#HourofCode: iStore SA offering free coding lessons to Grade 3-9 learners

Gabriella SteynIn celebration of the Global Hour of Code and Computer Science Education week which started yesterday the 3rd of December until the 9th December,...

South Africa: My generation didn’t go and buy BMWs and hang...

Siviwe FekethaSouth African billionaire businessman Johann Rupert’s rare public interview received mixed reaction on Tuesday night after he was accused of racism and arrogance.Rupert...

How Rwanda’s ‘green schools’ can impact quality of education

Athan Tashobya Few children in Bugesera District are happier than Solange Ishimwe, the 15-year-old who has just been promoted to primary six.Ishimwe – a pupil...

Science journalism in South Africa is lacking

Lali van ZuydamIt is common cause that science news reporting in the South African media does not enjoy the same status as other beats...

Kenya debates sex education and teen pregnancies

Elvis Ondieki and Angela OketchAs renewed debate on sex education continues after controversy over teen pregnancies.Peter Mogaka rests easy with the knowledge that all his...

Microsoft to assist Zimbabwean schools in technology upgrade

Alois VingaMICROSOFT has entered into an agreement with the Zimbabwe government which will pave the way for the creation technology sensitive classrooms in the...

South Africa lowers university admission requirements

Francesca VilletteUniversities in the province have shown mixed reaction to the amended minimum admission requirements for entry into bachelor's degree programmes, which includes a...

South Africa: Learners battle government to make their schools clean and...

Thembela Ntongana and Kimberly Mutandiro“Please care about black learners education” and “Where do your priorities lie? In appealing or in fixing our schools?” These were some...

Teachers use violence against children in Uganda

Katherine G Merrill In many parts of the world, teachers use violence against their students. This can become routine, and the school transforms from a nurturing into...

South Africa: Wits University inaugurates first black female chancellor

Roland MpofuA first in its 96-year-old history, Wits University on Saturday inaugurated its first black female chancellor - Dr Judy Dlamini - in a...

Online applications for NSFAS closed

Staff ReporterOnline applications for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) closed at midnight after the deadline was extended in the hope of receiving...

South Africa: Teachers fake qualifications

Nico GouwsTwo teachers have been arrested in Mpumalanga after an investigation revealed they had allegedly used fake qualifications to get their jobs.Hawks spokesperson captain...

Zimbabwe: Schools venture into fish farming

Emmah ChinyamutatingaEight schools in Manicaland have embarked on fish farming to boost nutrition, economic development and income generation.Nearly 1 560 fingerlings were stocked in...

South Africa: Boy stabbed in school toilet to be laid to...

Thuso MasangoThe grade 1 pupil who was stabbed and killed in a school's toilets on Monday will be buried in his mother's native land...

South Africa: Sex predator’s sentence hailed

Lindi MasingaEducation MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he welcomed the 23-year sentence meted out to sex offender Collan Rex, the former water polo assistant at...

PICS: UKZN engineers turn Waste to Art

Staff Reporter One does not normally associate engineers with high fashion, but such was the case as sassy young UKZN engineering students sashayed down the...

South Africa: Mobile libraries donated

Staff ReporterThe Kgato Primary School in Bloemfontein has received a donation of seven mobile libraries to help improve learning and teaching at the school.The...

Malawi: National Library Service drills teachers in library management

Andrew Mkonda National Library Service says it is geared to complement government efforts of ensuring that pupils are able to read and write in their...

South Africa’s school governing bodies have the power to build inclusive...

Phillip Louw It is not surprising that the exclusionary admission policies and practices of certain public schools are considered discriminatory on the basis of race.With...

South Africa: Are there too many teachers in KZN?

Thami MagubaneThe number of students training to be teachers at tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal should be reduced because there is an “oversupply” in the...
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