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.

False Bay TVET College has officially opened its new campus in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved the funding applications of almost 120 000 university and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students for the 2017 academic year.

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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.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on formations that represent students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to engage with the department to resolve legitimate issues.

Are you thinking about studying further after school? A university education opens doors to people who are fortunate enough to get in.

What options are available for students who have not secured their place at a university this year?

While Ned Doman High School in Athlone in the Western Cape is situated in an area where socio-economic challenges such as gang violence and poverty haunt locals, the school has a great achievement to smile about.

The level of your matric pass will have a huge impact on what you can do after the final school bell rings.

For the ninth consecutive year, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been ranked as the best business school in Africa by the prestigious international education rating agency, Eduniversal.

The top 2016 Matric students in the Western Cape were celebrated at an awards ceremony and among them, Siphelele Xabendlini, received special honour for his achievement.

As the 2017 tertiary education academic year begins, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is working around the clock to finalise applications for funding.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to make use of opportunities to further their education so they can be successful and develop a skilled workforce for the country.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr. Blade Nzimande recently presented some of government's plans to provide financial support to students in 2017.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will open a second and final application window for students who missed the previous deadline.

Teaching and learning have commenced this morning in many parts of the country as the 2017 academic programme gets underway.

Mbali Shamu used to walk about 10 kilometres to and from school every day throughout her secondary school years.

Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space.

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

The matric results can bring about relief for some but it can also be the catalyst for depression and suicide in others and relatives need to look out for warning signs.

OLICO is a non-profit organisation providing after-school maths support to township-school youth.

The Central Application Clearing House, referred to as "CACH”, is expected to once again assist learners in accessing higher education.

With the 2016 Matric results being released on 5 January 2017, questions regarding future generations’ academic prospects remain a major concern for South Africans. In a recent statement by leading economist, Mike Schussler, SA campuses’ lack of financial resources and poor support system for students, are a large setback in the country’s education sector. 

In celebration of 20 years of existence, distance learning private college Oxbridge Academy is thrilled to announce the launch of 10 full scholarships. Building our future as a country is more than a hopeful phrase or an ideal. It means collectively addressing our crisis in education.

The Class of 2016 has achieved an overall national pass rate of 76.2% in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, from a previous figure of 74%.

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