Connect with us

Universities

NMU protests called off

Protests that shut down Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday have been called off.

Published

on

PHOTO: Zizonke May (HeraldLIVE)

Protests which led to the shutdown of Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday have been called off. This comes after student leaders and the university’s management reach an agreement.

University spokesperson Zandile Mbabela released a statement confirming that an agreement was reached following a meeting with management. A “Clearing House” has been set up to deal with individual students’ issues. The parties agreed that:

  • Academically deserving masters and doctoral students who qualified for financial concessions for their undergraduate studies will be cleared for registration.
  • The mars required to qualify for postgraduate funding has been adjusted.
  • Appeals by students who had “unfavourable outcomes relating to the loss of NSFAS funding” will be reviewed.

For students who have registered through government online university application system ( CACH) who have not yet received any feedback regarding their application can request intervention from the Clearing House.

Don't miss out!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Universities

Ensuring compatibility of higher education qualifications in the 4IR era

Published

on

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.

Don't miss out!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading

Universities

SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

Published

on

By

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”

Don't miss out!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading

Universities

Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

Published

on

MR and MRS City Waldorf Pageant IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

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.

IN PICTURES

Don't miss out!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Invalid email address
Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue Reading

Trending