[The Herald] Cabinet recently approved plans to grant polytechnics and vocational training centres administrative autonomy similar to that enjoyed by universities.
[New Zimbabwe] The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has been hit by an exodus of lecturers amid reports some 15 tutors resigned last week alone over poor remuneration.
[ANGOP] Luanda — At least thirteen million euros were made available by the European Union (EU) to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) to support the Angolan higher education system in producing knowledge and promoting innovation.
[New Republic] Authorities of the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) have donated assorted refrigeration and air condition training equipment worth US$ 12,000 to Humanity First Ahmadiyya Vocation College in Sinkor.
[This Day] The federal government will tomorrow begin the disinfection of schools, ahead of their reopening.
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[SAnews.gov.za] Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise before re-opening.
[SAnews.gov.za] Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says almost all provinces are currently doing repairs to schools that were vandalised during the national lockdown.
[SAnews.gov.za] Schools across the country will today welcome back Grades R, 6 and 11 learners to school.
[Daily Maverick] The Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for the higher education sector to rethink much that is ingrained in it.
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The nail-biting wait for GCSE and A-level results has a surreal quality this year, as students wonder what the outcome could possibly be of exams they haven’t sat because of the Covid-19 lockdown.
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[GroundUp] Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu attends the 2020 State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Social Development says it has noted the High Court ruling on Monday that all private preschools and Early Childhood Development centres (ECD) may open with immediate effect, provided they maintain safety measures.
[Nation] More than 100,000 teachers will receive the last part of their phased pay increase this month.
[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers has petitioned the Ministry of Education to urgently release the 30 per cent capitation allocated to schools to pay support staff and for utilities.
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) has adopted the use of Educating Nigeria Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE II) Code of Conduct developed for learning centres in adult and non-formal education programmes.
[Monitor] Police in Kampala say they have arrested at least 10 people in connection to the murder of a third year veterinary student of Makerere University.
[Monitor] Kampala — The High Court in Kampala has blocked the suspension of Makerere University Secretary, Dr Charles Barugahare, until the case challenging his forced leave is finalised.
[Monitor] Makerere University has approved a policy that will see a work scheme established for vulnerable students to earn tuition by working for the institution.
[The Conversation Africa] If you have been the victim of a crime, one of the first interactions you’ll have with police is when an officer takes your sworn statement. Language is key to this process: you tell an officer your story, and they record it, usually writing it by hand.
[Namibian] Preschool owners at Walvis Bay say they fear the reopening of their schools could be dangerous for children, giving the spiking number of novel coronavirus infections at the harbour town.