Minister Angie Motshekga to host roundtable discussions on the release of the SACMEQ IV report, 17 August 2017
The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will host the Roundtable discussions on the Release of the SACMEQ IV Report and the Skills for a Changing World: National Perspectives and the Global Movement Report. The roundtable will be held on Friday, 18 August 2017 at the DBE Conference Centre in Pretoria. The theme of the Roundtable will be “Strengthening Quality Education through credible Assessments and 21st Century Skills Development”.
The purpose of the Roundtable is to bring together policy planners and decision-makers, including education managers from the DBE and provinces together with educational specialists from a variety of institutions within the sector, to share innovative ideas on educational assessment and enhance the on-going dialogue on the role of assessment in improving quality education as well as improving capacity in order to develop skills needed for the 21st century.
The DBE is one of the participating countries in the SACMEQ study. The SACMEQ project enables participating countries to track changes and progress over time in order to make valid comparisons with similar education systems as well as report on progress made towards the attainment of Education For All (EFA) goals and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)/Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Members of the media are invited to the Roundtable discussions as follows:
Date: Friday, 18 August 2017
Time: 09h00 – 12h00 (media Open session)
Venue: DBE Conference Centre, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga: 083 580 8275 | Troy Martens: 079 899 3070
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