NATIONAL NEWS

"Beginner teachers underprepared for the shock reality of the classroom" - Source:IOL

Beginner teachers enter the system underprepared to deal with the emotionally taxing and shock reality of the classroom.This leaves many of them with high levels of stress during their first year of teaching, with some reporting that they can't wait to get home and cry.This is according to a study by two North-West University...
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Cape Peninsula University launch space company - Source:eNews Channel Africa

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has launched its own space company, Amaya Space.It is hoping the company will become the first fully representative South African space enterprise.It will also soon be launching its very own nano satellite.eNCA spoke to Dr Revel Iyer, Director of CPUT's Technology Transfer Office...
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IRP 2018 suffers from major failings, nuclear analyst claims - Source:Engineering News

South Africa's draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 contained serious flaws, which significantly undermined confidence in its recommendations. So affirmed University of the Witwatersrand honorary research fellow and South African Network for Nuclear Education, Science and Technology national coordinator Dr Anthonie...
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Never before seen student inventions at UKZN Open Day - Source:East Coast Radio

The university's final year students were tasked with bringing to life research designs that will be tested in line with the requirements for their qualifications.Dean of the Engineering Department, Professor Glen Bright says the inventions had to impact the community in some way."The devices have to be tested and need to...
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Progressive Youth Alliance beats EFF in SRC poll at Wits - Source:TimesLIVE

The Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) has emerged victorious in the 2018/2019 Student Representative Council (SRC) elections at Wits University.The group is taking over the reins from the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC). According to results posted on the Wits Twitter stream' only one of the 13 contested seats...
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South African ICT students head off to China under learning programme - Source:Engineering News

Another ten information and communication technology (ICT) university students from various institutions have headed to Huawei, in China, on a study trip aimed at building up an ICT talent ecosystem.The yearly study opportunity in China, under the Seeds for the Future programme - a joint Huawei South Africa and Department of...
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UP students' march shines light on depression, suicides - Source:The Citizen

Students want more help for those finding themselves in 'a dark space', which has led to 23 students attempting suicide this year alone.While students are preparing for final exams, the University of Pretoria has seemingly been plagued by depression and anxiety issues, which has led to 23 students attempting suicide this...
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Umdloti says no to private university - Source:North Coast Courier

Up to 10 000 students might be flocking into Umdloti to the university planned for the quiet beach village with roughly 3000 residents.The ADvTech Group, owners of Crawford schools and Varsity College, wants to develop a private university as part of Tongaat Hulett Developments' (THD) Sibaya precinct.While their preferred...
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WSU now offers accounting course - Source:DispatchLIVE

Walter Sisulu University may not have accreditation to offer a LLB law degree and bachelor of science degree in Prosthetic and Orthotics, but the Eastern Cape-based university can now offer BCompt accounting science to prospective chartered accountants.The university celebrated the accreditation by the South African Institute of...
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RSA UNIVERSITY GENERATED NEWS

Career counselling- take a child to work - Source:NWU

An 18-year old student enters the university gate with nothing but a brown envelope and hope.Would she be accepted as a late applicant? She does not know if her dreams of studying graphic design would be thwarted; since applications and selection was already completed the previous year.This scenario illustrates a common problem that...
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DUT to Host the 25th SAAIR Conference - Source:DUT

Prominent international academics will participate in the 25th Southern African Association for the Institutional Research (SAAIR) Conference, which is scheduled for Monday, 12 to Thursday 15 November 2018 at Durban University of Technology's (DUT's), Hotel School, Conference Centre and Elangeni Hotel in Durban.This...
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Home-grown mentors guide young rugby stars - Source:UCT

Business science student Jono Field's tutoring and mentoring company has partnered with the UCT Rugby Football Club (UCT RFC) to provide academic and mentoring support to its players, who juggle onerous and competing demands.UCT's Ikey Tiger stars are recruited from around the country, and include home-grown talent from...
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IT Students Given Awards For Their Outstanding Achievements - Source:DUT

Academic excellence was honoured at the Durban University of Technology's Information Technology (IT) department during its Annual Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, (17 October 2018) at the Mansfield Hall at the Ritson Campus.These awards form part of the various initiatives by the IT department to encourage and motivate...
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Kevin Henry inspires dental assisting students - Source:CUT

On 16 October 2018, Mr Kevin Henry, an expert in Dental Assisting and Co-Founder of IgniteDA came all the way from Colorado in the United States of America to encourage, motivate and empower CUT Dental assisting students.Considered one of the top cheerleaders for dental assistants, Mr Kevin Henry has a passion for making sure dental...
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Language and (de)colonisation in focus - Source:NMU

Language and (de)colonisation in Africa was recently discussed at a two-day workshop, which Nelson Mandela University hosted in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale) in Germany.Applied Language Studies' Dr Mariana Kriel was the organiser together with Jacqueline Knörr of the...
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NUIST and CUT declare to form strong cooperation - Source:CUT

China is one of the most influential and established countries in the world and an important and beneficial partner to CUT and the country. In 2016, the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) was selected as one of the 12 universities amongst the 60 BRICS's universities to form part of the international network. The...
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Philanthropic students-business partnership celebrated - Source:UWC

Collaborating with the private sector and producing graduates who are socially responsive have always been among UWC's main goals. So when students join forces with business to drive philanthropic initiatives, that calls for celebration.This week the University hosted a donor recognition lunch to salute Argon Asset Management....
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Students win with 'peaceful' atoms - Source:NWU

Veronica Gouws, Koketso Kgorinyane and Naomi Mokhine will soon be jetting off to Russia.These three master's students at the North-West University's (NWU's) campus in Mahikeng recently won a youth video competition.More than 30 students from Sub-Saharan Africa took part in the contest, ran by Rosatom* in cooperation...
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The Entrepreneurial Wayz director a Global Goodwill Ambassador - Source:WITS

The director of a unit in Wits Enterprise has been named as one of just six Global Goodwill Ambassadors in South Africa.Chimene Chetty leads The Entrepreneurial Wayz (TEWZ) in Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd. TEWZ works to develop an entrepreneurial economy and contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.he Global...
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The time for lip-service on transformation is over-Mogoeng Mogoeng - Source:UNISA

The 2018 Es'kia Mphahlele Memorial Lecture, held in Polokwane on 28 September 2018, was no ordinary affair. Truth be told, it was arguably one of the best in the series of nine lectures held so far in honour of the celebrated writer, educationist, activist and the father of African Humanism, the late Professor Es'kia...
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UCT subject rankings success - Source:UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been rated in the top 100 in the world in three subjects - law, social sciences and education - in the 2019 Times Higher Education Rankings by subject.Law was ranked in 77th place globally, social sciences in 89th place, while education shares the 95th spot with Finland's University of...
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UJ recognised in 2019 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings - Source:UJ

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been recognised in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject which were released on Wednesday, 17 October 2018. This first set of rankings releases for 2019 comprises the subject rankings results for the following four subjects: Business & Economics,...
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UWC Associate Professor Zannie Bock receives sought after HELTASA nomination - Source:UWC

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) congratulates Professor Zannie Bock for being nominated for the HELTASA (Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa) National Teaching Excellence Commendation.Earlier this year Professor Bock was awarded the UWC Excellent Lecturer Award at the Academic...
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University of Pretoria achieves new world rankings in three subjects, Law faculty up 16 positions - Source:UP

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2019 have been released, and the University of Pretoria (UP) has achieved new rankings in three subjects: Education; Business and Economics; and Social Sciences. Additionally, UP's Law subject ranking improved by 16 positions, bringing UP's Law faculty into the...
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VC's seminar looks at critical issues in water conservation - Source:TUT

"The detection of leaks and bursts in water distribution systems represents a compelling and critical issue in water conservation world-wide." This is the view of international water expert, Prof Ezio Todini, who spoke at the Tshwane University of Technology's 25th VC's Research and Innovation Seminar. The theme of his...
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Vice-Chancellors of foremost UK and USA universities among recipients of SU honorary degrees - Source:SUN

Current and former vice-chancellors of three leading universities in the UK and the USA are among the latest group of recipients of honorary degrees from Stellenbosch University. The world's premier postcolonial literary theorist, the president of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), a world-renowned mathematical scientist,...
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W&R Seta awards millions in bursaries - Source:CPUT

The Wholesale & Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) has awarded bursaries to the tune of R42 million to CPUT students who excel academically.This year the SETA awarded 160 new bursaries to successful applicants in addition to more than 300 students who they have been funding since last year. This amounted to a...
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REGIONAL NEWS

BOTSWANA- Prof Totolo unlocks science, innovation - Source:The Patriot

When he talks about delivering a knowledge-based economy, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) Vice Chancellor Professor Otlogetswe Totolo lights up and almost turns hypnotic as he enters a trance of a man possessed.In clear unambiguous language tactfully crafted to avoid complex jargon he sets out to...
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GHANA- Public universities directed to remove staff aged above 65yrs from payroll - Source:Graphic Online

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has directed public universities to remove all staff aged above 65 years from the government payroll.According to a letter from the NCTE to all public universities, only academic staff aged between 60-65 years must be given post-retirement contracts effective October 31, 2018.The...
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KENYA- Rongo varsity student dies in another bizzare incident - Source:The Star

Migori police have launched investigations into the mysterious death of a Fourth Year student at Rongo University.Kelvin Ngui was a Tourism and Hospitality undergraduate student.He disappeared from the institution on September 9. His decomposing body was found near River Kuja - two kilometres from the main campus in Kitere, Rongo...
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MALAWI- Strike Paralyses University of Malawi, Students Worrie - Source:Nyasa Times

The sit-in by University of Malawi (Unima) support staff has left students stranded as some of the key facilities have been sealed and the students have expressed dismay that the development is going to negatively affect their studies.The bone of contention is the 10 percent salary increment and arrears. overnment approved the 10...
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NIGERIA- Our graduates are job creators - Tech-U VC - Source:Daily Trust

Professor Ayobami Salami is the pioneer Vice Chancellor of First Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U). He explains the significance of technical universities.What makes technical universities different from conventional ones?Today, conventional universities are producing graduates that look for jobs and cannot stand on their own....
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NIGERIA- Unpaid Workers' Salaries: Students shut Oyo secretariat - Source:Premium Times Nigeria

Students of Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions on Thursday shut down the state's secretariat in Ibadan over unpaid salaries and allowances of their teachers.Their schools have been on strike for three months.The students, acing under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), blocked roads linking the...
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TANZANIA- HESLB Vows to Pay Out All Loans in Second Phase - Source:The Citizen

The Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) has assured all loan beneficiaries that they will receive their allocations before universities open next month.At a press conference in Dar es salaam yesterday, HESLB executive director Abdul-Razaq Badru revealed that the board had already issued loans amounting to Sh88.36 billion...
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ZIMBABWE- ED to cap 1 719 at Bindura university - Source:The Chronicle

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa will today cap 1 719 graduates at Bindura University of Science Education's 17th graduation ceremony in Bindura.The university, which has produced 11 756 graduates to date, has five faculties, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science...
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

CHINA- Universities sticking to graduation standards - Source:Chinanews.com

More universities in China have started to strengthen academic requirements for students, with unqualified students facing delays in graduation or degree downgrades.Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province, had 18 students downgraded from a bachelor's degree to an associate degree, since they could...
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INDIA- Govt moots quarterly performance appraisal of top educational institutions - Source:LiveMint

Much like the corporate sector, India's top higher education institutions have been asked to furnish quarterly reports, listing their achievements and failings.The central government-funded institutions, including the elite Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and central universities, will be the first to comply with the...
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INDIA-Vice Chancellors of various universities raise question about their 'little or no role' - Source:The Siasat Daily

Govt. of India had appointed a number of high profile chancellors to central universities 4 months ago. They have raised questions about the 'little or no role' they have at universities. Most of them are quite worried because they have not been given the power to interfere in the work of the university. Worried over the...
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IRELAND- Higher Education Authority's review powers in spotlight - Source:Irish Examiner

A legal review of the Higher Education Authority's (HEA) powers to undertake investigations and reviews in third-level colleges has held up a report on spinout companies at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) that was due out a year ago.The issues behind the delay emerged as outgoing HEA chief executive Graham Love...
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MALAYSIA- Panel to review education policy - Source:The Star Online

The Education Ministry has formed a 13-member committee to review the national education policy.Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the National Education Policy Review Committee would carry out an in-depth review of the policy and also the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025), and the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2015-2025) (Higher...
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PAKISTAN- 56 Afghan students offered higher education scholarships in Pakistan - Source:Pakistan Today

Pakistan's envoy to Kabul on Thursday hosted lunch for 56 Afghan students who would soon be leaving for Pakistan to study Master's, MPhil and PhD degrees on full scholarships granted by the government of Pakistan.According to a press release issued by the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Ambassador Zahid Nasrullah Khan hosted...
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PAKISTAN- Ministry shortlists nine candidates for universities' VC posts - Source:The Nation

The ministry of federal education failed in maintaining balance and discouraging nepotism while short listing nine names for three public sector universities of the city, The Nation learned on Thursday.The University of Quaid-i-Azam (QAU), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and International Islamic University (IIU) are without an...
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SAUDI ARABIA- Taif University delegates forge links with American counterparts - Source:Arab News

Taif University aims to further its academic and administrative development plan through a combination of experience and successful international cooperation, including partnerships with a number of American universities, said Dr. Hossam bin Abdul Wahhab Zaman, the university's president.His comments came at the end of a visit...
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UK- Bristol University students face £100 noisy party fine - Source:BBC

Students at the University of Bristol who keep their neighbours awake with noise now face a £100 fine.City residents have complained of parties in shared houses affecting whole streets due to the volume.Under the university's scheme, each student in a property could be fined if wrongdoing was uncovered.Repeat offenders...
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UK- News Top universities paid more than £15m in settlement agreements last year - Source:People Management

The UK's top universities paid out more than £15m for hundreds of settlement agreements in the last academic year, People Management can reveal.12 constituents of the Russell Group which responded to freedom of information (FOI) requests with full data for 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 - the dates which university...
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USA- Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in the U.S. - Source:azcentral

Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, a recent national survey shows.One of the authors of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report said the increase was not surprising in...
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VIETNAM- Toyota grants VND690 million to excellent students - Source:Viet Nam News

Toyota Motors Việt Nam (TMV) yesterday granted scholarships worth VND690 million to 115 excellent students from 16 universities nationwide.In co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Training the 2018 scholarship was given to students studying automobile, technique, mechanics and environment.This year, TMV also granted...
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