Home Office requested schools census data on nearly 2,500 children

Home Office officials requested information from the national pupil database on nearly 2,500 children for immigration enforcement over 15 months, it has emerged. Peers are expected to challenge the collection, undertaken for the first time this year as part of the schools census, in a Lords debate on Monday, after Liberal Democrat education spokesman Michael Storey tabled a motion of regret over the policy. Human rights groups have urged parents to boycott the questions, amid fears that they would turn teachers into de facto border guards. Answers were not compulsory,…

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Toby Young to take over as head of New Schools Network

Toby Young, the controversial journalist turned educationalist, has been appointed as the head of a government-funded charity to promote free schools in England. Young will take over as director of the New Schools Network (NSN) in January, to run the charity backed by the Department for Education to lobby for more of the schools to be opened and assist with the application process. The former Conservative parliamentary hopeful and associate editor of the Spectator quickly moved to reassure free school supporters that his role would not be politically motivated. “My…

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Another school goes up in flames in Kashmir, takes total to 24

A school in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district became the latest target of unknown “arsonists” on Friday, taking the number of educational institutions to be burnt to 24 in almost four months of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir. Mainstream parties as well as separatist leaders condemned the burning of schools but targeted each other for the state of education in the Valley during the unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. On Friday, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti lashed out at the separatists, alleging they were…

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The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while cashed-up incumbents watch closely from the sidelines. The ripples will span the entire industry — from founders, investors and service providers to job seekers. Basically everyone in business. How will it impact you? This article brings clarity through a historical lens. It provides a framework for how the industry has evolved over the past…

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OAS Online Scholarship Opportunities

By BBN Staff: The OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Employment and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-UPV- in Spain are offering scholarships for the course: “Introducción a la Energía Solar Fotovoltaica”. This is an online course and will be delivered in Spanish. The deadline for receiving the applications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NEMO Building, Belmopan for forwarding to Washington, D.C. will be November 9th, 2016. The online application form must be completed on-line and can be accessed at: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/professionaldev.asp where you will find the announcements of the…

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Scholarship for Muslims

It is heartening to hear about the Narendra Modi scholarship constituted by an Aligarh-based group of Muslim intellectuals for economically backward Muslim students (“Thousands apply for the ‘Narendra Modi Scholarship for Muslim students’”, Oct. 27). It is all the more gratifying that Muslim girls are a lion’s share of the applicants. K.P. Ummer, a versatile Malayalam actor, had once said that one of his greatest regrets in life was the lack of education among Muslim women. Let us hope that the scholarship will encourage many economically backward girls to pursue…

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This startup is a recruitment startup company – Zigsaw Consultancy

The job market in today’s scenario has huge scope. With the growth in job opportunities, there is a growth in the job seekers as well. However, there definitely is a dearth of people who can bridge the gap between job seeker and a job provider. One startup that is working towards this direction is Zigsaw Consultancy. Founder Zigsaw Consiultancy Zigsaw, aims at helping the job seekers to get the most relevant job according to their skills, and the companies to get their best candidate. They basically recruit people for the companies. Their aim is…

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Uma Sathnur – FIT Scholarship Scheme 2017 This scholarship has been launched for admission to the one-year LLM programme in international taxation at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna, Austria. Eligibility: Candidates having a minimum of three to five years’ experience in international taxation in industry, profession or public service. Application: By email Prizes and rewards: Annual tuition fees for one year (approximately Rs. 11 lakh). Deadline: November 30 Website: http://www.b4s.in/plus/USF820 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2017 This scholarship promotes international exchange and research cooperation in any…

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Recruitment company employing private investigators to probe British troops in Iraq given more than £20m

The recruitment company that employs private investigators to probe the conduct of British troops in Iraq has been received more than £20 million in taxpayers money, it can be disclosed. Ministers revealed the huge sums paid to Red Snapper Recruitment amid growing calls for the inquiry into alleged historic abuse be shut down. Mike Penning, the armed forces minister, said in a parliamentary written answer that Red Snapper had been paid £20.8 million since winning the contract to provide staff for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat) in 2013. The…

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Punjab recruitment scam side-effect: Retests prove costly for aspirants

Cancellation and re-conduct of several recruitment examinations following selective leak of question papers has put a financial burden on lakhs of government job aspirants in Punjab. There are candidates who have shelled out more than Rs 30,000, applying for these tests since November last year. While they are likely to get no refund of the amount paid to apply for the examinations that stand cancelled now, they will also have to pay again to apply for the retest in many cases. The worst-affected are the candidates who cleared the examinations,…

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