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.

The North West provincial legislature’s committee on education has called on parents and society as a whole to play their role in instilling discipline and order within communities.

The career path you decide to pursue will largely determine where you should study.

With just 34 days to go until the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, the Basic Education Department (DBE) says it is expecting at least 787 281 learners to sit for this year’s exams.

There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a rise in the number of institutions from which prospective students can choose when considering their further education. 

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says coding should be introduced as a compulsory subject in schools in order to put the upcoming South African generation on par with international standards.

Ralph McDougall, Grade 12 learner at Curro Durbanville, recently scored top marks in the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO), finishing alongside second- and third-year university students in the top six.

Equipping children with digital literacy and digital skills is an act of great patriotism, says Deputy Minister for Communications Pinky Kekana.

South Africa needs to undergo a learning revolution to keep up with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and improve the way young South Africans learn. 

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars (SOP).

Faith Ngwenya, Technical Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), says the organisation has observed a dramatic drop in the number of scholars taking accountancy at school.

Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is such that we forget, often with some relief, what it was like to deal with the stressful challenges of our changing bodies, academic expectations and social interactions when WE were teenagers. 

A year ago, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and False Bay TVET College launched a multi-million rand skills development project for residents from Blikkiesdorp.

With the help of smart technology local schools are clamping down on bullying, abuse and racism.

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has quadrupled its donor income in five years to R64,9 million in 2017, grown the number of fundraising and development staff from six to eleven,

 

Professor John D Volmink has been reinstated as Umalusi chairperson, the Department of Basic Education has announced.

 

Corruption thrives in environments where there is little or no trust, so rebuilding trust in South African institutions should be a priority says Dr Tim London

What are we doing as business to help our youth create a sustainable future?

False Bay TVET College hosted its annual Open Day at each of their 5 campuses with a two day back to back programme.  

These eight words are what every High School leaver asks themselves. Some are fortunate to know what they would like to do, either to look for work or to study further.

 

False Bay TVET College hosted their annual Principals’ Breakfast in their Conference Centre at their Central Office in Muizenberg.

Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult position of being at odds with their parents or guardians about their preferred direction.

 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has suspended its Chief Executive Officer Steven Zwane with immediate effect, following allegations of maladministration.

Gender empowerment will thrive in inclusive workplaces that allow people to be their authentic selves.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the completion of phase 1 of an on-campus student residence at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) will go a long way in ensuring the safety of students.

The Advanced Professional Business Coaching Programme, offered by University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has received the stamp of approval from the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).

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