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 recently piloted a reading intervention programme to boost independent reading among first year students.

Thirteen years of compulsory schooling is nearly over for thousands of learners!  For some, the expectation or desire to study in a tertiary institution has become a reality and the pressures of ‘what-to-do-next’ is not a concern at this point!

The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some of the most anxiety-inducing, nail-biting weeks of school-leavers’ lives. 

what is the NQF?

What is the NQF? Saqa is responsible for running the National Qualifications Framework, or NQF. The NQF originally consisted of eight levels but was later increased to ten levels. The NQF levels run from Adult Basic Education and Training all the way up to doctoral degrees.

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has opened its fourth physical campus in Berea, Durban, thereby increasing tertiary education options in KwaZulu-Natal.  

From 2019, supplementary exams will no longer take place in March but rather in June, says the Basic Education Department (DBE).

Regent Business School (RBS) has facilitated a sponsored Leadership and People Management Masterclass to its key stakeholders, students, alumni 

South African education innovators, Craig Duff and Odette Francesconi, who founded Varsity College in Durban in 1991 and were instrumental in the growth and development of the brand for over 25 years.

Almost 50 years after submitting his Master of Laws (LLM) degree thesis and had it refused because it quoted a banned person, Professor Raymond Suttner

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date.

Matric exams signify the culmination of one journey and the kick-off off another.

As the Matric class of 2018 settle into the rhythm of their final exams, an education expert has warned them not to become complacent thinking the ‘worst’ is behind them, but instead to knuckle down and give it their best sustained effort right until the end.

The Department of Basic Education has distanced itself from a letter making reference to a Mathematics question paper.

Most successful entrepreneurs have experienced failure, said talent manager, author and educator Dr Mathew Knowles, at the launch of his new book in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is scheduled to lead the department’s Second Chance Programme to George in the Western Cape on Saturday.

The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that, so often, go hand-in-hand with the experience.

Discussions on universities role in achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 has taken centre stage at the 6th Africa Higher Education Week and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference.

"Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing rapid growth with the demand for education outstripping supply."

Your whole life you have been told by your parents, your teachers, your coaches that you will not be successful without a university degree, that you will amount to nothing without good grades and your head in the books.

In an effort to demystify the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application process students were invited to pose their funding-related questions via a live Twitter chat.

Students who are struggling to apply for government funding can now receive help at the new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) office.

Schools are not only expected to give learners a good academic foundation, they are under increasing pressure to ensure their learners get regular exercise and eat healthily.

Sbathle Zwane, the 10-year old from Soweto who went viral for firing off answers to difficult maths multiplication questions while being videoed by a police officer, 

The student population at South African universities have changed dramatically in the last two decades. It’s now much more diverse in terms of age, race, culture, backgrounds, educational experience and academic potential.

 

Government has wished all Grade 12 learners well as they commence with their 2018 final examinations today. 

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