Xhariep

XHARIEP EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE

 

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

To increase the access to and use of learning and teaching resources through the Education Resource Centre. (ERC)Unlike most other ERCs in the province that are at the heart of big towns, the Xhariep ERC is situated at Koffiefontein, a small town adjacent to the Petra Diamond Mine Plant in the southern Free State.Structurally, it is the second largest ERC with numerous venues for training, meetings and workshops.In 2007 a new computer laboratory that can accommodate 40 work stations was established to support the ICT professional development of officials and teachers in the district. A multi-media centre was also recently established to support teachers in coping with the great pressures of Outcomes-Based Education. This service will further be enhanced with the implementation of the Mobile Library Project that will provide schools in remote areas with a wide range of learning and teaching resources.This centre is also used as an examination centre for UNISA and as a distribution of deport of LTSM for schools in the district.

FUNCTIONS

  • Establish and maintain Education Resource Centres and their satellites.
  • Provide access to facilities and learning and teaching resources.
  • Ensure the use of the facilities and the resources.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Centre Head
Xhariep Education Resource Centre
PO Box 4
Koffiefontein
9986

Telephone: (053) 205 9700
Fax: (053) 205 9701
Email: ercxhariep@edu.fs.gov.za

Office Hours: 07:30 – 16:00, Monday to Friday