31-Dec-2020 to 08:25

Zimbabwe defers opening of 2021 school calendar amid COVID-19 surge

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has indefinitely deferred the reopening of the 2021 school calendar amid a spike in COVID-19 infections, a senior official has said.

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29-Dec-2020 to 08:22

Rwanda considers removing mandatory age to start school

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda's Education minister, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya on Monday unveiled new plans to explore option to remove mandatory school starting age.

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22-Dec-2020 to 13:05

S/Africa sets up 10th medical school

APA-Port Elizabeth (South Africa) — South Africa’s 10th medical college will commence classes under the umbrella of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth in March 2021, NMU vice-chancellor Sibongile Muthwa announced on Tuesday.

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21-Dec-2020 to 09:15

Rwanda closes 20 vocational schools over poor quality

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan Ministry of Education has closed twenty Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) schools for failure to give sufficient practical lessons. APA can report in Kigali on Monday.

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08-Dec-2020 to 18:06

Rwanda set to revise school year calendar for 2020/21 term

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — A few days after Rwandan officials announced the school calendar for the year 2020-2021 as the country is switching to reopen schools gradually with adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures, the ministry of Education indicated Tuesday that this would be revised following the uncertainties presented by the pandemic.

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26-Nov-2020 to 22:06

Rwanda teachers poised for pay rise

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan government has announced raising the salaries of primary and secondary school teachers by 10 percent, effective December 1st 2020.

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26-Nov-2020 to 14:14

S/Africa’s disrupted varsity calendar extended to March 2021

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s higher education authorities “are working tirelessly to salvage what is left of the academic year” following the coronavirus pandemic disruption of the university calendar for the greater part of 2020, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday.

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