The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will host the DBE Data Summit 2017 in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation on 19-20 September 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg. The summit programme will culminate into a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony that is to be addressed by the Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty.
The summit follows the success of the Data Champions Summit held in 2016 and will focus on making education data work for education officials with a particular focus on data quality and curriculum. It is also aimed at giving the DBE and the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) the opportunity to engage in the usage of data to make informed decisions through data-focused learning and collaboration, to strengthen data systems in support of Curriculum and District Management and learner outcomes.
The Director General of the DBE, Mr HM Mweli will deliver an opening address. Other speakers include the Executive Director of Discovery Insure, Mr Themba Baloyi and Country Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Mr Dean Villet whose address will focus on Global Data.
Deputy Minister Enver Surtry will later deliver a keynote address and present prizes at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony which recognise EMIS Provincial officials in one school per province on their success in the implementation and rollout of SA-SAMS, and data as a whole.
Members of the media are invited to attend the summit as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Venue: Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga: 083 580 8275
Troy Martens: 079 899 3070
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION