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Organisations sign partnership covenant

By: Abel Sebela

 

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, Limpopo MEC for Education Ishmael Kgetjepe, CEO of National Collaboration Trust (NECT) Godwin Khosa and other delegates during the official launch of the collaboration project between National Collaboration Trust (NECT), South African Democratic Teachers (Sadtu) and Basic Education (BE) on the 18th January 2017 at Ester Maleka Comprehensive School.

 

The partnership between three bodies was embarked on three years ago and will perpetuate to support educators with training.

The partnership’s aim is to improve the profession of teaching as well as escalating the quality of learning through the use of a range of teaching and assessment methods that also involve problem solving. In the duration of the event, Minister of Basic Education emphasised that South Africa will be having high genuine learning and teaching in 2030 as gap has been closed in United State of America, where S.A learners should not register lower grade when they enrol for schooling in USA.

During celebration of partnership Minister, MEC and CEO signed covenant that will empower teachers to improve their teaching system. MEC said the programme would empower teachers and they would also support them by all means to make sure that they benefit from it. He added that the programme would improve education in the district.

In 2016, the partnership was launched in Waterberg District and it also assisted the district to improve learning and teaching. The CEO said that they had planned to work together with underperformed schools this year so that they would improve their performance. He added that they aimed to close the gap that Sekhukhune District had in learning and teaching. Waterberg district is the only district in all that has improved in the 2016 NSC results. Waterberg moved from being the last to position 3 out of five with pass percent of 65.1%. It followed Vhembe(70.3%) and Mopani at 65.7%.