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30/08/2014 - France

French students want more scholarships

With the start of the new school year next week, the National Union of Students in France (UNEF) says the government is not providing enough financial aid to prospective students.

Guinea-Bissau grass roots tackle education crisis
23/07/2014 - International report

Guinea-Bissau grass roots tackle education crisis

One of the major challenges facing Guinea-Bissau's newly elected president José Mário Vaz and his administration is the provision of basic education.

Spreading pesticides or fertiliser
10/07/2014 - France

France bans pesticides near schools, hospitals

The French parliament has passed a new law banning the use of pesticides near schools and parks, retirement homes and hospitals.


French press review 30 June 2014

French footballers in the World Cup,  recent decisions by the European Court of Human Rights and the French school-leaving exam, dominate the front pages of the French dailies.

Parisians learn at the School of Life
17/06/2014 - On-the-spot France

Parisians learn at the School of Life

Ever dreamt of a school that could teach you precisely what school didn't?

Baccalauréat exam at lycée Clémenceau, Nantes,  16 June 2011.
16/06/2014 - France

French Baccalauréat kicks off with philosophy exam

"Should we do everything to be happy?" or "Is an artist the master of his work?

Computer academy "42" gives France a digital edge
07/06/2014 - Webwatch

Computer academy "42" gives France a digital edge

This week our Webwatchers look at the computer school called 42 created by French ...

French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, African leaders and EU representatives, May 17, 2014.
17/05/2014 - France-Nigeria

Global strategy against Boko Haram adopted at Paris security summit

African and Western leaders agreed on Saturday to combine their intelligence information and defence mechanisms in a bid to reduce the security risk posed by Boko Haram.

"No to gender theory!" reads a banner on an anti-gay marriage demonstration in February
16/05/2014 - France

Nantes school students defy right-wing protesters on 'skirt day'

Schoolboys in the western French city of Nantes defied right-wing demonstrators by going to school in skirts on Friday.

A demonstration in Lagos demands the return of the kidnapped schoolgirls
12/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France hopes to host summit on kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Paris hopes to host a summit of African leaders on efforts to find the 223 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist Boko Haram group, French President François Hollande announced on ...