Myanmar COVID-19 National Response and Recovery Plan for the Education Sector (May 2020 – October 2021) – Myanmar

Introduction

In only a few months, COVID-19 has quickly spread all over the world causing major socio-economic disruptions, including in the provision of education and training services. For many countries, this new health crisis is an additional burden on struggling education systems and vulnerable populations, notably in crisis-affected and displacement settings.

Myanmar confirmed its first two official cases of COVID-19 on 23 March 2020. On 31 March 2020, the Committee for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was formed by President Win Myint to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar. Prior to this announcement, the Ministry of Education (MoE) called for the closing of all schools, higher education institutions and TVET institutes. The MoE is not currently a member of the Committee established by the President. Myanmar unveiled its COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) on 27 April 2020, designed with a set of comprehensive response measures tailored to address the immediate

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DDC Kupwara reviews Skill Development sector | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Kupwara : District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review formulation of Action Plan for Skill Development sector here.
The DDC stressed upon the concerned officers to get their field machinery activated to boost the skill development scenario in the district and directed the concerned agencies to work in coordination to fill the demand supply-gap of the skill sector here.
The DDC said that the artisans should be linked with proper financial schemes offered by various agencies like KVIB, EDI and DIC to enable them to boost their livelihood manifold. He assured full support from District Administration to give fillip to the Skill Development sector in the district.
He also urged upon the educated unemployed youth to come forward and take part in skill developmental activities for which various schemes have been launched by the government from time to time.
The DDC

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The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) have come together to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.

Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA COO explained, “Historically we have relied on much-needed foreign investment and know-how, but the time has come for South Africans to step up and step into the role of developer. We have so much to gain by empowering local communities and upskilling individuals across the RE value chain.”

The Developing Developers programme, which launched 17th September with more than 600 participants in attendance, is designed to address the gaps in the local industry and ensure effective knowledge sharing across the value chain of South Africa’s nascent renewables sector.

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Natural resources sector suffers ‘steepest decline ever’ with 43,000 jobs lost: StatsCan



Statistics Canada reported that employment in the natural resources sector fell 7.3 per cent, which is “the steepest decline ever recorded.”


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Statistics Canada reported that employment in the natural resources sector fell 7.3 per cent, which is “the steepest decline ever recorded.”

CALGARY – Canada recorded its largest ever drop in natural resources employment in the second quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused commodity prices to plummet and close to 43,000 workers lost their jobs.

In a release Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that employment in the natural resources sector fell 7.3 per cent, which is “the steepest decline ever recorded” as “low natural resource prices contributed to broad-based job losses.”

StatsCan also reported the resource sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product declined, while exports fell 9.3 per cent due to a collapse in commodity prices.

While the implosion of oil prices, to –US$37 per barrel in the second quarter, captured attention, demand for other natural resources, such as lumber, also led to weakening commodity

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On Arewa Youths Call For Increased Funding For Science And Technology Sector

 

The Arewa Youth for peace and security after performance evaluation of all the components of the Nigerian government during the COVID-19 Pandemic, have appealed to the federal government to increase budgetary allocation to the Federal Ministry of Science & Technology.

This is going by the unalloyed roles they played through two of their parastatals namely; The Raw Materials Research & Development Council, National Science & Technology Incubation Centre and the Sheda Science & Technology Centre.

They played patriotic roles by producing facemasks, ventilators and hand sanitizers at the onset of COVID-19, which in no small way eased tensions related to the scarcity of ventilators that led to the demise of some patients quarantined at the various isolation Centres across the country, who required ventilators to breathe at a time when it was scarce.

Digressing on the evaluation report made available to stakeholders by the group’s image maker, Salihu Dantata Mahmoud

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Government issues cybersecurity alert for UK education sector



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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has today issued an alert to the entire education sector over fears that institutions’ cybersecurity is at risk, prompted by the rise in online schooling during the pandemic.

Cybersecurity wonks at the NCSC, which is part of the intelligence agency GCHQ, are increasing the support available for UK schools, colleges, and universities in handling online attacks.

It comes after a spate of attacks with the potential to de-rail preparations for the new term hit educational institutions over the summer.

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The alert urged schools and universities to take immediate steps such as ensuring data is backed up and also stored on copies offline.

“This criminal targeting of the education sector, particularly at such a challenging time, is utterly reprehensible,” said Paul Chichester, director of operations at the

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Cyber agency issues attack alert over ransomware threat to education sector



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The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.

The centre says it saw an increase in attempted cyber attacks on education establishments in August, often using ransomware which involves the encrypt of data by cybercriminals who then demand payment in exchange for recovery of the data.

The NCSC has encouraged institutions to take immediate steps such as ensuring all data is backed up and copies are stored offline to prevent data loss in the event of an attack.

As part of the issued alert, the NCSC says it has stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities, including

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Government puts entire UK education sector on cybersecurity alert



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The government’s national security body has issued a nationwide warning to the UK’s school system concerning possible cyberattacks.

As students across the country return to school following the nationwide lockdown that curtailed the last school year, fears have arisen that institutions could face attack due to a lack of proper protection.

The warning from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says that schools and universities need to take steps immediately to make sure they stay protected. This includes moves such as upgrading cybersecurity protection, ensuring data is stored securely, and making sure systems are backed up away from the premises.

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The NCSC says it has been investigating an increased number of ransomware attacks affecting education establishments in the UK, including schools, colleges and universities over the past few months.

“This criminal targeting of the education sector, particularly at such a challenging time, is

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And Commonwealth scientists with world-leading expertise have also been targeted by a Chinese company with links to the People’s Liberation Army.

A leaked database developed by Shenzhen-based data company Zhenhua Data, obtained by the ABC as part of an international consortium of media outlets, has more than 70 records that reference CSIRO’s staff and classified operations.

One entry shows Zhenhua Data monitored the March 2019 transfer of “scientific equipment” from Canberra’s Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla all the way across the Pacific Ocean to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

It records the name of the German-flagged container ship that took the cargo, as well as the Los Angeles-based customs company that took possession

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Counties up skills in policy drafting for cooperative sector

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NAIROBI, KENYA: Five counties have an upper hand in drafting better policies for cooperative sector growth.

This follows the completion of a capacity-building programme which targeted County Executive Committee Members (CECM), Chief Officers, County Cooperative Commissioners as well as County Cooperative Directors and Officers drawn from County Governments of Narok, Kiambu, Nandi, Homa Bay, and Nyeri.

At the Strathmore Business School (SBS), 55 trainees successfully graduated with a certificate in Public Policy Making Process (PPMP).

The programme was designed and delivered by Global Communities’ USAID-funded CLEAR Program in collaboration with Strathmore University Business School.

The training, which ended on September 14, was officially opened by Governor Tunai from the County Government of Narok on September 1.

While delivering his remarks, Governor Tunai thanked Global Communities for providing support for his team in their ongoing process of developing draft policies for the cooperative sector. He

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