Education

Nigeria’s Universities Are Performing Poorly. What Can Be Done About

Why are Nigeria’s universities in such a sorry state? Some would say it had to do with just one word: money. Sadly this is part of the reason. But not entirely.Nigeria’s universities have been under-funded for decades. Like a talented bu...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Major Shake-up for Law Degree Following Report

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, taught at the country’s universities, is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking.A report undertaken and released re...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Education in South Africa: Hits and Misses Over the Past 25 Years

State of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and socio-economic state, highlight progress made and signal new policy directions for national government...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

How Giving Young People Basic Financial Skills Helps Them Find Jobs

The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the eyes of employers. And they lack the basic skills that employers now need. The re...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Lack of Youth Services Undercuts the Gains of South Africa’s Child Grant

South Africa introduced a child support grant 21 years ago in 1998, four years after the advent of democracy. The grant has been a human rights milestone and a mark of progress in the full realisation of children’s rights. It is one of t...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

African Education System Not Aligned to Economic Needs - Ramaphosa

African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Associ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago