ECDoE wins Learners ID Number Award

Posted on Friday, 22 September 2017

By Communications

Category: Latest News

The Minister of Department of Basic Education (DBE), Angie Motshekga, awarded the Eastern Cape Department of Education(ECDoE) with the Learners ID Number Award on 19 September 2017.

This award was presented to ECDoE by the Deputy Minister of Education, Enver Surty during the DBE Data Summit 2017.  The Award is in recognition of the first province to make learner ID numbers compulsory and extra effort in ensuring learner ID numbers are captured accurately. 

The Manager for Education Management Information System (EMIS), Mr Riaan Janse Van Rensburg who is responsible for South African School and Administration Management System (SA-SAMS) collected the Award on behalf of the Department.

This Award means that ECDoE is making great strides in improving the credibility of education data.  Reliable and credible data leads to improved education planning, monitoring and support for improved school functionality and quality teaching and learning.  The Data Driven Districts (DDD) system currently used by schools, Circuits, District Offices and Head Office draws data from SA-SAMS.  DDD programme aims to improve learner outcomes by improving the manner in which education data is collected and used by teachers, principals and officials in education to support quality teaching and learning.

ECDoE extends heartfelt gratitude to all the schools, Circuit and District Offices that have contributed to the Department winning this Award.


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