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At STADIO, they have united the collective experience of four prestigious academic institutions – SBS, Embury LISOF, and Prestige Academy – behind a single goal: to give as many South Africans as possible access to a high-quality, affordable tertiary education.

STADIO is a new tertiary institution. 5 faculties, 10 campuses and a variety of accredited qualifications. Distance and contact learning.

STADIO is registered with the DHET as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.

Over 100 students who were deregistered by the Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape are accusing the university of "unlawful" exclusion and claim that the university has wasted their 2020 academic year. 

Are you a Unisa student and need some help during your examinations? Well, Unisa offers a service to students like you. You can get help during the examinations by contacting the Student Communication Service Centre.

The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut abruptly, exposing the huge inequality between impoverished and privileged pupils as learning moved online and schoolgirls faced exploitation.

By Zandile Bangani. Illustration by Anastasya Eliseeva.

Walter Sisulu University has not begun an online learning programme. The University has said that it will only start once students and lecturers have been given laptops. Meanwhile, other Universities have been engaged in an online academic programme since June, or even before. 

Wondering whether you qualify to get a laptop from NSFAS? Well, here's how to know if you apply or not. 

Online learning has many students losing their trust in the Department of Higher Education. Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, spoke on Radio 702 about the issues affecting the sector right now. 

Unisa’s May/June examination period has begun. Under lockdown, academics and assessments still continue. Here’s some help with how to complete your exams under lockdown if you’re a Unisa student.

In his last media briefing, Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande addressed students who want to return to campuses as well as parents concerned about students returning. Nzimande is determined to save lives while also saving the 2020 academic year. 

Students receiving aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to use their learning material allowances to purchase learning devices so they can learn remotely during lockdown. Parliament has applauded the service NSFAS has provided during lockdown.

University of Kwazulu-Natal has arranged for their students to get free data and laptops so that online learning can be more accessible to students and the academic programme can then continue with less difficulty. 

Students were caught cheating at Wits in a WhatsApp group and are now set to have hearings with the University's disciplinary committee. This has lead Wits to implement many changes to their assessment protocols. 

Covid-19 has forced Universities to use online learning to continue their academic programme. Now, many Wits students want to de-register as they can't cope with online learning and are having issues balancing the workload. 

The attitude that online learning is a ‘watered down’ version of ‘real’ education has been put to the test and the IMM Graduate School is passing with flying colours. If anything, during the COVID-19 crisis, online learning is proving to be the better solution and just as with every other industry in 2020, education can never go back to what it was just a few short weeks ago.

Unisa announces that those students who are currently registered will get a major boost on data and connectivity ahead of the May/June 2020 examinations.

Minister Blade Nzimande as well as members from the Department of Higher Education had a meeting with Parliament's portfolio committee to speak about how they plan to rescue the 2020 academic year. Within this conversation, they discussed how students will get devices. 

Unisa's Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Makhanya, spoke to The Talking Point and discussed how Unisa is going to carry out their examinations during lockdown. He also spoke on the use of an app and the procedures of submitting exam papers.

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology is offering free textbooks and cost-effective learning to help South Africa recover from crippling Covid-19 pandemic. 

The challenges facing institutions of Higher Learning in the present climate have left many with no option but to turn to online learning to avoid disruptions to learning and teaching programmes across the globe.  Fortunately the IMM Graduate School has not been caught off guard nor has been left scrambling to keep Learning and Teaching going. For the most part it is business as usual.  


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