The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has established a culture of early preparation to ensure that teaching and learning takes place on the first day of the academic calendar.
Members of the Executive Council (MECs) are deployed to various schools to conduct an oversight visit to monitor readiness in terms of resources (e.g. Learner Support Material, Furniture), admissions, learner and educator attendance etc. This exercise is undertaken on the first day of schooling.
Prior to the school re-opening a cleaning campaign is undertaken on the weekend that precedes the re-opening of the schools with the schooling community. This would include SGB members, the mayor, Structures for Quality Teaching and Learning Campaign, learners and members of the community.
An Educational Stakeholder Imbizo is then undertaken in the afternoon with the community members around the schools that have been visited.
The GDE keeps the tradition of a school re-opening campaign for MECs, as well as ensuring that the schools are ready on the first day of school.
Speaking to Khutso Theledi on YFM, MEC of Finance, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko shared the days happenings as she was deployed to Pholong Secondary School at KwaThema, Springs.
Three other surrounding schools were identified to be part of the program:
Thembalikazulu Primary School
Tsepo Lesedi Pre-Primary School
Fred Habedi Primary School
MEC, Ralehoko speaks to Khutso Theledi on how the Readiness Programme was received by the teachers and learners as well as the modernisation of the school curriculum, facilities and what is still to come in 202o for the GDE.
Listen to the full interview here:
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