Friday, April 16, 2021

Merrifield joy at 100% pass rate

Friday was one of joy for Merrifield College’s matric class of 2020 as they celebrated their 100% pass rate with a special function at...

Mzansi toasts the matric class of 2020

CEBELIHLE BHENGU Many have taken to social media to congratulate the class of 2020 after the national matric results were released. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga...

School no big deal for little ones

The school shoes may have been uncomfortable and not having the time to build Lego was quite an adjustment, but mummy’s yummy mini-burgers and...

‘Nobody will go to school’: Parents will burn tyres if children...

Tensions continue to rise in Parkside, with protesters threatening to burn tyres and shut down schools in the area if their children were not...

Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school due to...

IVAN PIJOOS Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school last year after the imposition of the March lockdown due to Covid-19 fears, Gauteng...

Umalusi gives green light for release of matric exam results

But 893 candidates in four provinces implicated in ‘group copying’ Exams quality assurer Umalusi has given the green light for the release of the 2020...

You must still pay school fees despite Covid-19 breaks, says Angie...

Parents who wonder if they can skip paying school fees in the context of Covid-enforced longer school breaks have been categorically given the answer:...

WSU apologises for incorrectly deregistering 127 students

Walter Sisulu University has said that it assumes full responsibility for erroneously deregistering 127 students during the 2020 academic year. The university said that a...

Parents threaten to shut down schools over enrollment controversy

Residents in Pefferville are threatening to “shut the gates” of local schools over what they allege is unfair exclusion of their children. Concerned parents, led...

Winner’s ways benefit children

PNA’s Back-to-School colouring-in competition WITH school holidays having been extended, a challenge for many parents and guardians remains how to keep young children happily occupied. Thankfully...

Educators positive about school readiness

Schools across in the province are welcoming educators back once again as staff return to their working environments as of Monday February 1 in...

‘Nothing left to steal at school — now the criminals have...

Vandalised facilities, a disintegrating structure and now blackened walls as a result of an alleged arson attack  — staff are at their wits’ end...

‘Loneliness and motivation key challenges for learners,’ survey finds

A study by the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) has found that two of the biggest challenges facing higher education students during the pandemic...

Education department’s U-turn on PPE

The Eastern Cape department of education (DoE) made a sudden about-face after announcing that, despite it's earlier statements, it will be funding procurement of...

School closures prompt fierce debate

The decision by the department of basic education (DBE) to delay the re-opening of schools until February 15 has been met with heavy debate...

Health and safety top priority, says basic education department

The department of basic education (DBE) has said that it is satisfied with the ongoing marking of the 2020 matric exams so far. All provinces...

Education department confirms two-week delay in reopening of schools

The basic education department on Friday confirmed that the reopening of schools has been postponed to February 15. “Given the pressure experienced by the health...

Covid command council urges delay to schools opening

Eastern Cape education unions say the national coronavirus command council's recommendation to postpone the reopening of schools to February 15 is the right move, though...

53% of adults want schools closed until Covid-19 situation improves –...

As the country intensifies its fight against Covid-19‚ a survey conducted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has revealed that the majority of people...

Schools could turn into Covid-19 ‘super-spreaders’, says teachers’ union

NONKULULEKO NJILO The reopening of schools later this month may lead to a spike in Covid-19 infections, a teachers' union said on Monday as it...

Grade 12 exam marking extended as marker dies‚ some withdraw due...

The department of basic education has extended the marking of grade 12 exam papers due to a shortage of markers after some withdrew or...

It’s sweet! Newlywed matric pupil on marriage after exam leak hitch

Matric pupil Eesa Omar said “I do” and is now on honeymoon‚ after almost not making it down the aisle. The 18-year-old's mid-December wedding and...

Plenty of fun at Adventure Mile and Market

The Booti Brothers and their lime green octopus mascot for being the overall winners. Hope Schools was delighted to host their inaugural Adventure Mile and...

Department under fire over matric rewrite

The department of basic education has taken drastic measures in response to the leak of two matric exam papers, declaring that the maths paper...

Leaked matric exam papers must not be rewritten, judge orders

The two leaked matric exam papers must not be rewritten, the Pretoria high court ruled on Friday. Judge Norman Davis has set aside the basic...

Quinton de Kock announced as Proteas Test captain

Quinton de Kock has fully replaced Faf du Plessis as South Africa’s captain in all forms of cricket after he was announced as Test...

‘Angie must rewrite!’: Mbuyiseni Ndlozi slams matric exams rewrite

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has weighed in on the basic education department's decision to make matric pupils rewrite two exams‚ saying it would likely...

Sadtu and Motshekga at daggers drawn over rewrite of leaked papers

The department of basic education says it will defend any attempt in court by the SA Democratic Teacher's Union (Sadtu) to halt the rewriting...

Matric rage parties were superspreader events: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday called on all those who attended matric rage parties across the country to immediately go into a 10-day...

Clarendon Primary pupils shine at tournaments

A number of Clarendon Primary School students performed well in a number of sporting events recently. Cara Knott took part in the recent Bloemfontein Open...

Motshekga estimates 10% ‘dropped out’ of school due to Covid-19

The basic education department estimates that at least 10% of SA pupils did not return to school after the hard Covid-19 lockdown. But minister Angie...

Matric maths and science papers to be rewritten

The matric mathematics paper 2 and physical sciences paper 2 are to be rewritten across SA. This is according to a statement from basic education...

Penny’s creative pet project

Children aged between 4 and 9 can submit multiple entries School holidays will soon be here along with the usual scramble for ideas to keep the...

Printing company employee arrested over matric maths paper leak

A man working for a company contracted to print examination papers has been arrested in connection with the leaking of the matric maths exam...

Action plan to assist crime prevention in schools

In order to promote crime prevention in South African schools, the Safer South Africa Foundation (SSAF) recently launched the Youth4SaferSouthAfrica initiative in seven provinces,...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

Penny’s project to help many

PNA Stationers EL’s back-to-school colouring-in competition is on Penny, the monkey mascot of PNA Stationers East London, has a project with which everyone can help...

New protocols for matric exams released by DBE

The department of basic education (DBE) released a circular outlining the revised protocols that schools must follow during the upcoming matric examinations. “The department, in...

Contralesa calls on taverns to quieten down for matric finals

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA (Contralesa) is tired of loud noise disturbing matrics trying to study and has called on tavern owners...

Five provinces report Covid-19 cases on the first day of matric...

Matrics in five provinces tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of their final exams. This is according to the basic education department‚ which...

Clarendon to host art auction

Clarendon High School for Girls will be hosting a special art auction from Wednesday October 21 to Wednesday November 4. The auction will be raising...

{WIN} Children aged 4 to 9 years old can help PNA...

“What a year it has been, wearing a mask and being unable to visit all my friends,” said PNA mascot Penny. “How can I make...

PnA EL helps child with dyslexia

ACTOR, Orlando Bloom concisely summed up what it is like to suffer from dyslexia when he said: “One of the greatest struggles for me was...

DBE launches free-to-air study programme to run for next 12 weeks

To help matric students prepare for the upcoming end-of-year exams, the department of basic education (DBE) recently launched their free-to-air television initiative, Woza Matrics. The...

NGO gets overseas funds to help schools

It’s not a secret that before the outbreak of Covid-19, most Eastern Cape schools were faced with dilapidated or a lack of proper infrastructure. Thankfully,...

Universities given deadline to complete 2020 academic year

YOLISWA SOBUWA Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March...

Department announces timetable for combined 2020 matric exams

The department of basic education (DBE) has finally announced the revised timetable for the end-of-year matric examinations. According to the department, the June and November...

Children go hungry as low attendance hampers school feeding programme

ERNEST MABUZA The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is ready to implement on a full scale but due to fears of Covid-19, parents are not...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

#CrimeStats | School bullying sees murders, hundreds of serious assaults

Nine murders and 19 attempted murders which were recorded by the police between April 2019 and March 2020 were as a result of bullying...