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Government prioritises education

Government prioritises education

April 30, 2014, Comments Off on Government prioritises education

Deputy Minister of Basic Education and Training Enver Surty together with the Free State MEC of Education Tate Makgoe on Friday laid the first bricks aimed at refurbishing the old Ntha Intermediate School in Kroonstand. The multi-million project was was made possible by a partnership between Free State deprtment of education and Kagiso Shanduka »

Department confident matrics will excel

Department confident matrics will excel

October 25, 2012, Comments Off on Department confident matrics will excel

Nineteen-year-old matriculant, Selloane Sedisa is confident that she will ace her National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations commencing next week Tuesday. She is one of the 24 771 full-time students in the province who will be sitting for their final exams and the department of education is aiming to achieve 80 percent pass rate. The »

Department prioritises literacy performance

Department prioritises literacy performance

October 15, 2012, Comments Off on Department prioritises literacy performance

Improving numeracy and literacy at primary school level dominated proceedings when the Thabo Mofutsanyana district director of education, Busi Tshabalala met with teachers and principals in QwaQwa in July. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) released the results of their Annual National Assessment (ANA) that focused on the numeracy and literacy levels for Grades »

Maths teachers challenged to be innovative

Maths teachers challenged to be innovative

November 10, 2014, Comments Off on Maths teachers challenged to be innovative

Mathematics teachers should come up with more innovative and stimulating ways that make it easier for students to understand and enjoy the subject, a senior education official said. Chief education specialist for teacher development in the department of basic education, Tsatsi Montso, believes mathematics is not as difficult as most people believe but the »

FS learner speaks her way to the top

FS learner speaks her way to the top

October 15, 2012, Comments Off on FS learner speaks her way to the top

The 18-year-old, Zinhle Novazi, is a confident, opinionated and well-spoken young lady. It comes as no surprise that she is going to represent the Free State at the national Young Communicators Awards (YCA). She is one of the nine youths from every province in the country, who have been selected to represent their province »

National Teacher Awards

July 17, 2012, No Comments on National Teacher Awards

Introduction The Department of Basic Education wishes to salute all schools and teachers who have entered the National Teaching Awards since 2000. The Department also acknowledges their extraordinary efforts, which have been achieved often under very difficult conditions and in service to our children, many of whom come from poor communities. The National Teaching »

Early Childhood Development

July 17, 2012, Comments Off on Early Childhood Development

Overview Universalise access to Grade R Grade R is a critical preparatory period for a child’s time in school. The Department of Education is continuously raising awareness around early stimulation and learning. This is supported by the supply of educational toys to primary schools with grade R classes and establishment and/or renovation of hostels »

Links

January 19, 2012, No Comments on Links

National Departments   The Presidency                                                                        www.thepresidency.gov.za Department of Basic Education Department of Higher Education Department of Rural Development   »

NSC Examinations

July 12, 2011, No Comments on NSC Examinations

If I did not obtain my NSC-Certificate, what can I do? Candidates who did not obtain an NSC-Certificate but want to complete their NSC, can register as a private candidate to re-write the failed subject(s) at the next November NSC Examination. Year marks/SBA (School Based Assessment marks) are valid for three years (the year »

Learners urged to study Chinese language

Learners urged to study Chinese language

May 22, 2015, Comments Off on Learners urged to study Chinese language

Free State education MEC Tate Makgoe (pictured below) has encouraged learners to take up Chinese language as part of their studies beginning next year in order to broaden their career prospects as the language is increasingly becoming popular across the world. Makgoe said this at a well done function for Thabo Mofutsanyana District held »