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.
Leaving home to study for the first time is an exciting event filled with anticipation. This transitional period in one’s life is filled with new experiences, as well as a lot more freedom and financial responsibility.
In July last year the University of Johannesburg (UJ) opened the doors to a cutting edge initiative that is on trend with global educational trends; the formation of the College of Business and Economics (CBE).
As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get to grips with the challenges of the year ahead, an education expert has warned that they need to start thinking about their plans for next year sooner rather than later.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) has just been re-accredited by two international accreditation agencies – the USA-based Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (ACCSB) and the UK-based Association of MBAs (AMBA).
University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been selected as one of the 38 global business schools that will be part of the United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education.
In 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, reached their goal of an 80% matric pass under the Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)