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Starting in September Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lusufi, has announced
that his department will open a new school every week, until the end of the year. A
total of 17 schools will be opened over the period.

The Gauteng Department of Education is switching things up by changing the
focus areas to STEAM - Science, Technology, Entrepreneur, Arts and Maths -
as a guiding principle of the current curriculum.

Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has urged North
West youth to take their studies seriously as it will enable them to participate
in the running of the country.

President Jacob Zuma has assured the nation that government will continue
to invest in education and skills development as it forms the key to economic
growth and development.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) congratulated Basic
Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Higher Education and Training
Minister Blade Nzimande on their re-appointment to Cabinet.

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on all
South African based companies to prioritise education and development of
community infrastructure while at Uthando Primary school where she was
handing over five newly built classrooms.

A hybrid learning model better known as 'blended learning' will be needed to deliver
education across the country. Blended learning is an integrated approach to
education that combines traditional in-class face-to-face learning methods with online
activities.

Who is responsible for delivering high quality education in South Africa? According to Des Squire no single role-player in the education sector can take the blame or work alone to restore failing systems. Bringing quality education to SA requires a collaborative approach.

For many matriculants the period that follows graduation is often a disheartening time, leaving many hopefuls feeling utterly hopeless in the face of so many obstacles to obtaining a higher education. The National Applications Centre was founded to address some of these challenges.

Higher education institutions, inclusive of FET colleges,can at best accommodate around 100 000 new entrants per annum. With so many matriculants battling to secure a place in tertiary institutions investments into the South African higher education sector is of critical importance.

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