Education

Major Shake-up for Law Degree Following Report

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, taught at the country’s universities, is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking.A report undertaken and released re...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Nigeria’s Universities Are Performing Poorly. What Can Be Done About

Why are Nigeria’s universities in such a sorry state? Some would say it had to do with just one word: money. Sadly this is part of the reason. But not entirely.Nigeria’s universities have been under-funded for decades. Like a talented bu...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Education in South Africa: Hits and Misses Over the Past 25 Years

State of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and socio-economic state, highlight progress made and signal new policy directions for national government...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

How Giving Young People Basic Financial Skills Helps Them Find Jobs

The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the eyes of employers. And they lack the basic skills that employers now need. The re...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

South Africa’s higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals.

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability. State funding of universities is inadequate – it ha...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma ·almost 3 years ago

Lack of Youth Services Undercuts the Gains of South Africa’s Child Grant

South Africa introduced a child support grant 21 years ago in 1998, four years after the advent of democracy. The grant has been a human rights milestone and a mark of progress in the full realisation of children’s rights. It is one of t...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

African Education System Not Aligned to Economic Needs - Ramaphosa

African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Associ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Cosas and Teacher Unions Reject DBE's Decision To Rewrite Two Leaked Papers.

The Minister of basic education announced last week that due to the Maths Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 being leaked, pupils throughout the country will need to rewrite them. Teacher unions, educational stake holders as well a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

President Ramaphosa Addresses Education Lekgotla

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2021, address the 2021 Virtual Basic Education Lekgotla. This annual event will be held under the theme: "Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World"...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

Matric Results: Is the Improvement Worth Celebrating?

With the Matric Results for the Class of 2022 having been announced over the past week, many organisations and individuals have congratulated this class, even hailing them as the best that will ever come. With the class achieving a pass ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

NSFAS-Funded Students will be Able to Register Without Paying Upfront Registration Fee

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology held a media briefing on the state of readiness of public higher education institutions as well as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Speaking on load shedding, Nzimande ex...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Registrations halted as SRC members protest

Day 2 of the walk-in Registrations at Sedibeng TVET College in Vanderbijlpark were halted on Tuesday as the EFF and ANC SRC members protested for the rights of the students.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Minister of Basic Education Congratulates Top Achievers of 2022

"You stood firm against adversity. Your determination is there to marvel", are words that were used by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga to address the Top Achievers of the class of 2022. This is ahead of the breakfast hel...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

General Smuts High School sees an increase of 6.1% as Gauteng gets 84.4 %.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced an 80.1 percent matric pass rate for the class of 2022 with Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal contributing the most passes that qualify to study further at university.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

MEC Lesufi to launch campaign to deliver quality learning and teaching for all in Gauteng

The QLTC main goal is to ensure the delivery of quality learning and teaching in all Gauteng schools. The QLTC was developed fourteen years ago to co-ordinate the work of the various stakeholders to ensure education is treated as a s...

Department of Education·over 1 year ago

Umalusi Makes a Pronouncement on the 2022 National Exam Results

Umalusi has made the pronouncement of the 2022 National results ahead of the announcement of the Matric Results by the Minister of Basic Education, this week. The Quality Council for General and Further Education and Training, further ex...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Blade Nzimande intends to place Unisa under administration

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that he intends to place Unisa under administration after a report revealed financial and other maladministration at the institution.

Neo Poho·7 months ago

Gauteng MEC of Education Announces Matric Results for the Province

A day to truly celebrate the heroes and achievers of the Education system in Gauteng. That is exactly what took place at the Soshanguve East Secondary School on 20 January 2023. This is as the Gauteng Department of Education announced it...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Basic Education Minister opens a state of the art Secondary School in Pretoria

The 2024 academic year began on high note for students and staff of Kgatoentle Secondary school in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria as basic education minister, Angie Motshekga officially opened the revamped school on Wednesday morning alon...

Neo Poho·about 1 month ago

"Making Education compulsory for prisoners is on the horizon" - Minister Ronald Lamola

Correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has revealed that plans to make education compulsory in all prisons in the country in a bid to prevent released prisoners from re-offending are already underway.

Neo Poho·about 1 month ago

Three South African universities have new approaches to assessing students: why this is a good thing

South African higher education faces many complex challenges rooted in the legacy of apartheid.

The Conversation ·about 1 month ago