Stories about Education from July, 2009
Morocco: Learning Arabic
Ahmed, at Moroccan group blog Blafrancia [ar], links to a news article which says that more foreigners interested in learning Arabic as a foreign language have started intensive summer classes in Morocco than in previous years.
Ghana: Bloggers Discuss Business Process Outsourcing
Few know that A.T.Kearney rated Ghana as sub-Saharan Africa's number one Business Process Outsourcing destination in 2005 and, as of June 2009, the nation’s achievements in this field look set to continue. Several bloggers reported on an agreement signed in early June between two leading ICT organisations that will provide unprecedented opportunities for ICT students, create thousands of jobs, and underpin the growth of this nascent industry.
Kyrgyzstan: Free Market Research Center Officially Launched
Mirsulzhan informs that the Central Asian Free Market Institute opened the doors in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is aimed at becoming the leading think-tank for the whole region, providing constructive options for economic reforms.
Malaysia: University admissions process
Rajan Rishyakaran has written an article critiquing the Malaysian university admissions process.
The Uyghurs: Persecuted Muslim Minority in NorthWest China
Today we take a look at the situation faced by the Uyghur people, a Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region of China, where their culture is being obliterated by the central Chinese government, first because they were deemed separatists and now, after the September 11 attacks to the USA, also as terrorists.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Right Information
Lullabies, Fairy Tales and other Self-Delusions is concerned that while there is a lot of information available on St. Vincent's new airport, “the proposed Constitution…is not getting much official play. What’s more important RIGHT NOW? Educating us about an airport, or educating us about something that will change the way...