By: Sapa       The department of basic education announced it will begin an investigation into allegations that union members were selling teacher posts. A task team has begun investigating the alleged selling of teacher posts, the basic education department said on Sunday. “The team has started to do its work and several interviews

Four minutes of fun helps kids focus

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By: AFPRelaxnews     They tested a programme of what they call “FUNtervals” on a group of 50 students in grades 2 They tested a programme of what they call “FUNtervals” on a group of 50 students in grades 2 (ages 7 to 8) and 4 (ages 9 to 10) in the hopes of reducing

By: Sapa     “All those learners will have to repeat those grades because they missed out on too much work. They missed pretty much half of the year,” spokeswoman Troy Martens said. More than 15,000 Kuruman school pupils from Grade R to Grade 11 will have to repeat their grades next year, the basic


          By: Leroy M. Sonpon, III   Legislators in the House of Representatives are concerned about the future of Liberian children as the closure of schools in the country continues due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As the Ebola virus spread uncontrollably throughout the country, the Liberian government through

ANC wishes matric pupils well

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        By: SAPA The ANC on Sunday wished matriculants well for their final examinations.   “Matric examinations are the culmination of many years of grooming and preparation for both the learners and educators,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. “It is our hope that their outcomes will be a glowing showcase


        PRESS RELEASE By: Sonja Boshoff   A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that only 92 teachers of the total number of 1 232 teachers in Schools for the Deaf are qualified in South African Sign Language. The reply also revealed that an additional 127 teachers have received rudimentary

Education: We are what we teach

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By: Kalundi Serumaga in Kampala           To avoid a crisis in a few decades’ time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the


By: C. M. Rubin The number of Ebola cases in Africa are predicted to climb to 10,000 a week by the World Health Organization. With death rates at 70 per cent, teachers and social workers on the ground are expressing grave concern about the thousands of children being orphaned by the outbreak.   A few

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Education: Secondary considerations

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By: Marshall Van Valen     Expanding secondary education is key to forming tomorrow’s workers, civil servants and entrepreneurs. Thanks to the drive to meet the Millennium Development Goals for universal primary-school education in 2015, children in the majority of African states now have the opportunity to complete primary school. Expanding secondary-school enrolment – it

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By: IOL Lifestyle       Pretoria – One of the biggest challenges to South Africa’s future success is overcoming obstacles in education. One promising approach, being tested out in schools across the country, is to take advantage of technology trends and institute educational models based on e-learning. Innovations in technology are dramatically lowering the