14-Jan-2019 to 18:10

eSwatini rolls out competency based Grade 1 curriculum

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — As schools reopen on Tuesday, first year pupils in eSwatini will be introduced to a completely new curriculum.

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09-Jan-2019 to 14:50

Guinea-Bissau: Teachers’ strike ends

APA-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) by Nouah Mancaly — The four-month strike of teachers in Guinea-Bissau ended on Wednesday, following an agreement signed the same day in Bissau with the Minister of National Education, Camilo Simoes Pereira.

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07-Jan-2019 to 17:20

Mauritania: Striking private schools decry 'high' taxes

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — Privately-owned schools in Mauritania began a strike on Monday to protest what they called high taxes levied on them by the Economy and Finance ministry, APA can reports in the first day of the resumption of the second semester year.

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07-Jan-2019 to 10:26

More pressure on Zimbabwe gov’t as teachers threaten to strike

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Teachers at Zimbabwe’s public schools have threatened to go on strike when the 2019 school calendar commences on Tuesday unless the government gives in to their demands for salaries to be pegged in United States dollars.

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04-Jan-2019 to 18:46

S/Africa: Class of 2018 scores 78.2 percent pass rate

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s 2018 high school class, which sat for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, has bagged a commendable 78.2 percent pass rate, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced at the Vodacom World in Midrand (Johannesburg).

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03-Jan-2019 to 10:27

S/African students present memorandum to presidency to release activists

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African student activists are demanding a blanket amnesty for their colleagues convicted of crimes arising from violent #FeesMustFall protests in 2017, a senior official in the presidency has said.

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03-Jan-2019 to 10:07

S/Africa releases 2018 private school results, 98.9% pass rate

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some 98.92 percent of South Africa’s high school students attending private run facilities have passed their 2018 final examinations, earning them national senior certificates for their efforts, the examining board announced on Thursday.

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