By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The role of parents and guardians in their children’s education is crucial for their overall development and academic success. However, many parents face challenges in fulfilling this role due to various reasons such as time constraints and a lack of knowledge about modern school curricular. To ensure children’s educational[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis It was all systems go at Talfalah Primary School in Manenberg, Cape Town where the learning institution kicked off their 2023 academic year with a bang as VOC’s Breakfast team broadcasted live from the school on Wednesday morning as part of their stationery drive in collaboration[…]
LOCAL Investigations are underway after Grade 11 student was stabbed by a Grade 8 student from another school in Eesterivier. Reports indicate that the 17-year-old was hospitalized for stab wounds to the back and arm, after a fight with a group of boys. It is alleged that the same group[…]
LOCAL Minister Angie Motshekga confirmed on Tuesday that the Department of Basic Education has finalised curriculum changes as part of efforts to prepare pupils to meaningfully participate in the economy. She was speaking at the South African Democratic Teachers Union’s national general council meeting in Kempton Park, Gauteng. According to[…]
LOCAL Some parts of the Dassenhoek High School west of Durban have been torched. This follows last week’s police search at the school, where items including cellphones were confiscated. It is alleged that the school library and some offices were destroyed. Another school, Ndengetho High, was also torched two weeks[…]
Child and adult literacy rates in South Africa have seen a steady decline in the past 2 years, according to data from the World Bank. South Africa has an adult literacy rate of 87% – ranking lower than other developing countries such as Mexico and Brazil. Child literacy statistics are[…]
LOCAL Issues around violence at schools across the country took centre stage during the national South African Principal Association conference in Kimberley on Thursday. Some principals raised concerns about their unsafe working environment which impacts learning and teaching. Many schools across the country including provinces like Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the[…]
The family of a Grade 9 learner who died from suicide after being teased by a teacher are planning to take legal action against PJ Simelane Secondary School. They told Eyewitness News that the school is protecting the teacher in question. This comes after 15-year-old Tiro Moalusi took his own[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Parents of students at Portlands Primary in Mitchell’s Plain have demanded solutions, labeling the school a “death trap”. Thursday morning’s picket outside the school, over safety concerns, has since prompted the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) into action. Department spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond, says inspections led to the[…]
by Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has denied rumours that it is phasing maths and science out of schools in the province. It follows reports that thousands of students have dropped science subjects, as well as opted for Mathematics Literacy as opposed to ‘Pure’ Maths. Education experts[…]
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