10 ways to get your graduation noticed

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By Sean CoughlanEducation correspondent 15 July 2015   From the section Business Graduating students in Bonn, Germany celebrate with classic hat-throwing. But is it enough? Knowledge economy ‘Oldest’ Koran found in Birmingham Women in Asia buck trend for male business courses US universities on symbolic visit to Iran Vietnam’s ‘stunning’ rise in school standards This […]

Older men blamed for high KZN teen pregnancy rate

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By Stu Ndlovu Statistics reveal that out of 90 000 pregnant learners countrywide, over 26 000 are from KZN.(SABC) The head of the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Nkosinathi Sishi, has blamed the high pregnancy rate among young school girls on older men. The release of findings of a 2013 survey shows a high number […]


Marriage proposal at Southampton University graduation ceremony

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A university student has proposed to his girlfriend during a graduation ceremony.

Shiyi Ying, 25, was given permission to take to the stage towards the end of the ceremony at Southampton University to pop the question to Yu-Yen Ou, 24. He said: “Deep inside I know you are the only one I can share the rest of my life with,” before she accepted. Vice-Chancellor Professor Don Nutbeam said it was “certainly a first” in his 25 years attending graduations.