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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

Algeria riots after activist jailed

Today at 14:34 PM, via News24

Unrest broke out in an Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website has reported.

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

Uganda: Schools Cry for Cash As Uneb Exams Start Today

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] By yesterday, a number of schools had not received capitation grants for the term to enable them conduct national examinations which begin today with Senior Four candidates sitting their first practical paper in Physics and Fine Art.

Education

Nigeria: JAMB, Tertiary Institutions to Close 2020/2021 Admissions June 15

Today at 14:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Abuja — All admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session will end by June 15, 2021, according to a decision collectively taken at a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

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...

Science/Tech

Brazil Covid variant: what do we know about P1?

Today at 14:09 PM, via The Guardian

Six cases have been detected in Britain. What threat does the variant pose, and how is it different?

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Two coronavirus variants have been detected in Brazil, or in people who have travelled from Brazil, called P1 and P2. They are similar but it is P1 that is causing concern in the UK, after the detection of six cases – three in...

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 […]