Article by Mali Mtima
The poor performance of the Mount Frere Education District this and in the previous years has prompted the Education department and its stakeholders including the Congress of National Traditional Leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA), Umzimvubu Local Municipality, KwaBhaca Community Development Support Trust to hold a two day summit aimed at finding ways of rescuing the district.
The two days workshop that is scheduled to be held at Umzimvubu Municipal Hall in Mount Frere from the 25th to the 25th of January 2012 starting at 08H00 until late each day will look at the core problems that have contributed to the dismal performance of the district and to seek to bring about short to long term interventions that will improve the quality of education in this district.
As the district will be conducting this proposed two days workshop prominent issues to be dealt with include the following:
• An honest reflection on the real issues that have affected the district’s performance, and
• Tabling of the proposed, adopted intervention with fine-tuned institutional arrangement that will carry out the intervention (and develop a monitoring tool).
Due to space constraints the workshop will only accommodate 1300 delegates with the majority being principals and selected school educators, SGB chairpersons, Amakhosi, religeous leadership and representatives from support organizations such as Walter Sisulu University, Maths Foundation, Banks etc.
The MEC Mandla Makupula is sending out an open call inviting everyone who can assist in the district to be part of this gathering as education is a societal matter. The media is therefore invited to be part of this workshop as there are scheduled briefings at the end of each day.
Issued by: Communications Unit, Eastern Cape Dept. of Education
Enquiries: Loyiso Pulumani @ 083 275 0675/ Mali Mtima @ 082 088 4599
Article Tags: workshop, poor performance, schools