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DBE to implement Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) 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...

7 million primary school learners targeted for the National Deworming Programme

The physical wellbeing of learners took centre stage at a meeting of health experts which was held to inform the implementation and roll-out of a national Deworming Programme linked to the NSNP as announced by Minister Angie Motshekga in her Budget Vote Speech on 16 July 2014.

The programme is aimed at improving quality education through the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) to prevent Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) in learners. Read more...

Minister meets with stakeholders in Mount Frere

Minister Angie Motshekga led a delegation of officials to a meeting with education stakeholders in the Mount Frere district, Eastern Cape, to address education performance in the district.

The meeting was a follow-up to the education summit held in the region in January 2012. Read more... 

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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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