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As the recipients of the biggest slice of this year's budget, the Department of Education must ensure that it strategically allocates the funds and manages them properly to achieve positive outcomes. Read More...

 

Historic Durban school‚ Inanda Seminary‚ has teamed up with the Zenex Foundation to launch a pilot teacher-interns project in eight rural primary schools. Launched at Inanda Seminary on Tuesday‚ the programme will see 12 teacher-interns studying towards Bachelor of Education degrees through the University of South Africa placed at eight primary schools in Ndwedwe‚ north of Durban. Read More...

 

  

“While the overall improvement in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric pass rate, including the overall increase in mathematics and physical science pass rates announced yesterday evening, are a welcome step in the right direction, the intense focus on matric results does little to address the long-term challenges facing education in South Africa.” Read more...

A conversation with Dr Fatima Adam, Senior Manager: Communications and Research at the Zenex Foundation on the on the value of the National Senior Certificate. Listen here... (Podcast)

“Our research has shown that we need to address a number of challenges in the way mathematics and science is taught in order to make a tangible difference in the outcomes for learners,” said Thandi Orleyn, Chair of the Zenex Foundation. Read more...

“...We believe the project has the potential to make a significant positive contribution to one of South Africa’s most dire challenges – increasing both participation rates and the number quality passes of disadvantaged Black learners in the important subjects and careers requiring Mathematics and Science at university,” said Thandi Orleyn, chair of the Zenex Foundation. Read more...

“Students like these being inspired to engage with their subjects and think critically about their work is what our country needs”  Read more...

“Schools controlled by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) are best understood in terms of what they are, namely crèches or daycare facilities, rather than in relation to what they are not – education institutions” Read more...

“Most primary school teachers’ knowledge of English vocabulary is equivalent to that of a grade three pupil” Read more...

“At the moment in South Africa about 60% of children cannot read at even a basic level at the end of Grade 4” Read more...

“Our goal is for the improving quality of education of education at collaboration schools to be so evident, that demand for public school places is spread more evenly across a growing number of excellent quality school” Read more...

“There is a link between language competency and mathematics performance in South Africa” Read more...

“District and provincial officials should work constantly with teachers as they develop their craft. In countries with most successful education systems, teachers are the leaders in change” Read more...

"The generalised nature of the female advantage in school marks contradicts the popular stereotypes that females excel in language whereas males excel in mathematics and science" Read more...

“The 2013 matric class of Vuleka SSB High School achieved a total of 55 distinctions – the best matric results in the Matric Centre’s 14-year history” Read more...

“Several international studies and the Annual National Assessment (ANA) results indicate that the problem with mathematics has its roots in primary school, where many learners fail to gain basic mathematical skills. The 2013 ANA results saw only 39% of grade six learners and 2% of grade nine learners scoring more than 50% in mathematics” Read more...