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As institutions of higher learning open their doors, approximately 700 000 new students will enter the system of higher education. A student organisation has lashed out at South African universities that are planning to carry on with the mandatory vaccination policy.


Two out of three suspects have been arrested for a robbery that took place at a school in Pinetown, Dassenhoek. Learners who were stabbed are currently recovering from their wounds but counseling is much needed for the whole education community who caught sight of the disturbing events.


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There are push and pull factors that contribute to the dropout rate that has reached its all-time high. Education activists have proposed options that can be explored to minimize the number of learners dropping out of the schooling system.


The Western Cape Education Department has shown concern in relation to the damaged school properties in the province during the December holiday period. The education department has called on the public to report such incidents.


With more than 3000 learners waiting to be placed in Western Cape schools, the education department in a race against time to place them. The department is now trying to establish which schools have gaps that need to be filled by new learners.

 


The Department of Basic Education is looking to implement some changes in the sector to ensure that there are fewer disruptions to the school year. Basic Education  Minister Angie Motshekga has shed some light on what the Department has planned for the sector in 2022.
 


More than 3 000 of the 5 000 schools in the Eastern Cape have not received any stationery. Teacher unions in the Eastern Cape have made their plans known to the Education Department.


It's business as usual in KZN schools after tropical cyclone La Nina ravaged schools and residential areas in the province. KZN Education Minister has come up with a contingency plan that will save learning and teaching time for the learners.


Teachers Union, SADTU has called on the government to invest in early childhood education to ensure a stable foundation in the schooling career of young children. The union has also expressed some concern about the future of education in South Africa. 


The past two years have not been easy for learners, as they've had to adjust to newly structured timetables. This has negatively impacted their learning experience and education activists are calling for change. 


For years, learner performance in mathematics has been an area of concern, as poor performance in the subject has been seen more than improvements. However, things are starting to look up in the education sector.

 


It's been less than a month since schools reopened, yet the Gauteng Education Department has found itself dealing with a violent incident. This follows the passing of an educator who was fatally shot dead. 

 


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The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says she has been pleasantly surprised with the results from the matric class of 2021, as they had faced many adversities in the past two years of their schooling. 


This was the very first week of learning for schools in coastal provinces. The Eastern Cape Education Department has put a hold on a number of projects due to funds that had to be redirected to other projects.


The North West Education is dismayed by the abduction of Tirelong Secondary School learners who were at alternative schools, due to the deteriorating condition of the overpopulated school. The parents voluntarily agreed with the department to accommodate learners at a conducive place for learning and teaching.


Civic organisations and political parties have clearly articulated where they stand in terms of rotational learning in classes. This comes after the Education Department had released a statement that rotational learning will continue indefinitely.


Gauteng education is concerned over the lives of its employees that are being threatened by criminal activities that have plagued its school within a week of reopening schools.


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