Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Basic Education, and Higher Education and Training.

Proposed 2018 School Calendar Drawn Up

Department of Basic Education

The basic education department, acting in terms of the National Education Policy, has invited stakeholder bodies and members of the public to comment on the proposed 2018 school calendar for public schools.

Notice 72 in Government Gazette 39634 includes the proposed calendars as well as the public holidays for 2018.

Parliament Briefed on Higher Education Amendment Bill

Department of Higher Education and Training

The higher education and training department has described the Higher Education Amendment Bill as clarifying important constitutional principles linked to the decision-making functions of the higher education and training minister.

The department stressed this during a briefing on the bill in parliament this week.

Commission of Inquiry into Tertiary Education Set Up

The Presidency

A commission of inquiry into higher education and training has been set up.

The proclamation was published in Government Gazette 39608.

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