Education

Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

How will the latest cabinet reshuffle impact the higher education sector? According to the public this sudden shift could undermine the stability established by the previous Minister.

Of the twelve years that children spend at school, the foundation phase - years one through four - are the most critical for cementing the long-term potential of children and enabling them to become successful adults, an education expert says.

 

With university and Matric exams looming, 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.

Don't let multiple choice tests trip you up, follow these tips to pass your next exam.

The IMM Graduate School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dalein van Zyl as Chief Executive Officer of Professional Learning Group (PLG), which includes the IMM Graduate School in SA, as well as Oxford College of Marketing in the UK as of 1 September 2017.

UCT receives funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for research to map all cells in a human body.

“I was the smartest kid in my school and that made me popular. I worked hard every day. If you want a certain life for yourself you must work for it, prepare for it,” said Itumeleng Sekhu during her visit to schools in Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage.

How do you help your Grade 12 child deal with final exams? All parents know that the end of year exam season is a stressful time at any age, but for matriculants there is added pressure to perform.

A second cabinet reshuffle will see Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande replaced with Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, ex-minister of home affairs.

 

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has encouraged learners and students needing financial aid to submit their applications early.

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.

What happens to the masses of students exiting the school system each year? This has become a major point of contention for government and higher education authorities.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will today publish the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for public comment.

So, you got your undergraduate degree, wrote essays, read articles, and drank a lot of cappucinos. Now you’re a postgraduate, doing your honours coursework or maybe even a research masters degree through thesis alone; or you’re in that rare zone, the Ph.D or doctoral research.

This month, hundreds of thousands of young South Africans will write the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations as the swan song to their school education.

Priscilla Ogunbanjo, the Director for Examination and Assessment, says just over 798 000 learners have enrolled to write this year’s matric exams, which start on 16 October.

Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students to help them cram for finals during the stressful months of October and November, but science suggests they drink rooibos tea as an alternative to help them stay on top of their “A” game.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners that have set up and are running green businesses are invited to take part in a 10-month scholarship opportunity at one of South Africa’s top business schools.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted the 3rd Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Imbizo at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni on 3 - 5 October 2017.

The Basic Education Department has confirmed that schools reopen today, setting the record straight on false social media reports that schools were set to open next week.

Three young scientists have been granted the opportunity to study engineering at South African universities of their choice after receiving bursaries worth over R1.3 million from Eskom.

The TVET Imbizo hosted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) was initiated to address pressing issues within the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system.

Educare challenge highlights early childhood development as critical for success from Grade R right through to Matric – and beyond.

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Acting National Commissioner, James Smalberger, says the department is ready for this year's matric examinations.

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen.

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