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 Students from St Andrew's University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the 'academic family' on October 17, 2016, in St Andrews, Scotland. Every year the 'raisin weekend' which is held in the university's Lower College Lawn, is celebrated and a gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first year students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Students from St Andrew’s University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo Jeff J Mitchell/Getty 

Protesters chant slogans in front of a barricade during a protest demanding free education, at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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Protesters chant slogans in front of a barricade during a protest demanding free education, at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Photo Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters 

A student from Wits University is arrested after clashes with police forces during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 October 2016. The ministry of education announced a 8 percent increase of university fees following calls by student demonstrators of a zero percent increase. The violent protests have spread to many of the countries higher education campuses and have been ongoing for several weeks.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

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A student from Wits University is arrested after clashes with police forces during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ministry of education announced a 8 percent increase of university fees following calls by student demonstrators of a zero percent increase. The violent protests have spread to many of the countries higher education campuses and have been ongoing for several weeks. Photo Kim Ludbrook/EPA 

TOPSHOT - US First Lady Michelle Obama cheers during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Students from throughout the US performed at the presidential mansion showcasing the power of arts education.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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US First Lady Michelle Obama cheers during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House in Washington D.C. Students from throughout the US performed at the presidential mansion showcasing the power of arts education 

Graduating students from Barnard College during the Columbia University 2016 Commencement ceremony in New York May 18, 2016. Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college. Founded in 1889, it has been affiliated with Columbia University since 1900.  / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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Graduating students from Barnard College during the Columbia University 2016 Commencement ceremony in New York. Barnard College is a private women’s liberal arts college founded in 1889 

Mayoral visit to Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School...Newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, meets pupils at Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School in the City of London, where he helped the children plant seeds and flowers on their green roof garden after seeing an air pollution monitoring station in the playground. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 13, 2016. Mr Khan has promised to clean up London's toxic air - as he revealed he has only recently started suffering from asthma. See PA story POLITICS Khan. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, meets pupils at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School in the City of London, where he helped the children plant seeds and flowers on their green roof garden after seeing an air pollution monitoring station in the playground

Britain's Finance Minister George Osborn...Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne is pictured as he watches pupils during a netball lesson at St Benedict's Catholic Primary School in Garforth, north east England, on March 17, 2016. Britain unleashed more austerity on Wednesday March 16, 2016, in its latest annual budget and cut its growth outlook, blaming the impact of global market turbulence rooted in China.  / AFP PHOTO / POOL / DARREN STAPLESDARREN STAPLES/AFP/Getty Images

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Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne is pictured as he watches pupils during a netball lesson at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Garforth. Britain unleashed more austerity on Wednesday in its latest annual budget and cut its growth outlook, blaming the impact of global market turbulence rooted in China 

Eastview School in Harare, Zimbabwe...epa05211322 Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom because of lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in Caledonia, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 March 2016. Students most of whom their parents are low income earners and informal traders, learn under very poor facilities.  EPA/AARON UFUMELI

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Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom due to a lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in Caledonia, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Demonstrators from Indian Youth Congress (IYC) burn an effigy of Indian education minister Smriti Irani during a protest march near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi...Demonstrators from Indian Youth Congress (IYC) burn an effigy of Indian education minister Smriti Irani during a protest march near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. Hundreds of activists gathered to protest and express solidarity for Rohith Vemula, a low-caste student of the University of Hyderabad who was found hanging at a hostel in January this year. REUTERS /Anindito Mukherjee      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS8X96

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Demonstrators from Indian Youth Congress (IYC) burn an effigy of Indian education minister Smriti Irani during a protest march near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India. Hundreds of activists gathered to protest and express solidarity for Rohith Vemula, a student of the University of Hyderabad who was found hanging at a hostel in January this year. 

Scottish government outlines local taxation plans...Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to pupils during their home economics class at Lasswade High School in Midlothian, where she was outlining her government's plans for local taxation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 2, 2016. See PA story SCOTLAND Tax. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to pupils during their home economics class at Lasswade High School in Midlothian, where she was outlining her government’s plans for local taxation

Protestors clash with police officers outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills during a protest against education cuts and tuition fees on Wednesday in London, England

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Protestors clash with police officers outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills during a protest against education cuts and tuition fees on Wednesday in London, England

Students shout slogans during a demonstration of thousands of students against government reforms in education in central Athens, Greece, on Monday

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Students shout slogans during a demonstration of thousands of students against government reforms in education in central Athens, Greece, on Monday

Below – children at Fortunata pre-school in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. Before the IRC’s EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms, these children were being taught under trees or crowded into dilapidated classrooms. Now they can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. Photos and video of refugee children, parents and teachers affected by conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be displayed at the Inigo room at Somerset House from Saturday 6 – Sunday 14 June. Credit: Peter Biro/International Rescue Committee

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Children at Fortunata pre-school in The Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. The International Rescue Committee EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms. Now children can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. An exhibition of photos and videos showing those affected by the conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be exhibited at Somerset house in London from Saturday

TO GO WITH India-education-school-health...TO GO WITH India-education-school-health-food,FEATURE by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan.  Churning out 1.2 tonnes of curry in under an hour, women stirring vats in the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to erase the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.    AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan

Preview Of The Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show...EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 28:  Freddie Thomas and her two week old son Winston pose in front of her work titled Theatre of Education at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show on May 28, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The attractions at this year's Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Emily Binks poses at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her sculpture made using furniture she found abandoned. The attractions at this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut-outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system

Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of Myanmar's main city on March 10, 2015. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan, who have surrounded around 150 activists since March 2.

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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles) north of Myanmar’s main city on Tuesday. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan

Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road pr...Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road primary flee tear gas on January 19, 2015 in Nairobi after breaking a wall illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school's playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician. Children were in the front line of people pulling down a wall erected around the playground.                      AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician 

Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.

Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on Tuesday. The temple is where Vietnam's oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty, and is popular with modern-day students who begin to flock in high school, hoping to boost their chances in annual nationwide examinations.

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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty

Pakistani boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 November 2014.  International student Day is marked annually on 17 November.

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Boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan