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 Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against the officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

Did you write Matric on the old syllabus? Do you want to redo Matric to improve your marks? This week in How to Redo Matric, we look at the options available for those of you who originally wrote on the old syllabus.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5 billion has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20.

Following the student protests that have rocked the country in recent years, Minister Gordhan announced several adjustments to university fees, and appointed a commission to assess the feasibility of free higher education and training.

Finding yourself sitting in a crowded campus lecture hall, unable to understand the person lecturing you from a vast distance, and thinking to yourself: “What am I doing here?” is unfortunately quite a common student experience.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training says it is satisfied with the student-centred model introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding applications.

The battle of the best is on where young artisans from TVET colleges, private colleges, universities of technology, and industry are competing in 22 skill areas.

Grade 12s who are serious about giving their final exams the best shot now have the most valuable weapon in their arsenal – time – and should use it to their advantage, an education expert says.

President Jacob Zuma says educating the nation should be the task of all South Africans, as it will help the country to prosper.

Cipla SA, South Africa’s third largest pharmaceutical company, is encouraging all students in their first, second or third/final year, who want to make a difference in the world by becoming a part of the pharmaceutical industry, to apply for a bursary at the company.

South Africa has set itself goals of eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, growing the economy by an average of 5.4%, and cutting the unemployment rate to 6% by 2030.

Starting university can be quite intimidating. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your first year on campus.

Tertiary Education is out of reach for many. Here's how you can help students struggling to finance their educations.

The AAA School of Advertising is offering R1 million worth of bursaries as a means of ‘giving back’ to the broader Marketing and Communications sector, and to assist with the transformation process in the industry currently being undertaken by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA).

Caught in the gap between the rich and poor, the missing middle faces a unique set of challenges when applying for university funding.

The SANRAL Physical Science School and Educator of 2017 Competition aims to discover teaching talent in the Nelson Mandela Bay area.

South Africa's private higher education provider partners with UK counterpart to improve student access, success and opportunity.

South Africa’s public tertiary education institutions lack the capacity to meet the enormous and increasing demands of young people who aspire to attain higher qualifications.

Even though it is many people’s dream, the odds of becoming a millionaire are as slim as the chances of finding and cashing a winning lottery ticket, and going the route of gaining a tertiary education is necessary in order to turn dreams into reality.

In today’s education system, we stand at a meaningful crossroads. In many ways, it is a time rich in opportunity as we devise fresh methods to prepare learners for the information economy. On the other hand, we face several challenges that threaten to restrict the creation of a relevant, modern curriculum.

Dreams, aspirations and passions gain hope as BIC chooses to change the future of South African students.

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been benchmarked in the top five globally for social impact in a new report from the Bridgespan Group.

The Gauteng Department of Education says the number of unplaced learners whose parents applied online has been drastically reduced to 2 865.

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