Database for Ukrainian Diplomas

Beginning in 2015 Ukrainian universities can issue academic degrees in the format designed by individual institutions. The state-format diplomas designed by the Ministry of Education thus far are to be discontinued. The new diplomas are registered with "

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Tbilisi Public University Metekhi Closed (Georgia)

Tbilisi Public University Metekhi (TPUM), known to be recognized since 2002 was closed in 2012. TPUM may also have been translated as Tbilisi National University “METEKHI” LTD. In 2005, Institute "TORI" (also known as Georgia Secular Institute "TORI" and

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Thailand to Reduce Class Hours for School Students

Current secondary school students in Thailand spend 1,200 hours per year in the classroom. Per Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) 3,500 state schools will soon undergo a pilot project where class time will be cut by two hours a day, with cla

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Shivaji University Expands Choice Based Credit System (India)

In 2013, Shivaji University introduced the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which allows students greater flexibility in the choice of courses they take. Starting in 2016/17 the CBCS will also extend to all affiliate colleges of the university.

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