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Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, government and the department of education are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Below you'll find a variety of educational content on online learning, tvet colleges, higher education, gde admissions, tertiary education, inclusive education and more. Also find the latest stories on Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshekga.


Perhaps you did not get a chance to complete grade 12 or have failed the National Senior Certificate, fortunately there are other ways to earn a nationally recognised qualification and further your education. 


Even though it is many people’s dream, the odds of becoming a millionaire are as slim as the chances of finding a winning lottery ticket. In this day and age, going to college or university is usually essential if you want to get a well-paying job one day, especially in such a saturated job market. However, this isn't always the right choice for everyone, so what alternative options are there? Keep reading to find out. 


There are few tools as valuable as setting goals and constantly measuring a student’s progress against these goals in ensuring a successful academic journey, an education expert says.


Sacrifice, Commitment and Dedication. This is what drove Engen Maths and Science School learner, Sibulele Natuse to bag a full house of 7 distinctions for matric and a coveted place to study Medicine at the University of Cape Town this year.


Thousands upon thousands of students who sat for their Matric exams last year have been disappointed – or worse – by the recent release of their final results by the Department of Basic Education. 


As the world becomes increasingly more dependent on technology, basic computer knowledge becomes increasingly more valuable. Whether you want to understand computers as a way to keep up with the world, or you want to study computer sciences in order to one day make a profession out of it, there are a number of places where you can find such courses to your liking.


For many young people finishing high school, tertiary education is an attractive but daunting prospect. While parents may encourage them to pursue higher education, the working world and educational offerings have shifted substantially in the past decades, making it difficult for parents to navigate the available options too.


The world of work has changed dramatically over the last few years as technology advanced and the pandemic forced employers and employees to redefine what work looks like and where it takes place. Experts believe that individuals should obtain skills in order to remain equipped for the changing world of work.

 


With the rapid growth of private higher education in South Africa, prospective students now have a wealth of options when choosing not only what to study, but also where. So, public university or private institution?


Over the past 10 years, South Africa has been dealing with an economic and growing unemployment crisis that has placed the country in a dire situation.


With your matric certificate in hand, you can set your sights on college studies. Are you ready for this next important chapter in your life? Here are some things you can do to prepare for the big transition from school to college.


When it comes to university and matric exams, desperate learners and students who feel that cheating may be their only shot at passing should reconsider, and not only for ethical reasons, an education expert says.


According to Natalie Rabson of Boston City Campus & Business College, it is becoming increasingly important for students to choose one of the modern courses of study that are relevant to the modern times in which we are living and working.


Women underestimate how much networking can help them in their careers, boosting their chances of promotion and climbing the career ladder, writes Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education at the UCT Graduate School of Business.


These eight words are what every High School leaver asks themselves. Some are fortunate to know what they would like to do, either to look for work or to study further.

 


If you are looking to become part of Unisa’s postgraduate alumni in the upcoming academic year, you have a limited amount of time to submit your application for their Masters and Doctoral programme.


Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult position of being at odds with their parents or guardians about their preferred direction.

 


There is a group of students who cannot afford to pay the costs of tertiary education and do not qualify for the government bursary. These students are known as the missing middle, and they can apply for this bursary. 


With Matric finals loading and learners heading to exam venues in a matter of days, the bulk of reviewing should now be over, and the limited time available before and during the exams should be strategically managed, an education expert says.


Across the country hundreds of thousands of young people recently entered Higher Education hoping to graduate in a few years so that they are qualified to enter the workplace.

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