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Higher standards, better results
Higher standards, better results
Each year, the release of the matric results unleashes a frantic conversation about how to meet the demand for skilled workers to support the South...
Education must become a social concern
Education must become a social concern
Of the myriad drawbacks, challenges and gross injustices shrouding modern-day South African society it can reasonably be argued that large-scale...
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
The subject of progressed learners has dominated discussions at many public platforms and dinner tables. But what seems to raise most people’s eyebrows is the notion of allowing a child who failed grade 11 twice to enter grade??12. This contentious issue poses serious political and...
Race and class still define our schools
Race and class still define our schools
Education is intimately related to social class. In sociologist Max Weber’s terms, “life chances” are heavily dependent on education and...
TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts
TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts
Born out of a government-imposed merger more than a decade ago, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) still grapples deep infrastructure...
[Video]Pimples! (They'll never learn)
[Video]Pimples! (They'll never learn)
When Angie said she'd send textbooks to Limpopo, we said 'Baie dankie', not... ag, just watch the new Pimples video and tell us if we're flogging a dead horse.
'Pass one, pass all' makes comeback
'Pass one, pass all' makes comeback
Primary school teachers are resorting to the controversial practice of "pass one, pass all" in their classrooms because the paperwork they must...
Guinea pigs or pioneers?
Guinea pigs or pioneers?
South Africa's first group of matriculants to have just completed the inaugural national senior certificate exams under the revised outcomes-based...
Examining higher education
Examining higher education
The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), the permanent committee on quality of the Council on Higher Education, will complete the fifth...
US universities top the charts -- again
US universities top the charts -- again
Daily newspapers in cities around the world were celebrating, or deploring, the status of their universities last week with the publication of the...
Concerns over standard at TUT
Concerns over standard at TUT
Employers have voiced "considerable unhappiness" about the standard of degrees at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), with some companies...

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