Businessman Reuel Khoza says matric should still remain the only point of exit in basic education, adding that learners exiting school at grade nine need to be intellectually prepared.
The Basic Education Ministry says the General Education Certificate it plans to issue learners exiting Grade 9 will allow them access to TVET colleges or other institutions to learn technical skills.
South Africa’s basic education system is in a state of crisis, negatively affecting young people’s ability to perform in a knowledge-driven global economy, and blocking South Africa’s human capital pipeline from producing a steady flow of skilled and highly skilled individuals into the labour pool. The DA resolutions for discussion include, among others, the creation […]
The Department of Basic Education says at the moment there is no necessity to close down schools in the country and that the situation is being monitored closely.
The Department of Education in the Free State has disputed claims by the Congress of South African Students that their meeting – over coronavirus safety protocols at schools – was not fruitful.
This week, we look at educational apps to keep your young ones learning and entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Education activists are taking government to court for allegedly backtracking on the National School Nutrition Programme. Equal Education and school governing bodies (SGBs) from two Limpopo schools have launched an urgent application in the High Court in Pretoria in a bid to force government to reinstate the programme for all eligible learners not just those in grade 7 and 12 amid the lockdown.
The Gauteng Education Department is embarking on a massive recruitment drive to get substitute teachers. This as Grade 7 and 12 learners prepare to return to school on June 1.