Inside Rwanda’s new sports and talent detection programme in schools

Athan Tashobya On Friday last week over 200 young basketballers concluded a holiday camp “in style”, Rwanda Basketball Federation noted.The camp culminated with two entertaining days...

Thousands of Grade 1 and 8 learners still waiting to be...

Mpiletso MotumiThere  are still over 17000 learners who still need to be placed in Grade 1 and Grade 8 classes.Parents had until Monday to...

WATCH: Khayelitsha private girls school centred around Pan Africanism

Staff ReporterForty one years since the 1976 Soweto uprising, young people are changing the narrative around education in the townships by designing a system...

Forget the matric ballyhoo and focus on the real issues that...

Mary MetcalfeBecause the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results have great significance in the lives of individuals and families, SA celebrates the release of the...

Matric pass rate announcement is misleading fanfare, says Equal Education

Sisonke MlamlaThe overall matric pass rate is a poor indicator of the health of the education system, and the national Department of Basic Education...

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi praised for matric pass rate

Charles MoleleGauteng Premier David Makhura has hailed the province’s rise to the top spot in the 2018 matric results as a reflection of massive...

2018 matric pass rate improves to 78.2%

Charles MoleleSouth Africa's overall public schools matric pass rate for the Class of 2018 has improved by 3.1% from last year to 78.2%, Basic...

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...

Matric results: 98.9% of pupils pass 2018 IEB exams

Jenna EtheridgeA total of 98.92% of pupils passed the 2018 IEB national senior certificate exams, it was announced on Thursday.The Independent Examinations Board (IEB)...

South Africa: Afrocentric history curriculum gets the nod

Sne MasukuBasic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has approved the reappointment of the history ministerial task team to overhaul the curriculum to make it more...

South African households spend more on entertainment than on children’s education’

Staff Reporter There is no doubt about it. Right now in South Africa, times are tough and about to get tougher. The increase in the...

South Africa: Budget shortfall puts independent schools under threat

Msindisi FenguOne of Gauteng’s best-performing independent schools may be forced to shut down next year.This is because the Gauteng department of education, which has...

South Africa: Tornado damages 26 schools in Eastern Cape

Staff ReporterAt least 26 Eastern Cape schools have been hit by a tornado, the provincial department of education said on Thursday.The vicious tornado ripped...

Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit

Ra'eesa Pather At the Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong, former Mozambican education minister and a humanitarian in South Africa, Graça Machel, delivered a keynote...

South Africa: Judge acquits Soweto school patroller of rape, sexual assault

Khaya KokoThe school patroller accused of raping and sexually assaulting young girls at a primary school in Soweto has been acquitted of all charges...

Tanzania: Pros and cons of fee-free education three years on

Salome Gregory Last month marked three years since the introduction of fees-free education policy in Tanzania. The policy, which meant to remove all forms of...

Zimbabwe’s education system poised for digital age

Columbus Mabika and Rejoy MasengedzeroPrimary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima last week said the Government was close to luring American multinational technology companies,...

South Africa: Maths, computer labs given to school

Siyabonga KalipaDeputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty officially opened three mathematics classrooms, a Science and a Computer Laboratory at the Manyano High School...

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...

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...
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