TVTC revokes licenses of training institutes for violating rules

TVTC revokes licenses of training institutes for violating rules

RIYADH: The Technical and Vocational and Training Corporation (TVTC) granted 126 licenses to training facilities last year, of which 59 have been canceled due to various violations. Fahad Al-Otaibi, TVTC spokesman, said of the 59 licenses issued to training facilities managed by the private sector, 24 were cancelled. The licenses were revoked after the training facilities were found to be violating rules and regulations after being notified to correct irregularities in their operations. He said the erring institutes committed violations by using unlicensed training programs, non-commitment to training regulations, hiring…

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Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM

Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM

Existing norms to open new institutes in Himachal may be relaxed: CM A tribal hostel will be set up in Nurpur area and the Himachal government is contemplating over proposals to open institutes and granting various facilities relaxing the existing norms. A drive will be launched to uproot lantana and other harmful shrubs in the areas habitated by the ST community. The state government is committed for equal and balanced upliftment, progress and prosperity of ST community and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. The chief minister Virbhadra Singh said this…

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‘Too few quality maths institutes’

‘Too few quality maths institutes’

KOLKATA: Schools have lost the competence to identify students talented in science and groom them. This is one of the reasons why fundamental research has not thrown up anything substantial in recent years in India, felt MS Raghunathan, head of the Centre for Mathematics, IIT-Mumbai. Speaking on the history of Indian mathematics at the Presidency University Global Education Summit on Tuesday, Raghunathan blamed the lack of good schoolteachers for the dearth of talented young scientists in the country. Only a lot more investment in school education can change the situation…

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MGU institutes running on a loss: Report

MGU institutes running on a loss: Report

Kottayam: The MG University is not in a position to run a majority of self-financing institutions (SFIs) coming directly under the university. This was cited in a report submitted before the syndicate by the syndicate sub-committee.According to the report, majority of the institutions directly under the university, except the school of medical education (SME), is running on a loss. There are 11 self-financing institutions under the varsity. The university college of teacher education (UCTE) has incurred the maximum loss of Rs 3 crore in 2015-16. Meanwhile, eight centres of the…

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Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday. The CFPB is asking Navient to compensate the borrowers the agency says were harmed. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify…

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Tanzania: Special Diplomas On Higher Education Students’ Loan Board Roll

Tanzania: Special Diplomas On Higher Education Students’ Loan Board Roll

Dodoma — Students pursuing diploma courses in line with national priority areas will soon start receiving educational loans following the scheduled amendments of the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB) Act contained in the Written Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 4 Bill of 2016. The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, told members of the Parliamentary Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee here yesterday that the move will allow inclusion of the diploma cadre that had been missing out on the opportunity. “We have been issuing educational…

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For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

The troubles buffeting the nation’s law schools may be on the verge of claiming their first victim. The federal Department of Education told students of the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina this week that federal student loans — the financial lifeblood for law schools — would not be available. The for-profit school is the first accredited law school to lose access to federal student loans. The Charlotte School said on Thursday that it still planned to open its doors on Monday for spring semester classes. The federal agency…

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Online courses: your passport to a new career

Online courses: your passport to a new career

The nature of learning online is particularly handy for jet-setting students. Travelling between her native Australia, her home in Yorkshire and her work abroad, motivational speaker and former Paralympian swimmer Elizabeth Wright has been studying on the world’s only MA in character education online. The course, run by the University of Birmingham’s Tom Harrison, teaches how to build-up children’s resilience and character, and improve their wellbeing. “I have been enjoying the ability to work at my own pace,” says Wright. “I can structure my day around my work diary, which…

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Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Learning Management System Market (Distance Learning, Instructor-Led Trainings, and Others) for Performance Management, Content Management, Communication & Collaboration and Others Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast,2016-2022”. According to the report, global learning management system market was valued at around USD 5.19 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 19.05 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 24% between 2017 and 2022. Learning management systems (LMS) is a software application used for planning, managing,…

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Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. “Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of distance education and, as a result, the sector is benefitting from the fact that it speaks directly to what modern, self-directed young people seek when furthering their education,” says Peter Kriel, General Manager at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s  private higher education provider. Kriel says in 2017, many people have neither the…

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