Basic and Higher Education


Basic and Higher Education

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Location: South Africa
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Minister Motshekga announces foundation phase improvements - grade 9 improvement project

Started by sylvia hammond Dec 4. 0 Replies article by More Matshediso Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the education sector has over the last two years proved to have made substantial strides in the foundation and intermediate phase in both literacy and…Continue

Tags: annual, literacy, GET, national, assessment

No names of Grade 12 learners to be published and SA Sign language gazetted

Started by sylvia hammond Nov 26. 0 Replies

Following the final Council of Education Ministers (CEM) meeting, Department of Basic Education (DoBE) spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga announced that the names of Grade 12 learners who pass matric will not be published, only the learners’ ID and exam…Continue

Tags: Ministerial, task, names, NSC, accountability

Basic Education department raises pass mark for grades 7 - 9

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) Nov 24. 1 Reply

Report issued by Department of Basic Education has raised the pass mark for grades 7, 8 and 9 as part of its efforts of improving the quality of education in the public school system.  The National Curriculum Statement (NCS), Grades…Continue

Tags: learning, additional, first, condonation, language

"51% of South African households do not have a single book in their home"

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Des Squire Sep 9. 3 Replies

Government is to spend R3 billion on building libraries in communities with limited access to these facilities.This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, during a visit to Greenside Primary School in…Continue

Tags: culture, arts, children, community, access

Pupils may now choose Sign language as their first language

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 20. 0 Replies

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval this month by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language.   According to PanSALB, this is a positive…Continue

Teacher Training Workshops to improve Mathematics, Science and Technology school standards

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Cas Olivier Aug 9. 1 Reply

  By More Matshediso The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has organised workshops for teachers to improve their skills and competencies in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) subjects. The Teacher Training Centre Workshops will be launched…Continue

Tags: curriculum, assessment, CAPS, MST, NDP

Minister Motshekga launches National Science Week

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 4. 0 Replies

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has commended the participation of South African schools in global science competitions, saying they are nurturing the country's future researchers and innovators. Speaking at the launch of National…Continue

Tags: knowledge, skills, growth, employment, mathematics

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

Started by sylvia hammond Jul 23. 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




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