10 Sep 2018

Public Private Partnership (PPP) failing pre-schoolers

With loads of complaints from parents and other critics, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that it has yet to finalize contracts and payments with private schools to facilitate the overflow of public school system pre-school registrants, prompting one parent to say that the PPP is failing the toddlers. Couple of

05 Jun 2018

Driverless shuttles on road on UM north campus

The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project of the University of Michigan (UM), is put on road Monday on UM’s north campus. The Mcity Driverless Shuttle uses two fully automated, 11-passenger, all-electric AUTONOM Shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to cover a roughly one-mile round-trip route contained to the No

07 May 2018

Public-private partnership supports skills training for young people in Zambia

The Minister of Higher Education, Professor Nkandu Luo, has paid a courtesy visit to Zambian Industrial Training Academy (ZAMITA), a project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in close cooperation with Northern Technical College (NORTEC), supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish multinational

07 May 2018

PepsiCo Announces Partnership With Emirates Foundation to Empower Emirati Youth

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company, has announced a new partnership with Emirates Foundation, a national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the empowerment of youth across the UAE. As a part of the agreement, PepsiCo will offer young and talented

09 Apr 2018

CM praises public-private partnership in education sector

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the education sector has produced best results. He said this while addressing a ceremony at DCTO English Medium High School in Lyari. The school is being run by Kiran Foundation under the PPP. When the chief

22 Mar 2018

RUSA 2.0 seeks enhanced private partnership in higher education sector

New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) In a significant development, Government today approved a proposal that will encourage states to undertake projects in public private partnership in the higher education sector based on the concept of viability gap funding. The Rastriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) 2.0, cleared by the Cabinet Committee

05 Mar 2018

Rajasthan govt puts PPP policy for school education in cold storage

The state government has put the policy for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in School Education-2017 on a cold storage after series of protests by the teachers’ associations, opposition party and even their own members of legislative assembly. Since the ruling BJP had lost bypolls in the state, the party is

23 Feb 2018

Construction of Public Private Partnership School in Hamilton’s north begins

Construction has begun on Sylvester School, a Public Private Partnership (PPP), meaning the private sector has designed, is building and will maintain the school property over 25 years, while the education side remains the responsibility of the principal and the board of trustees. “It means [I] and the board will not have

09 Feb 2018

Rajasthan government puts scheme for public private partnerships in school education on hold

After the scheme was cleared and notified in September 2017, villagers, teachers and students had held protests against its implementation. The government of Rajasthan on Thursday put its scheme for public private partnerships in school education on hold. In September 2017, the state government had cleared and notified the scheme

11 Jan 2018

An Innovative Public-Private Partnership in California: Oracle Will Give Mentoring, a Tech Curriculum, and a New $43 Million Building to a Charter High School

When Design Tech High School, known as d.tech, started in 2014 as a public charter school with 139 ninth-graders, its students took over a few unused classrooms in a traditional high school building in Millbrae, California. As that same group of students prepares to graduate from d.tech this spring, they