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.

TVET is an abbreviation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

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.

Do you go against, behind and in front of the grain? Are you the streetwise running anti-clockwise? Do you see the unseen? Do you dream the undreamed? Are you what the world needs? This is a call to you, future entrepreneurs.

Monash South Africa Student and Employee Captivates Judges in Global Business Plan Competition with Plan to Engage Youth in the Democratic Process.

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been granted R5 000 bail after appearing in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on an assault charge.

Imagine for a moment what it must be like to be a child growing up in a time where technology seems to overrun just about every aspect of our lives. Smart TV’s, smart cell phones, social media, 3D games, YouTube, Google – the list seems endless.

If there is one moment that marks when a parent has begun to send a child into the world of adult decision making, it is surely when they first sit down together to consider career options.

More students access the internet on their mobile phones than using their own laptops or tablets. Education that does not embrace this reality is not meeting students where they are, an expert says.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana has released a public apology to the woman he allegedly assaulted over the weekend.

Calls for free tertiary education for poor South Africans are gaining momentum ahead of the release of the findings of the Fees Commission later this month, but how this might be achieved remains unclear.

Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from an early age, to help them achieve academic excellence throughout their school years and beyond, an education expert says.

Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened.

The 2017 PPS Student Confidence Index (SCI) survey conducted among nearly 2500 students across South Africa reveals that less than half of respondents felt they were prepared for the transition from secondary school to tertiary education.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Business Acumen for Artists programme, the only short course of its kind in South Africa, offers creative professionals a practical guide to mastering essential business skills and helps them create sustainable businesses around their creative talent.

In an attempt to make education more accessible to young people living with disabilities, three young social entrepreneurs and members of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network from the City of Tshwane are preparing to walk more than 600KM.

 

Embury Institute for Higher Education is expected to provide R3.5 million in bursaries for teacher education in 2018.

The partnership, signed between Burhani Engineers Limited, the Directorate of Education and the MP’s Office will see at least 10 schools receive 10 computers in the first round.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will, for the first time in its 179-year history, establish an official and permanent educational space in a Cape Town community with the opening of the GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village.

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth has relaunched itself as the Nelson Mandela University.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is investigating the owners of a suspected fraudulent international university on allegations of operating an illegal private institution in central Pretoria.

In today’s competitive environment, where some toddlers attend maths development classes and other youngsters are pushed to start reading fluently before they enter Grade 1, parents can be forgiven for being concerned about the future of their children who show signs of struggling academically or otherwise.

The much-anticipated July school holidays seem to have flown by. Alarm clocks have been quiet and daily homework seems to be a distant memory. School uniforms have been hibernating and lunch boxes, shelved.

As the Class of 2017 return to their desks for arguably the most important few months of their school careers, it is time for them to eliminate all distractions, and budget their time to ensure they stay in control of their revision and ultimate success, an education expert says.

The Department of Basic Education says it has no intentions of making mathematics optional for learners.

Honoris United Universities is the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time.

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