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South Africa

Motshekga addresses issue of pricey school uniforms

Today at 13:24 PM, via SAnews

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has spoken frankly about the ongoing struggle with the price of school uniforms as parents battle to make ends meet.

Africa

Living with Long Covid in Lagos

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Most people recover from Covid‑19 quickly, but Long Haulers in Nigeria are turning to one another for support

Education

How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don’t lose out in England’s new exam system? | Lee Elliot Major

Today at 14:00 PM, via The Guardian

When pupils are awarded grades this year, teachers have a chance to address the inequalities revealed by the pandemic

Last week a million teenagers finally had their fate confirmed: teachers in England will have complete freedom over how to grade GCSEs, A-levels and vocational exams, selecting evidence from coursework and classroom tests.

The dreaded algorithm has been ditched, but it is far...

Education

Africa: Matric Results Highlight Unequal Schooling in South Africa – and the Dedication of Our Teaching Corps

Today at 11:50 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] It seems that while the Covid-19 pandemic had no notable impact on the matric pass rate of private schools, the impact of the virus on government schools varied from slight, to significant, to great and enormous. The figures also indicate that there was no correlation between the number of infections and deaths and the matric results.

Education

Malawi: Ministry of Education Call On Teachers to Resume Work

Today at 11:50 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Education has issued a statement requesting all teachers in public primary and secondary schools and Teachers’ Training Colleges (TTCs) to resume work on Monday, March 1 2021 for teaching and learning to commence.

Health

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

Health

Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available

Health

Diagnosing Autism in the Pandemic

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Autism spectrum disorder is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers. That can be much harder in this isolated time.

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]