basic education

 
​Shaky data skews literacy results
​Shaky data skews literacy results
COMMENTEvery few years South Africa participates in international tests of reading, maths and science to see what learners know and how this...
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Universities are forcing first-year students who want to become teachers to study African languages, in a bid to help more children in grades one,...
It’s not kids bunking – it’s teachers
It’s not kids bunking – it’s teachers
Teachers bunk school more often than children – and they are also guilty of coming late to class  after break time.
Lesufi's chirp must be made a reality for South Africa's education system
Lesufi's chirp must be made a reality for South Africa's education system
“We won. We defeated apartheid planning, thanks Concourt. 
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
Most primary school teachers’ knowledge of English vocabulary is equivalent to that of a grade three pupil.
Government cadre deployment and corruption subverts education
Government cadre deployment and corruption subverts education
The basic education ministerial task team, charged with investigating media reports about posts being bought and sold, unearthed other corrupt...
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
By the time most learners in poor schools reach the end of grade 3, the chances of them achieving a good matric pass is unlikely. It’s the...
Vuwani parents afraid to send their children to school
Vuwani parents afraid to send their children to school
It is no longer the fires that keep pupils in Vuwani, Limpopo, and the surrounding...
Education, gangsterism and the Constitution - Cape Town youth have their say
Education, gangsterism and the Constitution - Cape Town youth have their say
Gangsterism on the Cape Flats and poor quality education came under the spotlight in Parliament on Monday as young South Africans from several...
Liberia's plan to outsource schooling slammed
Liberia's plan to outsource schooling slammed
Liberia is poised to set another first for Africa. It was the first to have a female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and could be the first to...
With no firm foundation, pupils are behind from the start
With no firm foundation, pupils are behind from the start
‘Start them early and they will learn.” In the context of South Africa’s current education climate, this African proverb rings particularly...

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