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.

If you step into a classroom in South Africa’s Limpopo province during a lesson, you’re very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi – the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province

World Suicide Prevention is trending. That’s a scary thought, but also outstanding that it is being addressed head on, and that it is being discussed. 

What will I learn in an economics study programme? For many the field of economics and the career opportunities associated with it is shrouded in mystery.

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has urged students who qualify to be funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to submit their applications for 2020 on time.

There is a very powerful moral underground that keeps this country together. If you take non-profit organisations (NPOs) out of the system, this country will collapse.

The Department of Basic Education is currently testing scripted lesson plans that are aimed at making learners more conscious of issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Future adaptable, agile and resilient structures could be the key to success in a world characterised by disruptive technology and the intelligent automation and connectedness offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Education is evolving at a high speed and the impact on educational institutions is huge. Today students are expected to be tech savvy and work ready as soon as they graduate and it is up to training providers to meet these needs. 

As the start of the northern hemisphere academic year <a href="https://monitor.icef.com/2016/12/new-study-highlights-shifting-patterns-...">hundreds of thousands</a> of students across Africa head to the airport. The reason for this “student exodus” is that those who can afford it head abroad for their tertiary education.

Are you passionate about the planet? Environmental science looks at ways to manage and care for the natural surroundings.

If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.

The launch of St Barnabas and UJ Metropolitan Mathematics is set to ignite a new level of hunger in the fields of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

While the Matrics from the Class of 2019 hunker down in front of their books in preparation for their final school exams in a few weeks’ time,

Are you interested in numbers? Does the world of finance intrigue you? Why not enrol in a financial or accounting qualification at Unisa.

The Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge is calling all Grade 8 to 12 learners to participate in their annual competition.

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Postdoctoral training is vital for new PhD graduates. This is a period of “apprenticeship” for a newly-minted researcher to hone their skills in a research environment. 

Unisa's application window for the 2020 academic year is open now, giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.

Distance learning offers multiple benefits to those who are able to overcome the challenges that come with it.

Unisa offers a range of undergraduate qualifications in seven major fields of study. These qualifications consist of higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor's degrees.

The newly launched Engineering School of Specialisation in Katlehong is set to address the skills shortage and unemployment through public-private partnership.

MasterCard and ATI partnership trains over 200 TVET trainers across SA, addressing critical deficit in technical training system 

Globalisation has made the world a little smaller, perhaps more manageable, and has enabled us to view the world through a wide-angle lens.

Students who wish to enter a study programme at Unisa need to submit their application between 20 August and 27 September for the 2020 academic year.

Unisa's national Student Representative Council (SRC) will march to the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology to present a list of complaints.

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