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Maths Whizz Esther Okade, 10, Becomes One Of UK’s Youngest University Students

A mini maths marvel has become one of the UK’s youngest university students after starting a degree at the tender age of ten.   Esther Okade, from Walsall, is finding time between playing with her dolls to study a maths degree with the Open University. The numbers whizz became an undergraduate three weeks ago and […]

High achievement may explain why employers want immigrants Students of Chinese, Indian and African families overtake white Britons One reason is many immigrants come to Britain to study Immigrants have much better educational qualifications than people born in Britain, a new study yesterday found. It said that more than a third of people who were […]

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Pupils from nursery and infant schools across France were kept home last week after their parents were sent hoax text messages warning them that teachers were to give lessons in masturbation and sex education and telling them to boycott classes. In recent days headteachers at infant and nursery schools across France have noticed a concerning […]

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Coalition government promises to internationalize higher education. Nations such as the UK, Australia and Canada compete fiercely to attract foreign students – and the ability of universities to attract overseas students is an increasingly important factor in immigration policy debates in those countries. Now, Germany’s new coalition government wants to raise the number of overseas students in the […]

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In an open letter to the Swedish education minister, Lund high schoolerSaga Ringmar asks him not to fear China, despite Shanghai beating Sweden by 37 places on the recent Pisa ranking. Her test-loving school in Shanghai left her disillusioned and her kid sister depressed. Dear Jan Björklund,  Let me shortly sum up my message. Despite taking a battering […]

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