One of the goals stated in the National Development Plan (NDP) is for 90% of grades 3, 6 and 9 learners to achieve 50% or more in annual national assessments for literacy, mathematics and science by 2030. When asked whether they feel this goal is realistic, only 26% of South African graduate professionals said yes.
KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo registered his shock after a syndicate selling spots at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine was busted last week. Three people‚ who appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court on Monday‚ are alleged to have negotiated bribes and liaised with university staff to enrol prospective students in the
I know what you may be thinking: How can three words really change anyone’s life, including yours? I will tell you, however, that in my almost 30 years as a psychologist, and after sharing these three words with over 5,000 past and current counseling clients, no one has dismissed these three words! The vast majority
With the expectation that one in four young African students—or 66 million—will be enrolled in a private school by 2021, the potential for investment and impact in the sector has “rarely been greater,” a new report declares. The report, from the investment and advisory firm Caerus Capital, notes that the huge demographic shift in the
Is the quality and overall state of social and personality research “rotten to the core,” as has been debated by psychologists in recent years? The answer is no, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researchers who conducted two studies to examine how practices have changed, if at all. In one study, the UIC researchers
The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is poised to begin public consultation on a contentious set of regulations aimed at defining the scope of practice of psychologists. Nonclinical psychologists say the regulations are so narrowly defined, they stop them from providing legitimate services. To add to their woes, some medical schemes have interpreted the
The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, like many of the country’s urban areas, suffers from intense smog. The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale from 0 to 500 (with higher numbers indicating worse pollution), rates Nanjing’s air quality as 132 — a level considered unhealthy for the public, especially those with respiratory disease. The
If universities want to encourage better learning, a new study indicates they could do well to restructure their classroom timetables. Using a sample of first- and second-year college students at the University of Nevada-Reno in the US and Britain’s Open University, a group of researchers analyzed students’ cognitive performance throughout the day and found that