Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will once again be honouring hard working districts and schools during the Annual National Education Excellence Awards that will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng Province on 15 March 2019.
These Awards were introduced during 2014 to recognise and celebrate the remarkable work done by districts and schools. The South African education system continues to deliver quality education to multitudes of learners through 24,000 schools and 75 districts across all nine provinces.
The Annual National Education Excellence Awards acknowledge the excellent work done by various District Officials who firmly guide schools to adhere to the core business of the schooling system, which is to deliver quality learning and teaching.
Districts are the crucial interface of the basic education sector in identifying best practice, sharing information, and providing support to schools. Districts are no longer viewed as the weak link in the education delivery chain, but have come into their own and have become “the backbone of education” as Minister Motshekga now calls them.
The continued growth in the performance of districts is closely monitored and evaluated by both the national and provincial education departments. It has been a long and challenging journey for education districts to claim their rightful place in the education landscape.