[Monitor] Ntoroko -Many government-aided schools in Ntoroko District are facing acute shortage of teachers, a challenge that is affecting learners’ performance, authorities have revealed.
[News24Wire] She registered for her degree in person, diligently attended lectures, defended her proposal after waiting in the queue like all other students and on Tuesday Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor reaped her reward: she obtained a PhD from the Ethe University of Pretoria.
[VOA] This week marks five years since Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls from the village of Chibok. The kidnappings spread fear across the border in Cameroon, where hundreds of schools closed. Authorities have since ordered schools to reopen, but many students and teachers refuse to return.
South Africa: Lesufi Gives Ennerdale Residents Until Next Week to Reopen Oakdale Secondary School, or It Will Be Closed
[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Education has given the community of Ennerdale in Johannesburg until next Tuesday to reopen Oakdale Secondary School, or else it will be officially closed.
Reporting of the Parkfield school protests has focused on the Muslim community, but homophobia is rife in all faith groups
Struggling to come to terms with being gay as a child is by no means an experience unique to those who grow up religious. For as long as being straight remains the dominant sexuality (and, despite the best efforts of the “homosexual agenda”, it looks like that’ll forever...
South Africa: Wits Gender Equity Office Under Scrutiny but Veil of Secrecy Has Been Cast Over Report
[Daily Maverick] An investigation into the Wits University’s Gender Equity Office’s conduct and execution of its duties has been completed but details of the report, which was finalised more than a month ago, will remain secret.
Fears that confidentiality clauses are being used to silence victims of misconduct
UK universities have spent nearly £90m on payoffs to staff with “gagging orders” in two years, raising fears that victims of misconduct at higher education institutions are being silenced.
As many as 4,000 settlements, some of which are thought to relate to allegations of bullying, discrimination and sexual...
[Nation] A majority of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination top performers will be shared between three universities — Nairobi, Moi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
[Nation] As our schools laptops project continues to face hurdles, folks in advanced economies are forging ahead to the next level by integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their educational sector.
[Nation] The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has urged parliament to allocate funds for recruitment of 12,626 teachers annually for the next three years, for the full implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
[Nation] Teachers with medical conditions and those above 56 years will not be transferred under the delocalisation policy by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
[Vanguard] The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, says that girl child education is beyond getting girls into schools.
[Guardian] Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, yesterday came down hard on university lecturers for allegedly conniving with politicians to undermine the integrity and outcome of this year’s general elections.
AI chatbots have arrived on UK university campuses. But is the hype justified?
Beacon is unlike any other member of staff at Staffordshire University. It is available 24/7 to answer students’ questions, and deals with a number of queries every day – mostly the same ones over and over again – but always stays incredibly patient.
That patience is perhaps what gives it away: Beacon is an...
We are obsessed with academic performance, but universities should be recognised for their impact on people’s life chances
This week has been a welcome reprieve from Brexit, both for the public and politicians alike. With parliament in Easter recess, we have been able to look beyond the divisions, acrimony, backroom deals and blame, and instead get back into our communities and talk to local...
[The Conversation Africa] Student protests swept across South African campuses in 2015 and 2016 under the banner of #FeesMustFall. The protests revitalised public interest in student politics.
Professors at the University of Washington say the course provides the most useful skill college can offer
To prepare themselves for future success in the American workforce, today’s college students are increasingly choosing courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, computer science, and various health-related disciplines.
These classes are bound to help undergraduates capitalize...
BBC research reveals about £87m spent on pay-offs with non-disclosure agreements since 2017.
The children’s novelist inspiring BAME readers to see themselves positively in the stories they read.
Pictures released to mark the occasion show the early days and tell the stories of current students.
Anxiety, self-harm and suicide are rising, finds survey of school leaders and teachers in England
More than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years – with rising reports of anxiety, self-harm and even cases of suicide – against a backdrop of inadequate support in schools.
In a survey of 8,600 school leaders, teachers and support...