With gender inequality still an ongoing issue within universities. On Tuesday her Royal Highness, met with students and academics to discuss the challenges female students are still facing today in terms of access to higher education. Emphasising the importance of gender equality in education.
The duchess took part in a round-table discussion with the Association of Commonwealth (ACU).
As a patron of the ACU, during her engagement with academics and students, Meghan explained how ensuring women receive equal education can benefit society.
The duchess also took time to announce three new Gender Grants, with the recipients being the University of Johannesburg, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape.
The grants aim to help with funding initiatives at the universities which promote gender equality in education and support female members of staff.
Ensuring compatibility of higher education qualifications in the 4IR era
In an era where the standard between basic education systems and higher education and training systems are worlds apart. With 30% being good enough to get you a National Senior Certificate, while standards at a tertiary level requires 80%.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, introduces technological advances which are bound to have an impact on every institution within the country.
At the University South Africa’s recent national higher education conference session titled Imagining the exponential and entrepreneurial university of the 21st century, 4IR was at the center of discussions with Prof Bavesh Kana asking “We have all this technological advancement but we still have a lot of human suffering.”
“Is the technology where it needs to be?” he asked.
Taking that the unemployment rate is at its highest reaching an all time high of 58.20 percent in the third quarter of 2019. With a lot of graduates still unemployed.
With the 4IR and looking at our current education system one can not help but ask, How can graduates use their acquired qualifications to ensure that they compatible with the technological revolution?
With those already in school and those about to enter tertiary, what is done to ensure that the cycle of unemployment is broken, is the curriculum altered to accommodate the 4IR and are higher education institutions offering courses which are still of value enough to ensure security for graduates and lastly how are we preparing our institutions’ curriculum to be able to compete at a global scale.
SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun
The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).
Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”
Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf
From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.