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Kenya’s best teacher in the world wins $ 1 million

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Peter Tabichi, professor of mathematics and physics in Kenya, gives 80% of his salary to the poor.

On Sunday, he won the $ 1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teachers’ Award at the closing ceremony of the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) at Atlantis-The Palm Hotel. to Dubai.

“Her dedication, hard work, and faith in her students’ talent allowed her school, in a remote, rural area with few resources, to win the Best School Award at the National Inter-School Science Competitions,” says a statement from the Foundation that said the 36-year-old teacher spent 80% of his monthly salary on the care of poor children.

Tabichi teaches at Keriko High School, Pwani Village, Nakuru, Kenya. He was one of 10 finalists of various nationalities, selected for this 5th annual international competition to promote the teaching profession. The ceremony was presented this year by Australian actor Hugh Jackman.

Upon receiving this honor, Tabichi said, “Teachers Matter”.

He also declared that it was a “victory for the whole world”, and that he was surprised and honored by the victory.

This prize, now in its fifth year, is the most important prize of its kind. It is awarded annually to an outstanding teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid. Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman surprised the audience by making an appearance and performing on stage after initially suggesting that he could not get to the event in a video address.

“It takes one teacher to bring you back to life,” he said.

Peter Tabichi paid tribute to his students by receiving his award. “This prize gives them a chance. He tells the world that they can do anything.

“Her dedication, hard work and belief in the talent of her students has allowed her school, in a remote, rural area with limited resources, to win the Best School Award at the National Interscholastic Science Competitions,” adds Dr. text.

The finalists were selected from over 10,000 nominations and nominations from 179 countries around the world. In addition to this, tens of thousands of nominations for the 33 National Teacher Awards were inspired by the World Teachers’ Prize.

The World Teachers’ Prize was created to recognize an outstanding teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession and to highlight the important role teachers play in society.

The competition is organized by the Varkey Foundation, based in Dubai. It was created by the Varkey family, Indians settled in the 1950s in the United Arab Emirates, then British protectorate. They made their fortune by creating networks of private schools, first intended for children of Western expatriates or the Indian subcontinent, who came to the Gulf after the oil boom.

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New Orleans Senior Antoinette Love Got Into 115 Colleges and $3.7 Million in Scholarship Offers

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The high school senior in New Orleans has been accepted into 115 colleges and received more than $3.7 million in scholarship money.
Love says she lost count of how many schools she ended up applying to.
“I just kept applying,” Love told CNN. “I wanted to see how many I could get into.”
But she didn’t expect to receive good news from so many colleges.
“At first I didn’t think I was going to get this many, but then they just kept coming and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,'” Love said.
Love has a 3.7 GPA and is involved in organizations at the International High School of New Orleans including the anime club, video game club, national honor society, the English honor society and Rho Kappa social studies honor society. She also works a part-time job after school selling ties, cuff links and socks at the Riverwalk.
She said she has no idea which school she will attend yet, though she’s considering Louisiana State University, Valparaiso University, University of North Texas, Fisk University, Randolph University, Brandeis University and Mississippi State University.
She plans to visit a few schools and make her final decision by May 1.

She wants to be a teacher

Once she makes her choice, she wants to study elementary education and become a teacher.
“I like influencing others to be good and be their best,” Love said.
As the oldest sibling of five children, she has plenty of experience helping out with younger kids.
Her favorite subject in school is environmental science.
“I get to learn about the world and what’s going on,” Love said.

A love for reading and art

Her counselor Denise James remembers seeing Love during lunch breaks with her nose in a paperback book.
“Antoinette is a very sincere student with a pleasant personality,” James said. “She’s focused and enjoys reading and has managed to sustain a very impressive grade point average.”
Love pursued rigorous courses in high school and excelled, proving that she is prepared for college, James added.
Outside of school, Love enjoys painting and taking photos. She likes to put paint into a cup, mix in different colors and pour it onto a canvas, an artistic style called acrylic pouring.
For high school students who are applying to colleges soon, Love advises them to apply through the Common Application as well as the Common Black Application. She also suggests seeking fee waivers and submitting applications to schools that don’t charge a fee.

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France : TUITION FEES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

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New differentiated tuition fees will be introduced for the acamedic year 2019/2020 in public French Higher education institutions. It means certain categories of international students will pay different tuition fees from those paid by French and European students. Let’s check the details of this new measure.

On 19 November 2018, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the French government’s strategy for recruiting international students. The government’s goal is to make France more attractive to students from abroad and to increase the international visibility of French institutions of higher education. To inform international students of the new regulations, which will soon be published in the Journal Officiel, information presentend below takes into account Prime Minister ‘s announcement.

For European students (nationals of a member country of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Andorra or Switzerland)

The French government will continue to pay most of the cost of your degree programme in a public institution of higher education. Tuition charges will be similar to those in academic year 2018/2019.

  • €170 per year at the licence (bachelor) level
  • €243 per year at the master level
  • €601 per year in a school of engineering*
  • €380 per year at the doctoral level

* Except for programmes begun after 1 September 2018 at the Ecole Centrale in Lille, Lyon, Marseille, and Nantes, and at the Ecole des Mines in Nancy, where the annual tuition will be €2,500.

Keep in mind…

  • The schools of engineering operated by the Ministry of Defense (ENSTA Paris Tech, ISAE, Polytechnique), the Ministry of the Economy (Mines Paris Tech, the schools of the Institut Mines Telecom), and the Ministry of Agriculture (AgroParisTech, Montpellier Sup Agro) have different tuition charges. Check the rates on the websites of the schools that interest you.
  • You may also be subject to examination fees when applying to schools of engineering.

For students from other nations

If you were already enrolled in a public institution in 2018/2019, your tuition payment will not change. As before, the French government will assume most of the cost of your education until you complete your degree programme.

However, you are subject to new differentiated tuition rates if you arrive in France at the beginning of the 2019 academic year and enroll in degree at Bachelor or Master level. Under this circumstance, France will continue to pay two-thirds of the real cost of your education. Your tuition for 2019/2020 will be as follows:

  • €2,770 per year at the licence (bachelor) level
  • €3,770 per year at the master level

If you enroll in a degree at Doctorate level at the beginning of the 2019 academic year, the French government will continue to assume most of the cost of your education until you complete your degree programme. Your tuition for 2019/2020 will be €380. Non-EU doctoral students are not subject to new differentiated tuition rates.

LET’S DOUBLE CHECK : ARE YOU AFFECTED OR NOT BY THE NEW, DIFFERENTIATED TUITION RATES?

You are subject to the new, differentiated tuition rates (that is, rates different from those paid by French nationals) if:

You are a national of a country other than those within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra or Switzerland, or you are a national of a country that does not have an agreement with France providing for payment of tuition at the same rates as French students, and:

  1. You arrive in France for the 2019 academic year and enroll in a degree programme at Bachelor or Master level ;
  2. You enroll in a public Higher education institution overseen by the Ministry of Higher Education (for example, one of France’s universities) ;

You are not subject to the new, differentiated tuition rates if :

  • You are a national of a member country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland ;
  • You are a national of a country that has entered into an agreement with France providing for payment of tuition at the same rates as French students: Andorra, Canada (with your legal residence in Quebec) ;
  • You are a national of a country other than those listed in points 1 and 2 and … :
  1. … You were enrolled in a public Higher education institution in 2018/2019 and you continue your studies.
  2. … You were enrolled in 2018/2019 in a programme to prepare you to begin a licence, master, or doctoral programme (such as a programme in French as a foreign language) and you will begin that degree programme in 2019/20.
  3. … You enroll in 2019/2020 in a degree at Doctorate level.
  4. … You came to France under an inter-university partnership that exempts participants from paying tuition at the host institution—for example, an Erasmus + exchange programme.
  5. … You are the recipient of a French government scholarship or of a tuition exemption grant awarded by the French embassy in your country of origin or the country in which you live.
  6. … You are coming to France with a scholarship or tuition exemption awarded by the French institution in which you will enroll.
  7. … You have refugee status or benefit from subsidiary protection
  8. … You are a legal resident of France or hold a residency permit marked “vie privée et familiale”

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In this Chinese university, students took power

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You almost think you were mistaken when you call Xing Wei, a higher education institution in Shanghai. At the end of the line, it is not an administrator but a student who answers. A bad joke? No. On campus 20 minutes from Pudong airport, the 70 or so students of this university, like no other, are also the leaders of the school.

Founded in 2011 by Weiming Chen, a wealthy Harvard-trained businessman, Xing Wei draws inspiration from the American “Liberal Arts Colleges” where the goal is to develop multiple know-how and critical reasoning skills in the face of extremely varied subjects. A challenge in China where the selection by “gaokao” (the local bac), which allows access to the most prestigious universities, remains based on the mechanical learning of textbooks.

But the Shanghai College pushes the initiative even further by placing students at the heart of decisions governing their four years of schooling.

It is they, for example, who recruit teachers, negotiate contracts, sign checks or choose subjects through eight management committees (admission, human resources, finance, school programs, logistics …). If there are five to share an interest in a subject, they can propose and create a new course.

“Here it’s me who decides and I give the best”

“Each committee is made up of 12 students and meets every week,” says Guo Shaobin, 21. In each of these committees, we have a coach who is there to answer our questions and guide us so that we are able to make the best decisions. ” But in the end, only students are decision-makers and have the right to vote.

“In high school, the teacher tells you to do, and you obey, here I decide and give the best,” says Guo Shaobin, recognizing that he was not a good student until then.

One of Guo Shaobin’s roles on the Admissions Committee is to find future students. At 150,000 yuan a year (nearly 20,000 euros), tuition fees are particularly high for China. The price of freedom, wants to believe the student.

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