Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

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, 

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

Quality assurer, Umalusi, has completed its groundwork ahead of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and is confident they will be rolled out in a credible manner.

If you listened to the conversations that are taking place about the upcoming Matric exams, you would find that they are most often rooted in fear. 

With Matric finals loading and learners heading to exam venues in a matter of days, the bulk of reviewing should now be over, and the limited time available before and during the exams should be strategically managed, an education expert says.

King Edward VII School, in Johannesburg, shone brightly this year, boasting with eight pupils in the national top 50 of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants’ (

The Basic Education Department has dismissed media reports claiming that teachers are leaving the public education system in droves. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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

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.

 

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.

 

Matric learners all over South Africa have the finish line in sight as the race to complete their schooling career nears its end. Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres explains.

There has been a rapid increase in community-focused schools throughout South Africa resulting in an important impact on the accessibility of quality education in the country, 

Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices. This, in itself, does not seem to be too big a deal... except that the subject choices that they make now will impact their path into the future.  In addition, many, if not most, Grade 9 learners are not yet sure of what they want to do when they have finished school. 

Matrics from the Class of 2018 should now be deep into preparing for their upcoming mock exams – which are only a few weeks away – and ultimately the final exams of their school careers in two months’ time.

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu will on Saturday hold dialogues with teenage mothers and their parents at Ndwedwe, north of Durban, to highlight and address the problem of teenage pregnancy in the area.

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