Eastern Cape Comes Second Place In SASCE 2017

The Eastern Cape almost dominated the ABC Motsepe National South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) held in Randburg Gauteng on 4-7 July 2017 under the Theme, Celebrating the Centenary of OR Tambo through Music.

True to its heritage, the Eastern Cape hauled in 23 trophies, second only to KwaZulu-Natal which won three more trophies. Still the Eastern Cape came tops beating all provinces with the best female Soloist in Akhona Matshoba of Vuli Valley in a rendition in Mezzo-Soprano Alto Solo of the song Sthandwa Sam by T Tyamzashe, winning by a massive 88.50 points.

The following schools achieved 1st position in the various categories:

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ECDoE invests in Frontline Staff

–MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 AND CUSTOMER CARE TRAINING

The Eastern Cape Departmentof Education has spent over R700 000 training more than 100 Personal Assistants and Office Managers on Microsoft Office 365.This comes after a call by the Superintendent General Temba Kojana to trainall frontline staff specifically PA’s and Office Mangers on all Applications they need to make their work more effective and efficient.He makes this call subsequent to a laptop roll-out programme he had initiated in the Department in partnership with Vodacom, where PA’s and Office Managers were each furnished with a laptop and cellphone loaded with a supply of monthly 2Gigabyte of data and R200 airtime.

“The Department has bought 33000 computersthat ….. Read More

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ECDoE dedicate their 67 Minutes at Vukuhambe Special School

Dedicated to a life of serving people, millions of community members all over South Africa participate in service delivery, in honour of Tata, Nelson Mandela.  As the Eastern Cape Department of Education in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services, dedicated their 67 minutes at Vukuhambe Special School in Mdantsane on the 18 July 2017.

This day saw both prisoners and employees of both departments working together to work the land with a view of growing vegetables and trees. This initiative will in the future assist the school with their nutrition programme as they will be able to extract vegetables from their own backyard, thereby making them self-sufficient.

Education presents itself in multi facet forms, one of these, are….. Read More

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MEDIA STATEMENT – DEPARTMENTS PROGRAM FOR BLIND SCHOOL EDUCATORS

The zeal to ensure learners across the grades, irrespective of their disabilities; perform well in their studies has prompted the Eastern Cape Department of Education to upscaled its capacity building pace in three (3) of its Special Schools for the Blind, as such, educators from these schools have converged in Empekweni Resort outside Port Alfred for a capacity building workshop.

The five days workshop started on Monday, 10th July, 2017, this week but will end tomorrow at 16:00.

These three schools start from Grade R-Grade 12 and are Efata school for the Blind in Mthatha, Khanyisa Special School for the Blind in PE and Zamokuhle Special School for the Blind in Mbizana and they cater for learners who are Blind and/or partially sighted.
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Education HoD Appeal For Moral Regeneration To Save Learners

The Nelson Mandela University is abuzz this weekend as 700 Eastern Cape Education department high schools learners converged for a three day youth conference themed, ‘No more’.

This conference is aimed at capacitating learners with skills to withstand all life challenges.  These life challenges impact adversely on learner performance, safety at schools and ultimately learner retention.

Delivering his keynote message to these learners at the conference, the Education Head of Department, Themba Kojana lambasted moral decay, imbalanced psychosocial lifestyles and lack of parenting at homes.  “Our nation is bleeding as there is less responsible parenting leading to immerse workload to our educators. Parents are abdicatin….. Read More

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Education HOD appeals for Moral Regeneration to Save Learners

The Nelson Mandela University is abuzz this weekend as 700 Eastern Cape Education department high schools learners converged for a three day youth conference themed, ‘No more’.

This conference is aimed at capacitating learners with skills to withstand all life challenges.  These life challenges impact adversely on learner performance, safety at schools and ultimately learner retention.

Delivering his keynote message to these learners at the conference, the Education Head of Department, Themba Kojana lambasted moral decay, imbalanced psychosocial lifestyles and lack of parenting at homes.  “Our nation is bleeding as there is less responsible parenting leading to immerse workload to our educators. Parents are abdicatin….. Read More

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EC Education to host Social ill Conference

The attempt by the Eastern Cape Education department to ensure learners participate in addressing social ills they face in school, will see 700 Grade 10& 11 learners across the province converging at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth on Friday the 07th July 2017at 14:00 pm attending the 13th Annual HIV & AIDS Youth Conference.

These social ills to be dealt with during the conference directly affect the learner performance. Additionally, these contribute strongly to the high drop-out rate, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse as well as the high rate of deaths during circumcision. Furthermore, during this conference these youngsters will also map out practical solutions on all issue relating to school safety as it severely ….. Read More

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ECDoE Launches Learner Admissions Programme

In an event that was held at De Vos Malan High School in King William’s Town, Buffalo City Municipality District, The Eastern Cape Department of Education hosted Principals, Teachers and School Governing Body members as it launched the Learner Admission Programme. This is a programme driven by the Institutional Development, Support and Governance (IDS & G) Section under the leadership of Chief Education Specialist (CES), Mrs Pula Mtila. Its aim is to sensitize parents and schools about the processes of Admission of Learners, also encourages early registration of learners for the 2018 Academic Year.

Mtila gave a precise and detailed presentation that outlined what needs to be done, when, where and how things should be done during this period, giving….. Read More

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Records Management Critical For Proper Governance

Records management is a process of ensuring that records are properly created, maintained, utilised and disposed of, to achieve efficient, transparent and accountable governance. Technology and professional users are the vehicles to achieving this desired state of records management.

NontembekoMaphasa, archivist for Eastern Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service, a unit within the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture agrees that going digital with archiving is the only way.

Maphasa places a lot of emphasis on the efficiency that needs to happen at Registry Office level, when documents are created from scratch all the way through to the manner in which they will be stored on the system.

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