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Educational Development News Blog

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Ghana: Strong Voter Turnouts for Presidential Election

AP Africa reports strong voter turnouts for presidential election. 21,000 voter stations with some lines holding up to 1,000 voters showed popular support to re-elect the economic reformist candidate, President John Kufuor.

'"Whoever wins needs to create jobs," said Emma Tandon, 25, who stood in line at Accra's Nkrumah Flats polling station. "Most of us students who've finished school are still sitting at home. Four years ago they promised us jobs, and look at me, I'm still here."'

Monday, December 06, 2004

S. Korea to Increase Scholarships to Foreign Students

JoongAng Daily reports that Korea wishes to increase the number of foreign students studing in Korea.

"According to the Education Ministry, the number of foreign students in Korea is now at 16,800. The ministry wants the number to be up in the region of 50,000 in the next five years.
The ministry's project will kick off next month when the government invites 75 people, up from the current annual figure of 55, to study here on government scholarships. Out of the 75, the government plan calls for over half to be students from Asian countries."

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Historian: Immigrants Attracted to US by Free Education

NPR interviews Diane Ravage, historian of education at NYU and former assistant secretary of education under George Bush, about her idea that immigration 100 years ago to the US was partly fueled by free public education.