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Supervisors trained in Whole School Evaluation (WSE)

In support of strengthening accountability and promoting functional schools, DBE hosted training for 22 newly-appointed WSE supervisors in Centurion, Gauteng, from 22 to 27 February, 2015. The training covered the WSE policy and guidelines and informed the supervisors – including a number of former school principals and deputy principals – on how to conduct credible assessment using rigorous assessment tools. Read more... 

DBE to implement Early Grade Reading Assessment programme in Grades 1-3

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has resuscitated The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) project, first piloted in 2008-2009, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 2014-15 reading promotion was declared a Ministerial priority programme and a decision was taken to resuscitate the EGRA project.  Read more...

A multi-million rand state of the art institution delivered

The core business of the schooling system, learning and teaching, is expected to improve in Acornhoek Township, Mpumalanga province, following the official opening of the Acorn to Oaks High School on 20 February 2015. 

Being referred to as one of the hubs of Maths, Science and Technology in  the province, the new school features, among others, 12 classrooms, 3 multi-purpose classrooms, a computer and science lab, library, admin block, reception area and a security room. Read more...

SGB roadshow hits Gauteng

The School Governing Body (SGB) roadshow hit Gauteng on Saturday, 14 February 2015, urging parents to take an active role in the running of schools.

Officials from the DBE were joined by colleagues from the Gauteng Education Department and community leaders at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa to engage with parents and other stakeholders. Read more...

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DBE welcomes increase in 2015 budget allocation, 26 February 2015

The Department of Basic Education welcomes the 2015 budget vote allocation to education by Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene in Parliament on Wednesday. Read more...


School Governance takes centre stage as Basic Education launches School Governing Body Election Roadshow, 06 February 2015

The Department of Basic Education will on Saturday 07 February 2015 launch the School Governing Body Election campaign with a roadshow at Mphakane Naughty Boys Soccer Grounds in Molemole, Polokwane. Read more...

Education Department to press ahead with implementation of teacher improvement plan for mathematics, 02 February 2015

The Department of Basic Education will proceed with the implementation of the teacher development plan aimed at boosting performance in the senior phase. Read more...


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