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South Africa’s apartheid schools

Francois Cleophas South Africa’s history of segregation has left its footprints in many places. Take the case of semi-rural Franschoek in the country’s Western Cape...

Nigerian university graduates find it tough in job market

Daily Trust Minister of State for Education Professor Anthony Anwuka last week proposed a one-year post-graduation training to be offered in some specialized institutions in...

Mother bought fake permit to get her child into school

Bernard Chiguvare     Zimbabwean families caught between the departments of Home Affairs and Education are resorting to buying fake documents in order to register their...

New school already crammed beyond capacity

Vincent Lali     Last week angry parents refused to vacate a school in Khayelitsha, demanding their children be admitted. “They crammed their kids into classrooms...

South Sudan’s former child soldiers find it hard to get back to school

Merethe Skårås More than 200 child soldiers have been freed from armed groups in South Sudan. The 112 boys and 95 girls, all under the age of...

Quality education starts with schools that work

Norman Mbazima What would it take to re-imagine South Africa’s education system? It starts with the basics: we must find a way to give each...

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael Munene Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

Jobless matriculants hired to ‘improve’ education in rural schools

Prega Govender A total of 760 unemployed matriculants will be employed as education assistants in a bid to improve the literacy, numeracy and reading skills...

No proof of birth, no education

Bongekile Macupe Sonia Sigauke was only 10 years old when she dropped out of school in Mozambique. After seven years at home, aged 17, Sigauke came...

School did not prepare us for the future

Matthew Botsime I started formal schooling in 1994 and matriculated in 2005. During my schooling career we were taught and told that if we worked hard,...

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