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Prega Govender

Prega Govender

Prega Govender is the Mail & Guardian's education editor. He was a journalist at the Sunday Times for almost 20 years before joining the M&G in May 2016. He has written extensively on education issues pertaining to both the basic and higher education sectors.
    ​TVET graduates wait up to six years for their certificates
    ​TVET graduates wait up to six years for their certificates
    Tens of thousands of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college graduates are still waiting for their certificates — some...
    15 TVET colleges shut down over unresolved issues with higher education department
    15 TVET colleges shut down over unresolved issues with higher education department
    Protesting students shut down about 15 of the 50 public technical and vocational education and training colleges (TVET) today as a result of a host...
    Number of pupils awaiting placement in Gauteng schools reduced by 20 000
    Number of pupils awaiting placement in Gauteng schools reduced by 20 000
    The Gauteng education department has reduced the number of pupils still awaiting placement at schools from 40 000 to 19 913.
    Four top UKZN academics face suspension, sending SRC and union into a tailspin
    Four top UKZN academics face suspension, sending SRC and union into a tailspin
    The possible suspension of five senior executives, including four deputy vice-chancellors, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), could...
    All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
    All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
    Don’t jump to the conclusion that, judging by 2016’s matric results, boys are better than girls at maths.
    Treasury asked to fund learner influx
    Treasury asked to fund learner influx
    An influx of more than 20 000 learners into the Western Cape from other provinces has forced the provincial education department to hold...
    Angie takes drastic action
    Angie takes drastic action
    The department of basic education is pushing to impose annual throughput targets on provinces — a measure of how many children who enter...
    Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
    Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
    A college owned by a Limpopo businessperson accused of leaking a matric maths exam paper last year is among 18 schools that obtained a 0% pass rate...
    Matric results 2016: Bachelor's passes for more than 150 000 pupils
    Matric results 2016: Bachelor's passes for more than 150 000 pupils
    The 2016 national matric pass rate is 72.5%, an increase of 1.8% from 70.7% in 2015. 
    ​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
    ​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
    The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could soon be forced to take a backseat if Cabinet endorses plans for a new entity aimed at...
    Angie has a plan but the piggy bank is empty
    Angie has a plan but the piggy bank is empty
    The basic education department wants to increase the number of schools managed by education districts – a move envisaged to severely affect...
    ​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
    ​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
    The lead researcher for an important international study has red-flagged the drop in the number of grade nines who excel at maths, pointing to its...