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Nan Yeld

Nan Yeld

    Government's new plan for student success
    Government's new plan for student success
    That South Africa’s education system at all levels is under severe stress is widely acknowledged. Adopting the time-honoured approach that attack...
    Time to stop blaming schools
    Time to stop blaming schools
    The Council on Higher Education’s recently released report, "A Proposal for Undergraduate Curriculum Reform in South Africa: The Case...
    A bridge too far for school leavers
    A bridge too far for school leavers
    Last month the national benchmark tests initiative, designed to address the alarming failure rates in higher education, found it necessary to reset...
    Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation
    Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation
    The desperation of matriculants to get into one of the country's 23 public universities was tragically evident in the events at the University of...
    A necessary conversation
    A necessary conversation
    Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande's recent comments on the need for all graduates to be proficient in an African language...
    Matric: A certified improvement needed
    Matric: A certified improvement needed
    Despite the understandable focus on matric pass rates and what these suggest about standards, it might be useful to take a step back and look at...