ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Pupils piece together the puzzle fragments of Africa

2015-05-23 16:28

The final round of the Jigsaw Puzzle Association of SA's ‘Afrika Day’ Puzzle Challenge has gotten off to an exciting start, with twenty Grade 7 pupils vying to be named winners.

SA maths nerds to flex brains in Thailand

2015-05-22 07:48

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be jetting off to Thailand in July to test their mental muscles at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Teacher held for allegedly breaking pupil's hand with steel pipe

2015-05-21 19:07

A Krugersdorp teacher has been arrested for allegedly breaking a 12-year-old pupil's hand with a steel pipe after she got a maths question wrong, Gauteng police say.

WCape students protest for textbooks

2015-05-21 14:41

About two hundred high school learners from a Cape Town school have protested outside the Western Cape Department of Education to demand more textbooks.

Dept to oppose bid to halt parallel medium schools

2015-05-20 19:30

The Gauteng education department will oppose a court bid by Fedsas to stop the implementation of schools for "klein baases".

Over half of varsity drop-outs happen in 1st year - academic

2015-05-19 16:00

More than half of the students that will drop out of higher education institutions countrywide will do so during their first year, an academic says.

Teacher's union to respond to jobs-for-sale report

2015-05-19 07:33

The SA Democratic Teacher's Union in KwaZulu-Natal will respond to a newspaper report at the weekend saying it was selling principals' posts.

School disruptions drop to practically nothing - official

2015-05-18 16:07

The number of disruptions in schools before the country achieved democracy has dropped to practically nothing 20 years later, a Gauteng education department official says.

Damning findings show Curro school ‘insulted blacks’

2015-05-17 19:00

The Curro Private School in Roodeplaat, north of Pretoria, set up secret meetings with white, Indian and coloured parents where the segregation of classes according to race was discussed.

Shocking state of Gauteng's township schools revealed

2015-05-16 18:05

Total Equal Education’s independent audit on sanitation at a 200 Gauteng schools has revealed almost a third had over 100 learners for a single toilet.

 

Steel pipe-wielding teacher released on bail

2015-05-22 15:40

A Krugersdorp teacher who allegedly broke a 12-year-old pupil's hand with a steel pipe has been released on bail.

SGB elections did not go well: Gauteng education MEC

2015-05-21 21:08

School governing body elections held in March did not go well and at least three schools still do not have an elected body, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced.

SA must address 4 key problems - report

2015-05-21 18:24

South Africa needs leadership at all levels to better translate its national wealth into the well-being of its citizens, according to a new report.

Schools languages case 'not about race'

2015-05-21 14:00

The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools' says its urgent application to halt the Gauteng Education Department's plans to convert certain schools to teach in two languages has nothing to do with race.

Snake-infested Limpopo school waiting for mobile classrooms

2015-05-19 17:31

A crumbling, snake-infested school in a village near the Limpopo capital of Polokwane is hoping to get mobile classrooms soon.

Pakistan to probe 'fake degree factory'

2015-05-19 11:42

Pakistan will investigate a firm accused by the New York Times of earning tens of millions of dollars by running a global fake degree empire, officials say.

15 pupils face arrest over school break-in

2015-05-18 18:27

A group of pupils in Mpumalanga face the possibility of arrest after being accused of breaking school windows and stealing equipment.

ANC concerned by Sasco's poor performance - Mantashe

2015-05-17 19:30

The ANC has expressed concern at the SA Students Congress's "poor" performance during Student Representative Council elections at universities around the country.

Sadtu selling principals’ posts in exchange for cows, sheep and goats

2015-05-17 07:44

Rogue members of teachers’ union Sadtu have “captured” a key provincial education department, which officials in Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s office say is now on the “verge of collapse”.

Prof gets his 18th degree

2015-05-15 18:08

Professor Herman Wessels is living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Earlier this year, the University of the Free State awarded the octogenarian academic his 18th degree.

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