Competing factors on student learning outcomes

There are two factors competing for attention in terms of their influence on student learning outcomes.

The one factor is internal while the other is external. Undoubtedly, the two factors influence teaching and learning and student achievement levels albeit in varying degrees.

There is therefore, a continuing debate on what carries more weight between issues within the locus of control of school systems and those outside their sphere of influence and jurisdiction.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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