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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.
    Call for tougher action on sex pest teachers
    Call for tougher action on sex pest teachers
    Teachers found guilty of sexually assaulting pupils or having relationships with them could be named and shamed in the Government Gazette —...
    Four universities face law degree closures
    Four universities face law degree closures
    Four universities may be at risk of losing their law degree accreditation after the Council on Higher Education (CHE) found “serious” weaknesses in their LLB programmes....
    Unions slam plans to ‘outsource’ exams for tens of millions of rands
    Unions slam plans to ‘outsource’ exams for tens of millions of rands
    Teachers and teacher unions have slammed a department of basic education plan to outsource the setting of exam questions at a cost of millions of...
    NGO seeks order declaring adherence to one religion at schools as unconstitutional
    NGO seeks order declaring adherence to one religion at schools as unconstitutional
    The right of public schools to single out one religion to foster at school will come under the spotlight in the Johannesburg High Court next month...
    Schools have to pay fee exemptions out of their own pocket
    Schools have to pay fee exemptions out of their own pocket
    Former Model C schools are granting hundreds of millions of rands in fee exemptions to learners annually but are receiving a pittance in compensation...
    ‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
    ‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
    A plan by the department of basic education to test teachers voluntarily on their subject knowledge has been met with mixed reactions.
    Basic education department can’t afford breakfast
    Basic education department can’t afford breakfast
    Millions of hungry learners will not be offered breakfast. This decision follows a suggestion by the planning, monitoring and evaluation department...
    Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
    Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
    New languages are being introduced in schools in an effort to promote cultural understanding and to give people more job opportunities.
    Baby steps to decolonise schools
    Baby steps to decolonise schools
    It’s time to decolonise the school curriculum, officials in the department of basic education have told Parliament.
    ​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
    ​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
    Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...
    Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
    Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
    The Northern Cape’s education department has launched a project to reduce learner pregnancies at schools — sex education for boys.