Student-centrism is about reorienting the university and emancipating it from itself and its dogmas – Luthando Jack

Student-centrism: Reorienting the university and emancipating it from itself and its dogmas – Luthando Jack The Student-centred Universities session of the 2nd Higher Education Conference culminated in a discussion during which Mr Luthando Jack, Dean of Students at Nelson Mandela University, was the first respondent. He believes that student centrism is about a partnership between students and the university.  For more, …

Multilingualism and equity are the essence of the New Language Policy Framework

Multilingualism and equity are the essence of the New Language Policy Framework The Language Policy Framework for Public Higher Education Institutions is premised on two fundamental strategies: South Africa’s Constitution of 1996 and the Education White Paper 3: Programme of Transformation of Higher education of 1997. For more, go to https://www.usaf.ac.za/multilingualism-and-equity-are-the-essence-of-the-new-language-policy-framework/

Linguistic diversity must be embraced for all to reach their full potential

Linguistic diversity must be embraced for all to reach their full potential All higher learning institutions must develop strategies, policies and implementation plans for promoting multilingualism. South Africa’s revised Language Policy Framework for Public Higher Education Institutions commits to the study and development of all official South African languages, especially those which were historically marginalised including the Khoi, Nama and …

Nzimande hails schemes that support students to obtain digital devices and data

Nzimande hails schemes that support students to obtain digital devices and data September, 26. 2021. Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has hailed the implementation of different schemes across the university and TVET system that support students to obtain digital devices and data to support learning and teaching. For more, go to https://bit.ly/3kJs4YW

SPU signs MOU with Universiti Teknologi MARA

September, 14. 2021. Sol Plaatje University’s (SPU) School of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia which will pave the way for the promotion and collaboration on international academic and research matters, specifically in the field of Accounting. For more, go to https://bit.ly/3hFBCCr

Top marks for UJ, North-West University remote learning

September, 15. 2021. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and North-West University have both notched up a high ranking when it comes to local universities’ efforts to enable remote learning. For more, go to https://www.itweb.co.za/content/kLgB1Me823Q759N4