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 KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has increased the delivery of textbooks in non-section 21 schools to 100 percent in the 2008 academic year compared to 80 percent in 2007

Scores of beaming but anxious Grade R pupils filed into schools across KwaZulu-Natal to start the first day of their academic careers

This year, the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department will see itslowest teacher/learner ratio, due to the appointment of 3000 more teachers in the province

The opening of eight new schools and the appointment of 747 new teachers in Western Cape schools is set to reduce overcrowding of classrooms

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education will open registration for tuition classes, to prepare pupils who failed their matric examinations for June?s supplementary examinations

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has offered at least 120 students bursaries to further their studies at tertiary institutions, in order to become teachers.

Twenty-five matriculants in Mpumalanga have been given bursaries to study towards various careers in the fields of agriculture and land administration.

This year will be an unforgettable year for the University of Pretoria staff and students as they celebrate the institution?s 100 year anniversary

While on a visit to the school, Gauteng Education MEC Angie Motshekga took the opportunity to congratulate the Bhukulani Secondary School for achieving a 95.3 percent matric pass rate last year

Western Cape Colleges will begin in earnest next week with the National Vocational Certificate (NVC) programmes entering their second year. The NVC offers renewed opportunity for young people to complete the equivalent of matric and acquire vital skills, which could make them almost immediately employable

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has urged learners to study, refrain from gangs, be wary of HIV/Aids and use the power of education to ensure a brighter future for the country

The South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA) is offering bursaries in engineering, physics and computer science to young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor visited four schools in Mpumalanga to ensure learning and teaching had started on time.

Most pupils were scared to let go of their parents on their first day of school, but 6-year-old Pale Nthite could only admire his new school uniform and was eager to start his schooling career

The sound of school bells echoing through the air will officially mark the start of the 2008 academic year as well as the second year of Maths on MXit; the innovative instant messaging maths tutoring programme.

About 148 bursaries are to be given to pupils in the North West province who performed well in 2007.

A total of 240 tertiary education students will benefit in bursaries from First National Bank (FNB) to the value of R6.6 million during the 2008 academic year. This announcement was made by FNB Board Chairman Sizwe Nxasana.

In a bid to reduce overcrowding in Gauteng schools, the provincial Department of Education is expected to open 17 new schools when schools reopen countrywide

On the eve of a new school term, Education Minister Naledi Pandor has renewed her commitment to making schools in the country safer, focusing on sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

More than five million South African pupils will be exempted from paying school fees this year.

Impoverished young people from Mpumalanga are being encouraged to apply for bursaries to study at the Gert Sibande Further Education and Training (FET) College this year.

With over five million school-going children, 25 081 more than last year, from across the country set to benefit from schools fees exemptions a huge burden that has been taken off the shoulders of parents struggling to make ends meet.

Special Saturday schools are being organised by the Western Cape Education Department for candidates who failed the 2007 Senior Certificate Examinations

The Louis Group Business Academy, in association with USB Executive Development (USB-ED) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, held a graduation ceremony for 148 people who passed its free business course.

Matrics who fail both their final exams in 2007 and supplementary exams in June 2008 will have to write the old Senior Certificate as private candidates or go to back school for three years and start again in Grade 10 under the new National Senior Certificate, says INTEC College, one of South Africa?s leading providers of distance learning.

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