No-fee schools turn away learners who can’t afford to pay

Cally Ballack Some “no-fee” schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees - and turning away Grade R children whose parents can’t pay.South African schools are...

Kenya will start teaching Chinese to elementary school students from 2020

Abdi Latif Dahir Kenya will teach Mandarin in classrooms  in a bid to improve job competitiveness and facilitate better trade and connection with China. The country’s...

Rwanda warns schools against hiking fees

Jean d'Amour MbonyinshutiRwanda's Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has intervened to stop the increase of fees in public and government aided schools, saying that the cost...

MEC calls for calm as parents demand removal of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke...

Boitumelo TshehleNorth West education MEC Sello Lehari told angry residents on Thursday to allow his department to investigate racism at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke and not...

A message for the class of 2018 from education minister Angie...

Angie MotshekgaIt is with an immense sense of pride that I congratulate the class of 2018.The 2018 cohort was a pioneering group that saw...

‘Take your children to township schools …’ – Black parents told

Boitumelo TshehleBlack parents who are not happy with how a North West school separated black grade R pupils from their white classmates have been...

Ramaphosa urges matrics to focus on education

Staff ReporterPresident Cyril Ramaphosa visited the Siqongweni High School near Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal on Thursday morning.He was accompanied by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.:...

South Africa: Officials to probe school racism following segregation photo

Sibongile MashabaNorth West MEC for Education Sello Jonas Lehari was to lead a team of senior management to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke to Thursday to investigate...

State-of-the-art school in Tsakane informal settlement unveiled

Charles MoleleThe life of five-year-old Busisiwe Madidiza has changed significantly since the opening of the new R105 million state-of-the-art Menzi Primary School in...

EFF branches to be deployed to primary schools to assess admissions

Naledi ShangeBranches of the EFF will be deployed to primary schools on Wednesday January 9 to ensure that the admission of grade one learners...

South Africa’s zero-percent pass schools face the music

Thami MagubaneThe KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has summoned the schools that achieved a zero-percent pass rate in the matric exams last year to explain what...

Education MEC tells parents not to panic

Matlhatsi DibakwaneChildren not in school today will soon find a place in a classroom.This was the assurance from Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi,...

Basic education department lashes out at WCED over #MatricResults claim

Staff ReporterThe Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Sunday questioned the Western Cape education department's assertion that the province produced the highest 2018 matric...

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...
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