WC EDUCATION FOCUSED ON QUALITY MATRIC PASSES

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says that it remains focused on quality matric passes. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will on Thursday announce the national senior certificate (NSC) results for the country. In 2016, just over 72% of matric pupils passed their national senior certificate exams. The Western Cape […]

Education Under The Tax Bill, For-Profit Colleges And More Women In Med School

Before you head out to celebrate the holidays and welcome the new year, here is our last weekly roundup of 2017. Education under the new tax bill Graduate students can breathe easier after learning that tuition waivers will remain tax-free, according to the final version of the House-Senate tax bill that passed […]

Alice in Dataland – an original story for Education Guardian by Michael Rosen

Alice in Dataland pursued by the ‘Fonix’. Illustration: Steve Fricker An exciting discovery at Christ Church, Oxford University, has revealed hitherto unseen pages from what appears to be a draft for a third Alice novel following Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Underneath the floorboards in the […]

300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

A representational image. Nearly 300 students were taken ill in Shamli after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school . Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Lucknow: Around 300 students were taken ill on Tuesday after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school in Shamli district, […]

Varthana raises $3 million from Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based school finance company Varthana has raised $3 million in funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program (STP). The programme is aimed at improving the quality of learning in private schools by extending credit facilities. Through the STP initiative, Varthana provides debt financing, […]