R1,235 billion – The amount allocated to the Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges Bursary Scheme in 2011/12. 122 911 students are being supported with bursaries and loans.
President Jacob Zuma wishes to congratulate all the matriculants who sat for their National Senior Certificates examinations in 2011 and has hailed the ascending pass rate as a step in the right direction. President Jacob Zuma would like to further give special acknowledgment to those who demonstrated outstanding performance in various subjects last year. A [...]
Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%. 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills. Education promotes gender equality by helping women control how many children they have. In Mali, women with secondary education or [...]
About Hands Up 4 Education “Hands Up 4 Education” is the Department of Basic Education’s campaign that seeks to mobilise and encourage all South Africans to put their hands up in support of education. Education is indeed a societal issue, one that is shared and supported by all South Africans. In raising our hands in [...]
Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, will on Friday, 22 July 2011 deliver a keynote address at the sixth World Congress of Education International at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) Education International is the global union federation of organisations that represents over 30 million teachers and other education workers, through 402 member organisations in 173 [...]
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. With government having declared 2011 as the year of job creation, the focus of this year’s Youth Month commemoration will be on youth empowerment and participation in the country’s socio- economic activities/priorities, job creation, health, fighting crime, rural development and education. Linked to that, [...]