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August 8, 2001

Australia gives A$200m to study aid plan
The Australian government has committed A$200 million (£73 million) to a World Bank plan that will offer education and training to developing countries via the internet. The money will help establish eight distance education centres in Papua New Guinea, curriculum material for the African Virtual University and 200 electronic scholarships each year for teachers in developing countries.

Mounties criticised over student protest
An inquiry has criticised the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for “inappropriate conduct” in trying to quell a student protest during an international summit on global trade at the University of British Columbia nearly four years ago.

Nigerian plan aims to secure sector's future
Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has approved plans for a postgraduate university to ensure the future supply of academics for the country’s struggling higher education system.

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