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Bridging The Gap
Students Struggle Amid Frequent Teacher Absence. Students Struggle Amid Frequent Teacher Absence.
Bogor, West Java. After enduring a one-hour trek uphill through muddy pathways to reach her elementary school in the village of Gobang, Bogor, 12-year-old Yanti doesn’t know if she’ll learn anything after the hike. She and her classmates are sometimes told to go back home because their teachers are often late — if they show up at all. The condition has forced the school’s keeper, 17-year-old Su...
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The Why Not Academy / Gaetano Berni, Ivan Cosentino and Giulia Celentano. The Why Not Academy / Gaetano Berni, Ivan Cosentino and Giulia Celentano.
The Why Not Academy is a school but above all a multifusion center for the Mabatini community, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Mathare slum in Nairobi. The school building project takes place in several phases. In the first phase of construction, wooden calls (twin pillars) were left in view of extending the school on a second floor. During the work the school classes remained active a...
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Varsities must survive. Varsities must survive.
Public universities in the country have increased the sale of admission forms for undergraduate and diploma courses for the 2018/2019 academic year, as prospective applicants struggle to raise funds to pursue tertiary education. The sharp increase in the cost of admission forms comes months after all public universities were directed to cede 34 percent of their Internally Generated Funds (IGF) ...
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One student of Damongo SHS dead; 9 others hospitalized. One student of Damongo SHS dead; 9 others hospitalized.
One student of Damongo Senior High School (SHS) in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region has been confirmed dead and 9 others are currently on admission at the Damongo Government Hospital following a reported outbreak of meningitis. The deceased person identified as Nantomah Fadila, a first year Home Economics student from Tamale, collapsed this morning and was rushed to the hospital w...
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WHAT ARE FREELY FLOATING CURRENCIES. WHAT ARE FREELY FLOATING CURRENCIES.
A part from a few misguided misers like Ebenezer Scrooge, no one wants a currency “to have and to hold, until death do your part.” Currencies are used to buy goods and services, both at home and abroad, and their value is determined in many different ways. It used to be that a currency’s value was fixed by the government or was linked to some item of value. In the United States, for example, un...
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GUIDE TO PIQUEPOUL. GUIDE TO PIQUEPOUL.
Thanks to my dad’s job depositing him in Tucson, I’ve spent my fair share of holidays in southern Arizona and have come to look forward to the range of local delicacies: tamales, prickly pear margaritas, and some of the best carne seca I’ve ever had. When it came to wine, though, we’d always select bottles shuttled over from California or Italy. But if I’ve learned anything, it’s that unexpected p...
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Seven days in medicine: 27 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. Seven days in medicine: 27 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.
Further government cuts to public health grants to local councils in England over the next two years have been condemned as “shortsighted” and “extremely counterproductive” by the Local Government Association. Izzi Seccombe, chair of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said that the move would undermine efforts to improve the public’s health and to reduce pressure on NHS and adult social care. “F...
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APPELLATION APPRECIATION: VOUVRAY. APPELLATION APPRECIATION: VOUVRAY.
Calling all white wine lovers! There’s a Loire Valley appellation that you might not know of just yet, but definitely should. Whether your palate gravitates toward crisp, mineral-driven bottles, or sticky sweet dessert wines are more your thing, all can be found in this legendary Touraine-based appellation. Even bright, fruit-forward bubbles consistently flow through this viticultural hotbed. This...
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What Colleges Want in an Applicant. What Colleges Want in an Applicant.
The admissions process is out of whack. Just ask the heartbroken applicant, rejected by her dream school. Ask high school counselors, who complain that colleges don’t reward promising students for their creativity, determination or service to others. Even the gatekeepers at some famous institutions acknowledge, quietly, that the selection system is broken. Ask five people how to fix it, though,...
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Book Review: Deep Learning by Goodfellow, Bengio, and Courville. Book Review: Deep Learning by Goodfellow, Bengio, and Courville.
I don’t usually get excited about a new book for the field in which I’ve been deeply involved for quite a long time, but a timely and useful new resource just came out that provided me much anticipation. “Deep Learning” by three experts in the field – Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville is destined to considered the AI-bible moving forward. Ian Goodfellow is Research Scientist at Op...
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