Update: 13:05

April 29, 2003

University of Babylon ready to reopen
The University of Babylon expects to be fully operational by next week, according to officials. Up to 3,000 of its students, almost half its total number, had returned by the beginning of this week.

Poll reveals financial burden of US college education
A poll of the US public by the Chronicle of Higher Education, to be published on Friday, found that 82 per cent believed tuition and other costs were making it very difficult for middle-class students to afford a college education.

Nairobi student shot during clash with police
A University of Nairobi student has died after being shot during clashes with police.  Another student was shot in the head. But the university is to remain open, its vice-chancellor said.

Canadian to chair Commonwealth of Learning
Lewis Perinbam, a former vice-president of the Canadian International Development Agency, has been named chair of the board of governors of the Commonwealth of Learning. Mr Perinbam has represented the World Bank at the United Nations and served as secretary-general of the Canadian National Commission for Unesco and the World University Service of Canada.

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