Jakarta, Indonesia – Large demonstrations in Indonesia’s West Papua region have turned violent as thousands of protesters angered by alleged police abuse against ethnic Papuan students, burned public facilities and blocked roads. In West Papua province’s capital of Manokwari, protesters burned the regional parliamentary building and local stores, according to police[…]
Two Cape Town hifth students will head to Morocco in the month of Ramadan after successfully competing in a national Quran competition. 17-year-old Amina Hendricks from Cape Town is one of the nine students who participated in the Quranic recitation content hosted by the King Mohammed 6th Foundation. Along with[…]
Cosas is calling for Fee Must Fall activists to be released. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says the looming shutdown by learners on Monday will negatively affect schooling. This is as learners plan to march to Luthuli House in Johannesburg to deliver a memorandum to African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa. Among[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT), one of the continent’s most prestigious universities, is one step closer to implementing a boycott against Israel. Last week, UCT’s Senate voted in favour of a proposal for the tertiary institution to not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in[…]
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) is planning a massive awareness drive around visa requirements for teaching English in China as South African Sasha Redman goes into her second month in detention over an alleged immigration violation. “If you’re going to teach in China, you need a work[…]
Tens of thousands of students joined a growing protest movement across Algeria after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced plans to run for a fifth term earlier this month, Reuters news agency reported, citing witnesses. Rallies in and around the capital and other cities have been ongoing for the past five[…]
The University of Witwatersrand has warned that it could collapse if it were to meet the accommodation and historical debt demands made by protesting students. “The protesting students have made two main demands: they would like all returning students to be given accommodation or funding for accommodation, and they would[…]
The integration of full-time hifz students back into the secular education system has always been a concern for parents and teachers, but now with a new academic programme, things could be easier for students. On Wednesday, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) launched a historic Haafith Academic Support programme, in collaboration[…]
For many students new textbooks are excessively expensive, while second-hand books can be hard to find. University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tamir Shklaz is making the process easier and more convenient with his digital platform Quillo, which connects buyers and sellers of second-hand university textbooks. When Shklaz got to[…]
The Department of Basic Education is implementing a new system that will do away with supplementary exams and replace them with a second national exam, giving students an opportunity to better their results. The new system will save the department money and give pupils more time to prepare for exams.[…]
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