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Get to grips with the brains of youth

Shaping the frontal cortex as a critical youth development strategy The post Get to grips with the brains of youth appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jobs, Education, Youth, Youth Unemployment, Dopamine, Openaccess, Adolescents, ANC Youth League, Economic Freedom Fighters, ECD, Top Six, Brain Development, Populism, Schooling, Early Childhood Development


Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly The post Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, History, English, Mathematics, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, Siswati, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, South Africa (country, Matric Pass Rate, COVID-19, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, Naptosa, Class Of 2020


Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019 The post Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Results, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Openaccess, Northern Cape, Motshekga, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Debbie Schafer, Zamani Saul, Basic Education, Matric


The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled The post The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Eff, Universities, Court Case, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, FeesMustFall, Economic Freedom Fighters, UniSA, Top Six, EFF Student Command, Enrollment Target, First-time Student Intake, Over-enrollment, Tommy Huma


Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University

The new chairperson of the council reveals his plans to shake up his alma mater and some of the problems he found when he started getting involved in the university’s affairs The post Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Mthatha, Sasco, Top Six, Law degree, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Walter Sisulu University, Council for Higher Education, Ngcukaitobi, South Africa (country, Rob Midgley, Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon, Rushiella Nolundi Songca, Unitra


Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks

Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria The post Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Sexual Assault, Teachers, Rape, Sexual Harassment, Pretoria, Angie Motshekga, Indecent Assault, Top Six, South Africa (country, Basic Education, South African Council Of Educators, Nellmapius Secondary School


Simple interventions could cut violence against women

Measures such as better street lighting, training the police and enforcing gun control can effect real change The post Simple interventions could cut violence against women appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Guns, Education, Opinion, Police, Women, Rape, Death Penalty, Gun Control, Convictions, Lighting, Firearms, Openaccess, Herman Mashaba, Angie Motshekga, GBV


Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers

Peter Mbati’s appointment at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria is under the spotlight The post Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Eff, Parliament, Council, Pretoria, ANC, Enquiry, Top Six, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa (country, Peter Mbati, University Of Venda, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Shirley Mabusela, Eric Nemekula, Juneas Lekgetha


Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry

The sole remaining witness flounders on the first day of the higher education portfolio committee investigation into SMU vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati The post Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Eff, Parliament, Inquiry, Council, ANC, SMU, Top Six, South Africa (country, Peter Mbati, University Of Venda, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Shirley Mabusela, Eric Nemekula, Juneas Lekgetha, Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences


Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam The post Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Leak, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, John Volmink, DBE, Top Six, South Africa (country, Matric Results, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi, Physical Science, Group Copying


‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation The post ‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Registration Fees, School Calendar Year 2021


Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms The post Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Umalusi, Matric Leak, 2020 Academic Calendar, 2021 Academic Calendar, Mobile Classrooms, Physical Science


Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around

The new leaders of the student funding scheme inherit years of instability and poor financial records The post Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, South Africa (country, Auditor General, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Msulwa Daca, Sizwe Nxasana, Steven Zwane, Randall Carolissen, Andile Nongogo, Ernest Khosa, Naledi Pandoor


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, Mental Health, Autism, University of Pretoria, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Iqbal Karbanee, Kobus Maree


Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE

The scenes from last year, when learners finally returned to school after the hard lockdown, are about to play themselves out again The post Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Compliance, Learners, Department of Basic Education, Lockdown, Top Six, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Teacher Unions, Sanitiser, COVID-19 protocols, Disruptions To Curriculum, education MECs, School Principals


Basic education department must not send conflicting messages

The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases resulted in school closures but mixed messages resulted and delayed gazetting of decisions caused confusion The post Basic education department must not send conflicting messages appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, South Africa, Private Schools, Pandemic, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Educationmatters, National Coronavirus Command Council, Reginah Mhaule


Making waves at Sol Plaatje University

New vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Crouch tells Bongekile Macupe about his plans to put the institution on the world map and create a talent pipeline to help high-achieving matric learners The post Making waves at Sol Plaatje University appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Online Learning, Kimberley, Northern Cape, SPU, Top Six, South Africa (country, Bongekile Macupe, Vice-chancellor, Academic Calendar, Sol Plaatje University, Andrew Crouch


Farewell Allen Thompson: A fighter for education

M&G education editor Bongekile Macupe honours the legacy of the late president of the National Teachers’ Union The post Farewell Allen Thompson: A fighter for education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Education, Sanitary Pads, Top Six, Allen Thompson, South Africa (country, Educationmatters, Bongekile Macupe, National Teachers ' Union


Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress. The post Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, DBE, Sadtu, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Marking, South Africa (country, Matric Results, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Norman Davis, Matric Exam


An experiment in what school could be

Two Limpopo principals will be helping to create radically reimagined communities of learning: schools as living systems The post An experiment in what school could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Learning, Education, Pedagogy, Openaccess, Limpopo, Shunryu Suzuki, Lockdown, Digital Tools, Top Six, Margaret Wheatley, South Africa (country, COVID-19 pandemic, BB Matlaila Primary School, Education Models, Education Stakeholders


Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space

Digital games can provide forums for diverse groups of people to come together, which is especially important while our physical activities are restricted The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Sexism, Racism, Super Mario Bros, Minecraft, Zelda, Screen Time, Openaccess, Social Connection, Problem-solving, Digital Literacy, Pandemic, Top Six, Group Activity, Digital Gaming, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed

Education department delays 2021 academic year as the Covid-19 death and infection rates rise rapidly, but assures 2020 matrics that results will be released on time The post Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Exams, Angie Motshekga, Top Six, Marking, South Africa (country, Basic Education, COVID-19, COVID, Matrics, Reopening, Umalusi, Matric Papers, Mzwandile Matthews, Reginah Mhaule


Schools are geared up for 2021

Covid disrupted the 2020 academic year but catchup plans have been hatched in the nine provinces, including extra lessons, earlier class times, and subject-specific boot camps The post Schools are geared up for 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Parliament, Free State, Gauteng, Angie Motshekga, Top Six, Basic Education, COVID, Covid19, Matrics, Provinces, Matriculation


Kasi kids who love to build robots

The JumpStart programme is giving primary schoolchildren a masterclass in artificial intelligence (and they’re loving it) The post Kasi kids who love to build robots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Primary schools, Coding, Robotics, Gauteng, Ekurhuleni, Kasi, Top Six, Katlehong, MTN Foundation, South Africa (country, Daniella Lekgau, JumpStart Foundation


‘Decision not to rewrite has caused a crisis,’ says basic education head

The high court has set aside the decision by the department and education quality assurer Umalusi that matrics would have to rewrite two subject leaked just before the matric exams The post ‘Decision not to rewrite has caused a crisis,’ says basic education head appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Education, Maths, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, Top Six, AfriForum, South Africa (country, Matric, Mathanzima Mweli, Naptosa, Norman Davis, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi


Teachers applying for jobs must be vetted more strictly

Two women in Mpumalanga taught children for 11 years without the necessary qualifications. They are not the only ones to have slipped through the screening system The post Teachers applying for jobs must be vetted more strictly appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Teacher, Mpumalanga, National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Imprisonment, South Africa (country, South African Council Of Educators, Daggakraal


‘No national matric rewrite’, says court

This follows an urgent application by individual learners and Sadtu, who wanted the court to set aside a decision by the department for a rewrite of two leaked matric exam papers The post ‘No national matric rewrite’, says court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Court, Learners, Angie Motshekga, Sadtu, Rewrite, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, South Africa (country, Matric, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mathanzima Mweli, Norman Davis, Matric Exams, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi


Social media a powerful tool in education

The Phepha uFunde case study shows how Twitter and Facebook can mobilise change The post Social media a powerful tool in education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, School, Education, Social Media, Openaccess, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Alistair Witten, Phepha uFunde


Matric results may be withheld if rewrite decision is set aside

The Pretoria high court will rule tomorrow on the case of a rewrite of two matric exam papers that were leaked, after learners and a teachers union challenged the decision in court The post Matric results may be withheld if rewrite decision is set aside appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Cem, Openaccess, Pretoria, Angie Motshekga, Sadtu, Rewrite, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, South Africa (country, Matric, Mathanzima Mweli, Norman Davis, Matric Exams, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi



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