Challenging Subjects Gets Attention

In one ofthe initiatives to improve the province’s results, Eastern Cape department of education hosted a week training for teachers of maths and physical science at Nelson Mandela Metro recently.

The Department of Education in the Province of the Eastern Cape has cut down the districts from 23 to 12 districts and opened three teacher development centers with the aim to take services closer to the schools. The centers are mostly focused on training and workshops.

Total number of 94 teachers from three satellites under Nelson Mandela Institute attended the first week of the Maths and Physical science training and the two subjects were given most attention as they are the front line in much needed careers in the country. The department carr….. Read More

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Angie Motshekga to open the first stakeholder training

The Basic Education Minister together with the Eastern Cape Education MEC, the hourable Mandla Makupula will be hosting an Extended Capacitation Programme in East London at the International Convertion Centre  in February 21st, 2018 at 10:00 am.

The Extended Capacitation Programme will be preceded by a gala dinner at tue ICC at 17:00 tomorrow to bw addressed by the Minister: Angie Motshekga. According to Makupula the department recognizes that the only solution to developing a responsible and responsive learner corps and stakeholders is through a systemic capacitation programm….. Read More

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EC Education MEC Mandla Makupula to launch LAIS in Dutywa

The zeal to improve the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in the system as a whole has prompted the EC Education Department to launch the Learner Attainment Improvement Strategy (LAIS) in Dutywa tomorrow, Thursday, February 15th,2018 at 10:00 am.

The launch themed “making every learner count, no learner left behind” would be central during the implementation of the strategy. The strategy will also help address curricular delivery related mattters in our schools across the province especially in the rural areas.
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Minister Nhleko Addresses Youth Career Expo

The Eastern Cape Department of Education in partnership with The Department of Public works hosted a Career Expo at the Bele Zingcuka Technical College Decant classes in Tsolo, OR Tambo Inland District.

About 300 pupils from Bel eZingcuka Technical School, Bele Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Senior Secondary School attended the career expo, meant to show cast different career options to young pupils in the Rural District from various invited sister departments, namely Department of Health, Department of Labour, South African Police Services Forensic division and many more.

Public works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko encouraged pupils to pursue careers in construction. “The government is building schools, hospitals, clinics and sports ….. Read More

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Minister Nhleko Addresses Audience On Youth Career Expo

The Eastern Cape Department of Education in partnership with The Department of Public works hosted a Career Expo at the Bele Zingcuka Technical College Decant classes in Tsolo, OR Tambo Inland District.

About 300 pupils from Bel eZingcuka Technical School, Bele Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Senior Secondary School attended the career expo, meant to show cast different career options to young pupils in the Rural District from various invited sister departments, namely Department of Health, Department of Labour, South African Police Services Forensic division and many more.

Public works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko encouraged pupils to pursue careers in construction. “The government is building schools, hospitals, clinics and sports ….. Read More

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EC Education Launch Disability Rights Awareness

The drive to see learners with disabilities prosper and enjoying equal opportunities as presented by government, has prompted the Eastern Cape Department of Education to kick-start district based career awareness campaigns in all its 12 districts in support of these learners.

These career expo form part of this year’s annual celebrations of the Disability Rights Awareness programme normally held from the 3rd of November up to the 3rd December.

The OR Tambo Coastal’s Assistant Director: Special Programmes and Youth, MalizoleSidelo believes ‘this initiative will help boost the morale of these learners.

While for Funeka Rhadebe, Assistance Director in Alfred Nzo West District, thinks this programme will help empower learners wit….. Read More

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Member of Legislature donates Sports Equipment to Mthatha School

It is said “not all heroes wear capes” but one thing is for sure, it takes a village. Mxolisi Dimaza, Member of Provincial Legislature (MPL) and Chairperson of Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature Health Portfolio Committee, not only found it deep in his pockets, but also in his heart, as he took it upon himself by personally sponsoring brand-new sports equipment at Gobizizwe High Senior Secondary School in Mthatha.

The need for this came to Dimaza’sattention and devotion when he spearheaded a School during the visits by the Portfolio Committee team that consisted of officials from Provincial Legislature and Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE). After the visit to Gobizizwe High School, Dimaza promised to bring the school sports wea….. Read More

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Impromptu School Readiness visits at Attwell Madala High School

A team led by Mxolisi Dimaza who is the Member of the Provincial Legislature and also chairperson of the Health Portfolio Committee conducted an impromptu visit at Atwell Madala High School in Mthatha(OR Tambo Inland District) on 26 January 2018.

The School Readiness programme is designed to check the status of readiness of all schools in the province for the whole year.Dimaza started by explaining to the Principal Yalelwa Mfecane and her School Management Team (SMT) the purpose of the visit, “Every beginning of the year, the Education Portfolio Committee visits schools to see their state of readiness for that particular year. What happens is that a Districtgives our team a list of all schools to be visited, the reason vary as some are one of the best….. Read More

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Lusikisiki Schools achieve beyond Expectations

Two Schools in the rural areas of Lusikisiki beat all odds to achieve above 90% pass rate in the 2017 NSC Grade12 Examinations. Ben Mali Senior Secondary School in Luqoqweni village and Siwali Senior Secondary School in Mcobothini village are a living testament that success is not only reserved for a few, and certainly does choose a designated area.

These schools achieved what most would see as an unreachable dream for schools in deep rural villages. They have defied stereotypes and changed the narrative about our rural schooling in the Eastern Cape. Both these schools obtained a 94.82% pass respectively, with Ben Mali improving by 66% from 28.8 % in the previous year and Siwali improving from 75.3% in 2016. Their dedication and commitment saw both these schools skyrocket t….. Read More

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