Stellenbosch University (SU) will again award a record number of degrees at its December 2018 graduation ceremonies – 5769 compared to 5720 in December 2017 and 5300 in 2016. There is also an increase in the number of doctorates 149 and master’s degrees 546. Eight ceremonies are to be held...
The University of Cape Coast has won this year's Inter-Medical School Public Speaking Competition. This year's competition was organised to promote psychiatry as a career option for medical students in the country. The School of Medical Sciences at the University of Cape Coast emerged winners beating off competition from the University...
A Zimbabwean media professor has been named Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria. Tawana Kuphe, 54, landed the coveted appointment following the resignation of Professor Cheryl de la Rey who will take up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In an announcement...
The University of Pretoria is to phase out Afrikaans as the official medium of instruction at all its campuses and residences, reports Pretoria East Rekord. The university will from now only use English as the primary language of communication and administration. University spokesperson Rikus Delport said the policy was adopted in...
Stellenbosch University (SU) staff, students, alumni and friends have raised R1 million in donations and goods in a campaign to end hunger among needy students on its campuses. The university’s #Move4Food campaign, launched in August last year with the ambitious target of raising R10 million in four months, has been...
They come from far and wide: from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Latvia, Monaco and the Falkland Islands, a diverse enrolment of 605 new international students who will be studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year. UCT’s 29,000-strong student body has 5,000 international students from 117 countries outside South Africa....
Graduating with a higher education qualification is an experience many in South Africa do not get to have. According to the Department of Higher Education, in 2016, only 46.2% of students in public universities graduated with undergraduate degrees. For many of those who do get their degree, it is a show...
Many prospective first-year students are being left disappointed because they've failed to communicate with institutions that have accepted them. There are over 210,000 spaces at universities and not all of them are being taken up. Wits University says first-year university applicants must adhere to deadlines for accepting offers. Dean of the Faculty...
A UKZN student is now the ambassador of an international organisation that brings together and empowers global leaders. Kwazini Zulu is a student in the College of Law and Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. One Young World (OYW) is a UK-based charity that gathers together some of the brightest...
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is set to commission a N1billion hostel it built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State. According to the Sun News Online, the authorities of the University described the Dangote hostel project as a big relief as accommodation is one of the nightmares...