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Global out-of-school rate not decreasing

NEW YORK – With 11.5 per cent of school-age children – or 123 million – missing out on learning today, compared to 12.8 per cent – or 135 million – in 2007, the percentage of six to 15 year olds who are out of school has barely decreased in the last decade, UNICEF said today. […]
Africa – Teach-the-Brain

Wits launches CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge

CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge – The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits’ vast campus Wits University – CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge An exciting new initiative is calling on developers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to solve the […]
South Africa – Teach-the-Brain

Centres of excellence for Africa

Washington – The World Bank is to finance 19 university-based ‘centres of excellence’ in seven countries in West and Central Africa, in an effort to tackle a serious shortage of skilled workers in major industries that are vital to the continent’s economic growth. The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved $ 150 million to […]
Africa – Teach-the-Brain

Social and Emotional Learning, Touches Down in Africa

SAN DIEGO, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) software — The Language Express, Inc., developers of the Award winning programme, “The Social Express® today announced its partnership with Prognari, an Africa-focused education value-add organization that seeks to develop social, emotional intelligence capabilities and life skills in children and young adults. This strategic partnership supports both companies’ […]
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Where are tomorrow’s software engineers?

The struggle to increase the number of graduating software engineers has been an ongoing challenge throughout the last two decades. The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) Director and Head of Software Engineering at Wits University, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that while there are improvements, South Africa’s matric maths and science results remain poor.  He […]
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Call for free education is legitimate

South Africa – Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the demand for free education is legitimate and justified. The Deputy Minister was responding to a memorandum from students. This after students marched to the precincts of Parliament and presented a memorandum to him on 29 October. “Your demand for free education is […]
Teach-the-Brain » South Africa

ASIDI Department delivers 100th school

Kroonstaad – It’s been described as South Africa’s most ambitious school infrastructure development programme, ASIDI, that is set to change the face of school infrastructure across the country. Accelerated School Infrastructure Development Initiative – ASIDI Schools And today, top government officials as well as representatives from the private sector, joined Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in […]

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Teach-the-Brain » South Africa

Students warned of bogus colleges

The Department of Higher Education and Training has urged potential students to verify the accreditation of any private college or university before enrolling for studies. The department says citizens must ensure that institutions of higher learning are registered with government to avoid victimisation. “The department intensifies its fight against bogus institutions of higher learning. Many […]

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Teach-the-Brain » South Africa

Leading South African University Announces Edx Partnership

It was revealed this week that Johannesburg’s Witwatersrand University (Wits), in partnership with MOOC provider Edx, has announced plans to introduce free web courses in South Africa. The courses, which are planned to cover a range of topics from economics to world history, will be available to the 200,000-plus learners who use Edx in Africa. […]

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Where are tomorrow’s software engineers?

The struggle to increase the number of graduating software engineers has been an ongoing challenge throughout the last two decades. The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) Director and Head of Software Engineering at Wits University, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that while there are improvements, South Africa’s matric maths and science results remain poor.  He […]

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