Choosing a private school is a complex process and the wide range of available options does not make it any easier. Over the past decade, private schooling in South Africa has changed significantly and there are now private schools available across the economic spectrum.
Further education options have expanded dramatically over the past year in response to changed demands in the workplace. The good news is that employers now are heavily focused on hiring candidates with specific Information Technology-related skillsets, and that many of these skillsets can be developed in a relatively short period of time, even without a previous IT background, an education expert says.
The massive change our world has experienced these past two years, and the fact that the future will be very different from anything we have come to know, means that it has become crucial that the way we think about teaching and learning in the Pre-School Phase is reconsidered, an education expert says.
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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) ensures that students from poor and working-class backgrounds can pursue tertiary education without having to worry about the cost. However, a crucial mechanism used by Nsfas to communicate with students has been blocked.
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