Category Archive for "Educational News"

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Without the youth, there can be no advance


Our people are not fighting for ideas but tangible things to make their lives better”- Cabral. Was it W.E.B Du Bois who said “ Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that…

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Six things finance graduates need to know


Recently, LinkedIn conducted an analysis of the most promising finance careers of 2017. With high salaries and excellent career prospects, a job in finance has always been attractive to graduates. Now, as technology infiltrates finance, entirely new roles are being…

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Solutions for education providers and learners


The 2017 students in their final year of school are more than half way there. Each of them will be anxious about their upcoming exams, but also seriously pondering their futures. In South Africa the Presidential Commission report on the…

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Short courses can improve career prospects


Short course qualifications that are recent, relevant and specific can be far better indicators of a person’s current skills than a qualification achieved years ago. Needing from 8 to 120 hours of commitment, they enable someone to kick-start his or…

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M-education can speed up learning, participation


With many students using their mobile phones to access information, rather than laptop or tablet, South African higher education institutions – whether public or private – are encouraged to support the integration of mobile devices and apps in formal and…

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Financial sector staff slow to pay student loans


An estimated 17,000 employees at one financial services firm owe the National Students Financial Aids Scheme (NSFAS) more than R500m. On Tuesday, 1 August, the NSFAS said it had been struggling to retrieve student loans from many private sector employees…

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Inaugural Digital Academy Awards Ceremony announces nominees


The inaugural BlueMagnet Digital Academy Awards Ceremony has announced the nominees who have excelled across various digital marketing programmes. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in Sandton. Gillian Meier, CEO and founder of BlueMagnet comments,…

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Further education advances career possibilities


With intimidating competition and an ever-evolving economy, it is important to refresh and update skills and knowledge to progress in one’s career, which is often achieved through adding tertiary qualifications. While it may seem daunting to study part-time and climb…


Nzimande picks team to drive change at varsities


Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has established a 10-member committee to fast-track transformation in the tertiary sector. Nzimande’s department has been looking to accelerate transformation in universities, including setting clear targets and indicators. The demographics of the professoriate…


FET needs to create employable graduates


Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country’s economy. The fourth Industrial Revolution, or the era of disruptive technology, requires complex problem solving,…