Basic and Higher Education


Basic and Higher Education

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Minister Motshekga proposes compulsory education for children between 5 and 15 years of age

Started by sylvia hammond on Wednesday. 0 Replies

A legislative review to make schooling compulsory for children between the ages of five and 15 years is on the cards.Briefing journalists ahead of her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament on Wednesday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said…Continue

Tags: pre-school, early, childhood, ECD, foundation

Minister Motsekga appoints new Umalusi Council

Started by sylvia hammond Jun 12. 0 Replies

Basic Education Minister Angie Motsekga has appointed a 14-member council for Umalusi.The council, which will serve until June 2018, will be chaired by Professor John Volmink -- who is a nationally recognized expert in education and in assessment,…Continue

Tags: Motshekga, Volmink, general, further, GENFETQA

Education receives 20% of government's consolidated expenditure

Started by sylvia hammond Feb 26. 0 Replies

Full Budget Speech textEducation will receive a share of 20% (R254 billion) of government’s consolidated expenditure -- higher than any other…Continue

Tags: numeracy, literacy, scheme, science, infrastructure

Free access to Maths and Science teaching and learning materials for everyone

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt Feb 22. 1 Reply

John Bransby Director: Maths & Science marketingThe generous Actuarial…Continue

Tags: workbooks, textbooks, download, games, study

Allegations against DG Bobby Soobrayan not proved in disciplinary hearing

Started by sylvia hammond Feb 19. 0 Replies

Allegations against Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan have not been proved.  Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was notified of the outcome on 18 December, 2013.The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) accused…Continue

Tags: allegations, judge, PFMA, collective, agreement

Post Office successfully delivers textbooks to Limpopo schools

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt Feb 7. 1 Reply

When the Limpopo Education Department enlisted the services of the South African Post Office (SAPO) to deliver textbooks to schools, in just five weeks postal workers managed to deliver over six million textbooks to schools across the region before…Continue

Tags: schools, Limpopo, textbooks, SAPO, office

Basic Education Minister Motshekga to represent SA @ Education World Forum in London

Started by sylvia hammond Jan 20. 0 Replies

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will represent South Africa at the Education World Forum in London next week, where leaders in the field are expected to map out policy related plans for the next decade.Dubbed “Planning for 2015,…Continue

Tags: Council, British, EWF, Planning, 2015

Which Basic Education statistics matter - and why? We need a fuller picture.

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Jacques de Villiers Jan 9. 3 Replies

In response to the announcement of the 78.2% pass rate for NSC (matric), there has been a welter of print and internet media comments about what that percentage really means.  It is 78.2% of those who sat the exam.  Yes.  But that's not the number…Continue

Tags: unemployment, cohort, craft, technical, NSC

When NSFAS funds run out - what happens next - is there a waiting list?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Jan 8. 2 Replies

A matriculated young woman from Ekurhuleni who approached NSFAS with her acceptance letter to study psychology at UNISA was told that "the available funds had been exhausted".  Mail & Guardian Friday 3 January 2014.Now NSFAS isn't a bottomless…Continue

Tags: bursary, refusal, institution, Mail, Ekurhuleni

NSC Exam Result presentation by Angie Motshekga

Started by sylvia hammond Jan 7. 0 Replies

The South African National Senior Certificate - grade 12 - examination results always lead to much discussion on whether the results are improving or not.  To make sure that what you read or hear in the media isn't being misquoted, it's always a…Continue

Tags: Motshekga, Angie, minister, basic, education


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