College of Education

Unisa strengthens partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning

In his meeting with the university's executive management team, Prof Peter Scott, President of the Commonwealth of Learning, emphasised the importance of deepening and strengthening collaborative bonds with open and distance eLearning institutions such as Unisa. Read more

Hard work earns Chawane a Bachelor of Education degree (Cum Laude)

Zamekile Mukelisiwe Chawane of Mkhuhlu township, Mpumalanga, adopted the principles of working hard and staying focused during her studies. As a result, she earned herself a Bachelor of Education dCum Laude), awarded at the Unisa Autumn 2024 Graduations held in Mbombela. Read more

Petrol attendant becomes first graduate in the family

Unisa has, for 150 years, made access to education possible for all. Access to education through Unisa continues to be a fundamental tool for development and increased prosperity for many. This is particularly true in the case of Masutane Othilia Sebetha, a 38-year-old wife, mother of three, firstborn and a breadwinner who is the first to graduate in her family. Read more

Rector of the University of Cienfuegos addresses Unisa conference

Under the leadership of Prof Velisiwe Gasa, Unisa's College of Education (CEDU) recently hosted its signature interdisciplinary conference on Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Research, featuring a keynote address by Dr Orquidea Urquiola Sánchez. Read more

What do early-career researchers really need?

Writing in The Conversation, Unisa's Professor Mpho-Entle Modise and co-author Emeritus Professor Maureen Robinson state that South Africa's young education researchers need networks to share experience more than pressure to produce outputs. Read more

Education MEC addresses Unisa autism seminar

Speaking at the university's World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Seminar on 23 April, The Honourable Matome Chiloane, Gauteng MEC for Education, said that the provincial government wants society to celebrate people on the autism spectrum and recognise their unique challenges. Read more

Breaking down systematic barriers for people living with down syndrome

The Unisa Centre of Excellence in Disabilities and Down Syndrome South Africa recently hosted the World Down Syndrome Day Symposium to create awareness and address the poor conditions faced by people living with down syndrome in all facets, including healthcare. Read more

From adversity to advocacy

Zainab Slarmie is a Unisa graduate who exemplifies the power of determination, resilience and optimism. Despite facing numerous obstacles, she inspires others through her motivational speaking, advocacy work and dedication to education. Her resilient spirit is a reminder that anything is possible with perseverance and positivity. Read more

From domestic worker to Unisa graduate: A story of unwavering resilience and determination

27-year-old Samkelisiwe Ndlazi's academic journey is one of success against all odds. While still a domestic worker, Ndlazi says she is looking for opportunities in her field of study and looks forward to changing her family's background. Additionally, like a true Unisa student, she also highly values community engagement and desires to bring change in her community through youth development programmes. Read more

Unisa inclusive education scholar shares expertise in India

Prof Mary Clasquin-Johnson recently represented Unisa at a two-day International Conference on "Sustainability, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Culture; Interdisciplinary Perspectives" in Kolkata, India. The objective was to collectively map a sustainable, inclusive global society and community for all. Read more