Higher Education

Higher Education, a near-essential part of life. Referring to any studying done after Matric, higher education provides students with additional qualifications necessary to obtain specific jobs and advance themselves in life. Options for higher education include universities and colleges, offering qualifications on degree, diploma and certificate levels. Which of these levels of higher education you qualify to go into depends upon your Matric pass - it takes a Bachelor's pass to qualify to study for a degree, a Diploma pass for a diploma and a Higher Certificate pass for a certificate. Read on to see what your options are in terms of higher education and see how the field of higher education is changing in South Africa.

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.

The graduate employability strategy of The Independent Institute of Education, as implemented on Rosebank College campuses throughout South Africa, has been recognised as the top programme of its kind by the World Bank.

If you’re in the thick of exams, and you’re feeling the pressure, the temptation to turn to unhealthy, junk food is strong. But the idea that chocolates, biscuits, sweets, and energy drinks will keep your energy levels up is misleading.

With the continued growth in demand for quality higher education options - whether in the public university or private higher education sector - there has also been an increase in bogus colleges exploiting the complexities of the regulatory environment for own gain, an education expert warns.

As an adult, many priorities are vying for our attention at once. We need to earn a living, maintain our relationships and often raise children, which can be an all-encompassing responsibility.

Many non-profit and non-government organisations (NPOs and NGOs) and higher education institutions are in urgent need of financial support – making the importance of writing excellent funding proposals more vital than ever.

I can’t adult today: funny when stated ironically on social media, but not so much for parents of students who struggle to start taking on the responsibilities of adulthood as they should be doing in tertiary education.

Balancing the various priorities that fill your day is one of the greatest differences between studying as an adult and studying when you have just finished school.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were hailed by some as the "next big thing", but are they really? In this article, we will examine the ways in which MOOCs are indeed changing the face of education as well as the challenges facing the world of online education as we ask ourselves: is the future of education massive, open and online?

The Department of Higher Education and Training will this year address dysfunction within the examinations system and clear the certification backlog at TVET Colleges, Minister Blade Nzimande announced in parliament.

With the academic year well underway, and the first tertiary exams looming for 2017’s rookie students, many of them are having to face up to the fact that things are not going as they imagined when they entered varsity at the beginning of the year, and the possibility that they may become a drop-out statistic.

Tertiary education is broken. Universities as they currently exist and function cannot last much longer and nor should they. The dropout rate in South Africa's universities is high, while our graduation rate is low, far lower than the "ideal" rate of 25% set in the National Plan for Higher Education (Department of Education, 2001). This suggests that our tertiary education system is in crisis and needs a dramatic overhaul if it is to help shape the future of South Africa.

More than two million students studying at South Africa’s public Universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 2013, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced.

South African non-profit organisations (NPOs), universities and other higher education institutions have ongoing challenges when it comes to remaining sustainable. It’s becoming more apparent that they require qualified practitioners who can attract resources.

With the rapid growth of private higher education in South Africa, prospective students now have a wealth of options when choosing not only what to study, but also where.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says industry must partner with stakeholders in the post-school education sector to help mould the educational outcomes that will give the country the skills it needs to grow the economy.

The education sector needs to diversify its offering to meet the needs of all South African learners, said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address at the National Skills Conference.

The National Skills Authority (NSA) chairperson, Lulama Nare, says government efforts to increase funding for students who qualify to study at public colleges and universities have expanded access to education in South Africa.

The National Skills Authority (NSA) chairperson, Lulama Nare, says government efforts to increase funding for students who qualify to study at public colleges and universities have expanded access to education in South Africa.

The Department of Military Veterans and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have agreed to fast-track the payment of fees for military veterans and their dependents including food, transport and books.

Learners at three secondary schools in Kuruman, Northern Cape, have been encouraged to apply now at universities and TVET colleges through the 2017 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign.

Education is the single most important element that can take South Africa forward, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will register the names of holders of fake certificates on its website.

A new transcontinental research project is looking at the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees.

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

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