Different schools in parts of South Africa today started Africa Day celebrations by singing the African Union (AU) anthem at special assemblies, following a directive issued by the Department of Basic Education (DBE).
South Africa’s tablet roll-out at public schools in Gauteng has already been hit by thefts, propelling the education department to throw millions of Rands at the problem by recalling 88 000 tablets in order for it to enhance security features.
The management of schools piloting the Twinning of Schools Programme in Gauteng say they are excited about sharing facilities and human resources amongst their schools to help learners achieve more in education.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced that the department will regrettably be withdrawing a total of 88 000 tablets from schools across the province following the recent spate of burglaries.
The Mpumalanga Education Department has requested all learners who wrote the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) supplementary examination in February/March this year to collect their statements of results from their schools.
The ongoing challenges faced by the education sector in South Africa, and across the continent, have precipitated the need for even greater collaboration and synergy between the private and public sectors to address existing issues.
Graduates from the North-West University have been encouraged to contribute positively to the development of the country by Director General in the Presidency and Secretary of Cabinet, Dr Cassius Lubisi.