It is astonishing that Mary Metcalfe, whose educational legacy in Gauteng was characterised by one foolish, abandoned experiment after the other, should pontificate on the issue of Afrikaans schools (“War talk won’t end language row”, June 5). The … Read the rest
South African state schools will introduce Mandarin lessons next year in a bid to bolster cultural relations with China, its largest trading partner, a government official said on Wednesday.
Basic Education spokesman Elijah Mhlanga told AFP that South Africa hopes … Read the rest
At least two private schools in KwaZulu-Natal have warned parents to be vigilant after several pupils tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, or Swine Flu.
Clifton School in Morningside, Durban, told parents this week that three Grade 3 pupils … Read the rest
The Gauteng Education Department’s decision to change single-medium Afrikaans schools into parallel-medium schools will be challenged in the Johannesburg High Court.
The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools are calling for the preservation of Afrikaans as a language … Read the rest
The Democratic Alliance wants to change the names of schools named after Afrikaner public figures in the past in the province it is currently ruling, the Western Cape. According to IOL, “This announcement was made by Education MEC Debbie Schäfer … Read the rest
Education facilities in Limpopo – including four schools – built at a cost of R143-million are standing empty and being vandalised despite a desperate need for proper infrastructure in the province.
The provincial department of education allocated R106-million for the … Read the rest
Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday.
Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due … 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
Schools need to take firm action against the perpetrators of racism, North West premier Thandi Modise said on Monday.
“Incidents of racism such as the one reported (at Potchefstroom Gimnasium) undermine efforts of nation building and social cohesion that seeks … Read the rest
There have been almost 1,300 racist incidents in Scottish schools in the past two years, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.
The party submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to local councils and received responses from three-quarters of … Read the rest
Raids were conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday at the request of school principals and parents of pupils of various schools, Lieutenant … Read the rest
“I have met with primary school principals in some of our clusters regarding the drug problem. The situation is … Read the rest
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent … Read the rest