MAIL & GUARDIAN: Education

The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled

Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University

The new chairperson of the council reveals his plans to shake up his alma mater and some of the problems he found when he started getting involved in the university’s affairs

Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks

Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria

Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers

Peter Mbati’s appointment at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria is under the spotlight

Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry

The sole remaining witness flounders on the first day of the higher education portfolio committee investigation into SMU vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati

Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam

‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation

Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms

Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around

The new leaders of the student funding scheme inherit years of instability and poor financial records

Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown

UCT to undo racial appointments through its new employment policy

This comes after the university made headlines for allegedly failing to adhere to its own policies when it comes to employing staff

Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how

Global online learning survey finds high workloads led to suicidal ideation

Respondents to the survey on digital teaching reported a decline in mental health because of unforgiving workloads and expectations placed on them by managers.

Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE

The scenes from last year, when learners finally returned to school after the hard lockdown, are about to play themselves out again

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music

Basic education department must not send conflicting messages

The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases resulted in school closures but mixed messages resulted and delayed gazetting of decisions caused confusion

Making waves at Sol Plaatje University

New vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Crouch tells Bongekile Macupe about his plans to put the institution on the world map and create a talent pipeline to help high-achieving matric learners

Covid sets education back years

The effects of the pandemic will still be felt by learners entering the school system in 2028

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