NATIONAL NEWS

'Govt remains determined to resolve barriers to access higher education' - Source:Eyewitness News

Cabinet says the public should inform themselves about the implications of the Heher Commission's report on the feasibility of free tertiary education while it is under consideration by government.Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says President Jacob Zuma will make a pronouncement on the report after it has been
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SASCO NMU threatens to stop ANC support if free education isn't realised in 2018 - Source:RNEWS

Reacting to the release of the Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa on Monday by President Jacob Zuma, the South African Students Congress (SASCO) at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) threatened to stop supporting the African National Congress (ANC) if free higher
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TUT students impress with "Fashion Time" showcase - Source:IOL News

The Tshwane University of Technology Department of Fashion Design held its annual fashion show, titled "Fashion Times", on Wednesday at the trendy 012 Central in the city's CBD . It was quite an affair as close to 40 students showcased their glamourous and colourful collections.Dineo sefalafala impressed with her winter white
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UCT students feel exam security measures like 'a prison' - Source:Eyewitness News

Some University of Cape Town (UCT) students feel like they're entering a prison when arriving for their exams.UCT management has gone to desperate measures to ensure that exams are written without any incidents.The university spent R24 million in recent months on beefing up security.One student who spoke to Eyewitness News
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UKZN produces its first black female neurosurgeon - Source:The Citizen

The discipline of Neurology in the School of Clinical Medicine at University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) has announced that Dr Nomusa Shezi is the first black African woman to graduate in this field from the institution.Shezi, 32, completed her undergraduate studies at UKZN in 2008. She is currently a medical officer based at the Inkosi
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Walter Sisulu University loses the right to offer law degrees - Source:BusinessLIVE

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has lost its right to offer the LLB law degree.In a statement on Wednesday' the Council of Higher Education announced the withdrawal of WSU's accreditation for the course. This follows a decision made by council's national standards and review directorate in April when it red-flagged the
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RSA UNIVERSITY GENERATED NEWS

Bringing Indigenous Foods to the Fore - Source:UNIZULU

The Department of Consumer Science at the University of Zululand recently held a first of its kind workshop on Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Post-Harvest Processing of Amaranthus (imbuya).Also attended by community members as well as students, the highlight of the event was the creation of a shelf stable, nutritious,
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CHE lifts notice of withdrawal of UFS LLB degree's accreditation status - Source:UFS

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) has lifted the notice of withdrawal of the accreditation status of the University of the Free State's (UFS) LLB degree. The degree is conditionally accredited with a progress report required in October 2018.The Faculty of Law received this response to its Improvement Plan for the LLB degree
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DUT department recognises top students - Source:DUT

Academic excellence was honoured at the Durban University of Technology's Information Technology (IT) department during their their annual student awards ceremony held on Monday (13 November 2017) at the Ritson Campus.These awards are part of the various initiatives by the department to encourage and motivate students to excel
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Faculty of Law responds to CHE report - Source:UCT

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Faculty of Law has expressed its surprise and concern about the interim feedback from the National Review of its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme that was undertaken by the Council for Higher Education (CHE).The review process marks the first-ever accreditation process of law degrees in South
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Former Rhodes journalism student aims to address your needs - Source:RHODES

Former Rhodes journalism student Lyndsey Duff aims to address your mapping needs by dividing the world up into 3 metre by 3 metre boxes - each box having three unique words in 14 languages with isiXhosa, isiZulu and Afrikaans to follow shortly.Duff was at the Africa Com conference in Cape Town to present her ideas and was rewarded
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From job insecurity to job satisfaction - an NWU Optentia and NRF collaboration - Source:NWU

A collaboration between the Optentia research focus area and the National Research Foundation (NRF) will see four international experts come together to discuss the implications of job insecurity for organisations, institutions of higher learning and future research prospects.On 1 December 2017 a workshop entitled "From Job
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L'oreal-UNESCO Regional Award for Two Faculty of Applied Sciences Students - Source:DUT

Two post-graduate students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences have been awarded the emerging researchers L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa regional fellowship.Dr Charlette Tiloke and Miss Lethiwe Mthembu were recently named as one of the young and emerging researchers for the 2017 edition of the
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LGBTI+Q people should be loved, not discriminated - Source:UNIVEN

The University of Venda (Univen)'s Community Engagement Directorate hosted the 2nd annual Lesbian, Gay, Bi-s**ual, Transgender, Inters** and Questioning or Queer (LGBTIQ) Symposium. The Symposium was attended by Univen staff members, students and the local community leaders, traditional leaders, traditional healers and
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New Stellenbosch University Dean ready for challenges - Source:SUN

Broadening student access and success, enhancing research excellence, accelerating transformation of the staff body and ensuring relevance of the curriculum.These are the four core elements Prof Ingrid Woolard, newly appointed dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), has identified as
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No challenge too big for hearing impaired student - Source:SUN

Jody Lee Bell (24) has a lot on her plate: She's a full-time masters' student in the Haematology Division of Stellenbosch University's (SU) Faculty of Medicine Health Sciences, works part-time at Tygerberg Hospital's biobank and made time to enter Miss Deaf SA 2017, where she was named second princess.Even more
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Research Output: Tool to Drive Social Justice Project - Source:WSU

The fight to lay an appropriate platform to realise the social justice project through the academic development of students and staff was the underpinning theme during the first day of the 2017 Learning and Teaching Symposium held in East London from 14-15 November.Under the aptly titled theme "Sharing Learning and Teaching
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Teaching and Learning Day held at Faculty of Education - Source:UP

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria recently held a Teaching and Learning Day in the Postgraduate Research Commons on the Groenkloof Campus. The event focused on methodologies in teaching and learning.Staff had the opportunity to share their teaching and learning experiences. Deputy Dean Prof Salomé Human-Vogel
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TuksLaw Jurisprudence lecturer selected as Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity - Source:UP

TuksLaw Jurisprudence lecturer and critical race scholar, Mr Joel Modiri, has been selected as a member of the first group of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a programme that seeks to overcome racism and white supremacy in the United States and South Africa.As one of 29 inaugural Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, Modiri will
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UJ Study reveals Caregivers of child support beneficiaries are at risk for depression - Source:UJ

In South Africa, the Child Support Grant (CSG), a cash transfer for poor children, reaches a third of children under eight years. It is one of the country's most successful poverty reduction programmes with positive benefits for children, but by itself it cannot address all the socioeconomic and developmental needs of children
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UJ honours outstanding teaching and research excellence with 2017 VC Awards - Source:UJ

Excellence is at the core of the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) legacy, with exemplary contributions from research, teaching and learning. UJ transforms society and individuals through the commitment of its academics and professional support staff.The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Awards recognise the individuals who
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UNIVEN Vice-Chancellor a recipient of RUFORUM IMPRESSA Award for 2017 - Source:UNIVEN

At a recent Award ceremony hosted by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture held at the Lilongwe International Conference Centre in Malawi, the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda Prof. Peter Mbati was honoured with the First Runner up RUFORUM IMPRESSA Award. Mbati was recognized
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Young NWU academic features on SA's Power of 40 list - Source:NWU

Dr Jabulile Makhalima turns heads. Be it as a confident young woman walking down the street, as a lecturer in front of a class or as an expert in developmental economics.At just 31, Jubilile - a lecturer in international trade at the North-West University's (NWU's) campus in Vanderbijlpark - is blazing a trail of
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REGIONAL NEWS

EGYPT- AUC signs MoU to launch Luqman Weise Capital's Masters Scholarship for Financial Technology - Source:Daily News

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with financial investment company Luqman Weise Capital in order to launch the Luqman Weise Capital Master's Scholarship for Financial Technology at AUC. The scholarship aims to support distinguished Egyptian students who would like to
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GHANA- Private Higher Education Institutions Seek Access To GET - Source:News Ghana

Apostle Dr Daniel Okyere Walker, the Rector, Pentecost University College (PUC), has called on the Government to help private higher education institutions to access the Ghana Education Trust (GET) Fund and other educational benefits.He said though the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme was commendable, it
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KENYA- Kenyatta University exams rescheduled due to dons' strike - Source:Daily Nation

Kenyatta University has rescheduled end of semester examinations that were set to start on Monday due to the ongoing strike by lecturers.Acting Vice-Chancellor Paul Wainaina said the university is in talks with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders over the issue."The university management calls upon all students to
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KENYA- Uasu Vows Court Action After Matiangi Directive on Employment - Source:Capital FM

The University Academic staff Union (UASU) says the directive by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi that the management of all public universities should cease hiring staff on permanent and pensionable basis is ill advised and it will move to court should it become policy.The union's Secretary General Constantine Wasonga
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NIGERIA- OAU post-graduate students accuse management of persistent victimisation - Source:Daily Post

The mass of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Post Graduate students have accused the University management and the PG College of unabated victimisation and hostile treatment.According to the students, the agitation against the exploitative tendencies of the university management, in which students were being charged after the
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NIGERIA- SSANU decries proliferation of universities - Source:today.ng

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has decried the proliferation of universities across the country.The association at its just concluded 32nd National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, lamented that the same people that ran down public universities
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ZAMBIA- COBUSU Demands Action In Auditor General's Report Plunder - Source:Zambia Reports

The student's leadership from the Copperbelt University COBUSU is deeply saddened with exacerbating misapplication of public funds which are solely meant to support poor Zambians wallowing in abject poverty. The recent published Auditor General's report speaks volume to ordinary Zambians of what is taking place in these
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

BANGLADESH- Nahid blames public universities - Source:thedailystar.net

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday told parliament that the authorities of public universities were not interested in holding election to student unions.The government insists on holding the elections, but it cannot force the university authorities because these institutions are totally autonomous and operate
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BELGIUM- Commission makes a pitch for greater EU cooperation on education - Source:Science|Business

The Commission has laid out a buffet of reform options for education in Europe by 2025, with proposals to create European university networks and EU scholarships, and to remove obstacles to EU-wide recognition of higher education diplomas and lifelong learning certificates.The proposals will now go before the 28 EU heads of state,
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CHINA- Chinese universities improve performance in 7th Annual Global University Employability Ranking - Source:Global Times

Times Higher Education (THE) on Thursday published the seventh annual Global University Employability Ranking, revealing a strong performance by institutions from Chinese universities. In total, China has improved its performance this year with 15 institutions in the ranking, one more compared to last year, in which Hong Kong
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IRELAND- Supporting Trans Staff in Ireland's Universities - Source:The University Times

Gender equality in higher education has recently come under scrutiny, with the introduction of the new gender equality taskforce. While this initiative will look into the employment and promotion practices of higher education institutions regarding women in high-ranking positions, it is unclear whether or not it will look into
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JAMAICA- 250 Students Graduate From Caribbean Maritime University - Source:Jamaica Gleaner

The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution's formal upgrading in September.Approximately 250 students were conferred with master's and bachelor's degrees and diplomas during the graduation ceremony at the Jamaica
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PAKISTAN- Unrecognized colleges, universities: HEC chairman to give in-camera briefing to Senate panel - Source:Business Recorder

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed on Wednesday said that he would give an in-camera briefing to Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training about unrecognized/illegal colleges set up across the country. A meeting of the committee was held here in the Parliament House in the
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA- Minister hails tertiary identification program - Source:looppng.com

The tertiary talent identification program, currently undertaken by the PNG High Performance Centre, has been given full backing by the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.Minister Pila Niningi, when questioned by TVWAN Sports, said he was fully happy with the concept and will soon visit the high
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SCOTLAND- Scotland's universities 'to fall down league tables' unless criteria changed to include number of poor students - Source:The Telegraph

Scotland's universities face falling down prestigious international league tables unless efforts are "redoubled" to convince the organisations that compile them to take account of the SNP's drive to admit more poor children, an official report has warned.Peter Scott, the Scottish Government's Commissioner for Fair
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TAIWAN- Four Taiwanese universities ranked in students' employability: survey - Source:Focus Taiwan

Taiwan had four universities included in the 2017 Global University Employability Ranking, which assesses how well universities prepare students for the workplace, with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) leading the pack, ranking 65th place among a total of 150 academic institutions worldwide, according to
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UK- NUS to investigate s**ual harassment at universities - Source:TheGurdian

S**ual harassment in universities is to be investigated by the National Union of Students, which is conducting the UK's first survey of staff s**ual misconduct in higher education.Students will be asked whether they have experienced or witnessed s**ual misconduct by staff and about their experience of reporting this behaviour
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