Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo MohlalaTeacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

6-year-old hospitalised after alleged beating from school teacher

Pule LetshwitiA six-year-old learner was allegedly beaten by his teacher at a school on Grootvlei Farm in Alexandria district in June.He was later hospitalized...

Walter Sisulu University in a rush to fix a million-rand blunder

Thabo MohlalaThe Walter Sisulu University (WSU)’s officials were left red-faced after it emerged that one of their students had whopping R14-million erroneously paid into...

Missing North West teacher found dead in a bush

Bonile KhanyiA North-West teacher who went missing on Saturday has been found dead outside Mahikeng in the North West.Speaking to Inside Education on...
Machinga school operating in a mosque

Principal encourages parents to be more involved in matric learners’ schooling

Thabo MohlalaGreater parental involvement is very crucial in enhancing children’s academic work, said education experts. Not only does this lead to better academic performance,...

Sadtu blames assaults on teachers on Cosas’ call for pupils to...

Bongani MthethwaThe SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in KwaZulu-Natal has blamed the escalation in attacks on teachers by pupils on a call by the...

Another child dies using a pit latrine

Thuletho Zwane"Viwe Jali, another 5-year-old who drowned in a pit toilet in Eastern Cape. The ANC government never learned from Michael Komapi. This is...
Student leaders not informed next year’s tertiary fee increase negotiations

NYDA urges matrics to apply for Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund

Bonile KhanyiThe National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has encouraged those who cannot afford fees to apply for the NYDA's Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund.“The...

Ramaphosa to unveil government plans to replace textbooks with tablets

Charles MoleleThe South African government has announced bold plans to phase out textbooks in all South Africans schools and replace them with digital content.Speaking...

Zimbabwean children miss exams as Home Affairs sends them from city...

Tariro Washinyira    Three Zimbabwean refugee children aged 7, 12 and 14, have been out of school for two weeks and missed examinations because they had...

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...

USAF dismisses media reports about new funding model for tertiary education

Thabo Mohlala Universities South Africa (Usaf) dismissed today’s media report about a “controversial” funding plan as nothing but a “rumour”, saying it will only attach...

Why kids should be taught how to start a business at...

Michael Gaotlhobogwe and Adri Du ToitThe African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth...

South Africa: Parents feel the pinch with school fees rising by...

Athina MayAbove inflation school-fee increases for next year will see many parents struggling to pay and relying on the state to meet the shortfall.Tough...

Reopening teacher education colleges – a remedy for education ills?

Professor Sarah GravettThe media frequently reports on calls to re-open teacher education colleges, however, those who make these calls are scant on providing detail....

Do not scrap the existing university curriculum argues a lecturer

Bernard Sanga and Willis OketchThe new education curriculum set to be implemented in January to replace the 8-4-4 system could be suspended if...

KZN education department investigates allegations of sexual abuse at historic Adams...

Mxolisi MngadiThe KwaZulu-Natal department of education on Wednesday said that it had begun its investigation into allegations that male teachers at the historic Adams...

Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the...

Michaela James and Sinead BrophyThe UK department of health recommends that young people (aged five to 18) should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity...

Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

AFPAlgeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students...

KZN MEC of education, King Zwelithini warns under-performing teachers

Thabo MohlalaKwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC of education, Mthandeni Dlungwane, has enlisted the services of king Goodwill Zwelithini to issue a strong warning to underperforming teachers...
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