How Government Can Support Learning During School Closures in Nigeria: No More Missed Opportunities

This blog was written by Dr Margaret Ebubedike, Post-doc Research Associate at the Open University. The global pandemic will significantly back-track all global efforts on the commitment to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 which aims to “ ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning...

How can digital formative assessment help monitor student learning during and after the COVID-19 era?

This blog was written by Le Thu Huong and Yee Ki Au. Le Thu Huong is a Programme Specialist at the Section of Education Policy, UNESCO. She leads the System Alignment for Better Learning Outcomes (SABLO) programme, which aims to strengthen national education systems for improved quality and outcomes of learning at all levels. Yee Ki Au is...

Covid-19 and Transformation of ‘The School’

This NORRAG Highlights, published on 2 September, is contributed by Mike Douse (Freelance International Educational Consultant) and Philip Uys (Adjunct Associate Professor of Education Systems at Charles Sturt University in Australia). The authors argue that the Digital Age Technology and Covid-19 has transformed the education systems and “The...

What are the challenges for reopening schools in Ethiopia? Perspectives of school principals and teachers

This blog highlights some of the key messages from a recent phone survey carried out with school principals and teachers in Ethiopia. The researchers involved are Louise Yorke, Research Associate, and Pauline Rose, Director, at the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge; Tassew Woldehanna, President at Addis Ababa University; and Belay Hagos Hailu,...

DFID and FCO merge: Response to UKFIET letter to Ministers

The Prime Minister announced on June 16th that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will merge into a single Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from 1st September 2020. Since DFID was created, UKFIET has worked closely with the Department across its initiatives to promote...

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