"education" tag

WSU’s SRC pays student debts

Days after the Wits University student representative council (SRC) raised R1-million to assist students who could not afford to register, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student leadership followed suit with R900 000.

DISHEARTENING: Chumani Primary pupils in Reeston wait for their school transport. Many end up walking

Stranded by the wayside: many EC pupils still left without transport

No pupil will be left stranded without transport” was the promise made by Eastern Cape transport MEC Weziwe Tikana the day before schools opened this year. The Dispatch reported how the promise was broken on the first day, with hundreds of pupils still left stranded without transport. Many cram into overloaded vehicles, many more walk long distances and some sit idly at home.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande

State bursary fund probe

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has ordered a forensic audit into the state’s massive bursary and loan scheme for tertiary students.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi

School apologises for racial segregation

A private school in Pretoria apologised on Monday for separating students according to race, said education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Angie Motshekga

Supplementary exam deadline extended

The registration deadline for supplementary exams has been extended, the basic education department said today.


University funding needs to change to achieve parity

I must first acknowledge much has been done to transform higher education since the inception of our first democratic government.

A round of grins as education MEC Mandla Makupula and Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle congratulate the top three pupils in the province for the 2014 matric class.picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Huge gap between school in settlement and Selborne

IT HAS become a glittering ritual that masks the fault lines of our education system. Every year, the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga parades matric “top achievers”.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande

More money for post-matrics, says Nzimande

Government has increased funding to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to cater for poor and disabled students, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said today.

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