English is only one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It’s currently the preferred language of education and is used in many of … Read the rest
Billions of taxpayer dollars go to college students who never end up with a diploma in their hands, a new report found.
Pell grants–which are given to low-income families and, unlike student loans, do not need to be paid back–are … Read the rest
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has revealed the extent to which teachers helped matric pupils cheat in last year’s exams.
Motshekga yesterday disclosed some of the evidence given during hearings into group cheating at some KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape matric … Read the rest
Violent protests rocked Port Elizabeth’s northern areas on Monday.
On Monday areas – including Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp – were ablaze over the closure of 33 schools due to a lack of teachers.
Talks between angry residents, principals, the Eastern Cape … Read the rest
Disgruntled parents of single-medium Afrikaans schools dragged Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to court and won the first round.
Fedsas said Lesufi’s decision to make parents apply for admission electronically was merely an effort to take control of the placement … Read the rest
The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night.
It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship.
The petition has over 15000 signatures.
Rodrigo de Campos, … Read the rest
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Information Technology Report 2015, which ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education.
South Africa also finished close to last – 139 out of 143 countries – … Read the rest
Weeks before he will reportedly enact a massive executive amnesty for illegal immigrants, President Barack Obama was silent on immigration when he addressed the Congressional Black Caucus’ Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday evening in Washington, D.C.
Critics of amnesty, like … Read the rest
Thousands of teenage school children went on the rampage Johannesburg CBD, reportedly looting and stealing from shops and vendors.
Sapa reported that the group was in Albertina Sisulu and Eloff streets around 14:00, and majority were standing in front of … Read the rest
While U.S. schools have remained competitive globally in the face of declining state subsidies and rising tuition costs, it’s fair to ask whether students are getting what they pay for.
Some argue that too many degrees are a waste of … Read the rest
International student enrollment is on the rise at U.S. colleges.
In total, 764,495 international students were enrolled at colleges and universities across the United States during the 2011-2012 school year, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, according to a … Read the rest
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And a school matriculation certificate is not a ticket to the corner office, the VIP lift and the executive washroom.
Education is holistic: it is not a voucher for a comfortable life, nor a ticket to the … Read the rest
Both pupils and and teachers in rural Limpopo say they are preparing for another year of so-called tree schools, pit toilets, overcrowding in classrooms without roofs and even snake bites, reports Eyewitness News.
The Limpopo province has the highest percentage … Read the rest
While a general dumbing down of the school curriculum has ensured rising pass rates for South African matrics, the standards body Umalusi says that “in some of the key subjects such as mathematics the majority of learners still perform at … Read the rest