MAIL & GUARDIAN: Education

Tips to manage the heavy load of lockdown learning

Even those schools with online structures in place were not prepared for the emotional and cognitive demands this approach brings

We should be worried about children going back to school

Personal protective equipment had not been delivered to all schools, some had not been cleaned and some provinces were still in a process of recruiting people who will be responsible for screening for Covid-19

How schools could work during Covid

Ahead of their opening, the basic education department has given schools three models to consider to ensure physical distancing

It’ll take teachers with a can-do attitude to pick up the school year

Schools are to start a phased reopening from June 1, but Covid-19 protocols must be in place. And teachers will also have to deal with learners’ and parents’ uncertainty created by the pandemic

No back to school for teachers just yet

Last week the basic education minister was adamant that teachers will return to school on May 25, but some provinces say not all Covid-19 measures are in place to prevent its spread

Tawana Kupe: It takes a continent to raise the Africa we want

Collaborating with other universities will assist in dealing with diseases and other social issues that know no borders

Five lessons on reopening SA’s schools

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Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

Education: A state of unreadiness

Evidence shows schools are not ready as the department pushes them to reopen in 10 days

The department must communicate the same message to prevent confusion

What is most crucial is that the department of education communicates a clear and concise message to parents and caregivers to avoid unnecessary panic and further confusion

Schools to reopen on June 1 — Motshekga

Education minister says schools will reopen for Grades 7 and 12 on June 1, and she cannot guarantee that “no one will die”

UCT plans to open residences to students

University to open residences for students who struggle to study remotely, and those who need labs on campus to finish their 2020 studies

Confronting inequality during the school closures

Using a variety of methods and interactions, teachers and students have had to adapt to a new idea of the classroom

Family literacy: The glue that binds us

The lockdown is an ideal time to reintroduce storytelling at home and in the process promote a love of reading

World Bank report on Covid-19’s effect on education is disappointing

Especially in a country like South Africa with its huge inequalities, a digital divide and teacher unions

Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return

Very few believe provincial education departments are suddenly efficient

Ordinary citizens have not forgotten that schools were failing before the virus crisis

Changing of the guard at three universities

Sefako Makgatho and Fort Hare universities have new leaders, while the head of Mangosuthu University of Technology has been suspended

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