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Making short films is a powerful way to learn job skills: 5 ways it prepares students for work

Making short films can change the way people learn. ASphotowed/iStock/Getty Plus     By Wendy Smidt, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Zayd Waghid, Cape Peninsula University of Technology   The world of work is changing all the time. Technology is driving innovation and productivity, leading to the creation of new industries and employment opportunities. This means people need new skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing economy. While […]

todayApril 2, 2024 1


Ghana’s free high school policy is getting more girls to complete secondary education – study

    By Victor Osei Kwadwo, United Nations University and Rose Vincent, Utrecht University   Education drives economic growth and individual well-being. Secondary education, in particular, plays a crucial role. In recent decades, this recognition has encouraged several African countries to make secondary education free. One example is Ghana’s Free Public Senior High School (FreeSHS) policy, initiated in 2017. The policy aimed to remove cost barriers to secondary education, including […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 1


Teen pregnancy, drugs blamed for high failure rate at Groot Aub

    The principal of Groot Aub Secondary School, Isak de Groot, has said he is disappointed in the high failure rate amongst Grade 11 learners in the 2023 examinations at the school. De Groot in a recent interview with Nampa said out of 45 learners in Grade 11 last year, only three qualified for the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) levels and only six learners qualified for tertiary education. “We are […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 11


Government promotes education for marginalized communities

Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare deputy director of marginalized communities, Rebekka Namwandi, has encouraged learners from marginalized communities to improve their academic performance through the Namibia College of Open Learning. According to the Namibia Press Agency, only three out of 51 learners in the ministry's program for marginalized communities qualified for tertiary education in the 2023 exams. The ministry provides financial and psychosocial support to learners […]

todayJanuary 17, 2024 8