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TECH 19 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

S. Africa coding clubs plug township youth into future

It’s Wednesday, 2pm sharp in the densely-populated South African township of Ivory Park on the outskirts of Midrand – time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at their local coding club.

TECH 10 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Propelling STEM to new heights

Building drones could spark an interest in STEM subjects, and lead to a high-flying career.

TECH 02 Jan 2019 | 9:00 AM

China’s gaming giants Tencent, NetEase miss out on first round of new license approvals by government

Regulator approves 80 titles, the first since March amid a government restructuring.

TECH 04 Jan 2019 | 1:30 AM

Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers

The principal of a prestigious school near St. Petersburg summoned 16-year-old Leonid Shaidurov and 14-year-old Maxim Dautov in for a chat. Then he threatened them with expulsion, a criminal probe and being blacklisted from all Russian universities.

TECH 19 Feb 2019 | 3:00 AM

For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight.

TECH 15 Apr 2019 | 9:52 AM

Academics concerned about Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law

Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore’s proposed law against “fake news”, warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state’s ambition to become a global education hub.

TECH 29 Apr 2019 | 11:26 AM

Boost in talks with Education Ministry to implement cashless payment system in schools

E-wallet platform Boost says the company is in discussions with the Education Ministry to introduce cashless payment system in Malaysian schools.

TECH 05 Jul 2019 | 12:30 AM

As families flee Paris, fingers point at Airbnb

The bells will ring for the last time this week at Vaugirard elementary school in central Paris, the latest school in the city to close as spiralling property prices drive families out of the capital.