Student integration in Senegal and corruption in Indian education

In Maharashtra, India’s most prosperous state, cheating during exams for lower government jobs prevents candidates from escaping the agricultural crisis. It happens that over a million people apply for a job, and just over 850,000 candidates take the exam for 4,600 vacancies. Some people pass dozens of exams but are cheated and robbed by the private companies organizing them. According to official estimates, over 26,000 cases of farmer suicides were recorded in the region in 2013–2022 – an average of seven a day – mainly due to the crisis in agriculture and sometimes due to helplessness in the face of fraud and corruption in education.

According to a new method used in Senegal, a small number of students who are hard of hearing and with significant or profound hearing impairment attend classes with normally hearing students. The latter quickly learn sign language to communicate with their friends. The United Nations Children’s Fund claims that approximately 60% of Senegalese children with disabilities do not go to school, which is also related to the stigma with which they are associated.

According to American scientists, children aged two to five who live near forests, parks, and gardens may suffer less from anxiety, loneliness, and depression than children who do not live near green areas. That association persisted even after taking into account factors such as the socioeconomic status of the neighborhood and the parents’ education and age at the time of the children’s birth.

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