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FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. NCOP Hearings 5 October 2004. Contents . 1. STRATEGIC THRUSTS FOR 2004/05 (COVERING STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND MEC BUDGET COMMITMENTS) OBE and Revised National Curriculum Statement FET Schools and Colleges FET Schools Failing Schools

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free state department of education

FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

NCOP Hearings

5 October 2004

contents
Contents

1. STRATEGIC THRUSTS FOR 2004/05 (COVERING STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND MEC BUDGET COMMITMENTS)

  • OBE and Revised National Curriculum Statement
  • FET Schools and Colleges
    • FET Schools
      • Failing Schools
      • Preparations for introducing NCS and FETC
    • FET Colleges
  • E-Learning
contents continued
Contents (continued)
  • ABET
  • ECD
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Poverty targeting initiatives
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication Strategy
  • Establishing and strengthening partnerships
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Contents (continued)

2. PROGRESS REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS REGARDING STRATEGIC THRUSTS AND OTHER PRIORITIES.

3. MAIN BUDGET

4 ROLL-OVER OF FUNDS FROM 2003/04 FINANCIAL YEAR

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Contents (continued)

5. EXPENDITURE PER BUDGET PROGRAMME

6. EXPENDITURE PER BUDGET ITEMS

7. FUNDING OF INSTITUTIONS

  • Norms and Standards for 2004
  • Proposed funding for 2005 (proposed norms and standards)
  • Public Ordinary schools
  • Independent schools
  • Special schools
  • FET Colleges
  • ABET
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118684 Learners (Northern Free State)

LEJWELEPUTSWA

206454 Learners (Thabo Mofutsanyana)

156462 Learners (Lejweleputswa)

192926 Learners (Motheo)

30845 Learners (Xhariep)

Note: Map has been removed for email purposes (too big)

profile
Profile
  • The Free State Department of Education provides education to 705 213 school based learners. A total of 22 660 educators are used for teaching and learning in 2 029 schools.
  • A total of 34 000 ABET learners receive formal education
strategic thrusts 2004
STRATEGIC THRUSTS 2004

1. OBE and RNCS

  • Understanding of OBE and the RNCS with an emphasis on implementation in the intermediate phase

2. Failing Schools

  • Complete phasing out of failing schools from the system
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)

3. FET Colleges and Schools

  • Implementing responsive programmes in FET colleges and schools (curriculum redress, NCS implementation in 2006)
  • Re-capitalisation of FET Colleges
  • Increasing the number of Learnerships
  • Increasing the number of Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)

4. E-Learning

  • Optimal introduction of e-learning to enhance curriculum delivery (2013 all learners E-literate according to the Whitepaper on E-Education)
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)

5. ABET

  • Accessibility and introduction of ABET in all educational institutions
  • Re-organisation of the ABET system

6. Infrastructure Planning

  • Reduce platooning schools
  • Eliminate existing unacceptable structures
  • Basic services
  • Maintenance
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)

7. Anti-poverty initiatives

  • Learner transport for farm school learners
  • Hostel project for farm school learners
  • National School Nutrition Programme
  • Orphans
  • Funding Norms and Standards
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)
  • Human Resource Management
    • Skills Development
    • Implement Integrated Quality Management System and Performance Management Development System
    • Repositioning of the Department
    • Filling of all critical funded posts within three months
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STRATEGIC THRUSTS (continued)

9. Communication Strategy

  • Develop a marketing strategy focusing on branding of the department as an organisation
  • Collaboration with community radio stations

10. Partnership strategy

progress on implementation obe and rncs
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION:OBE and RNCS
  • The National Core Training Team (NCTT) has been established with provincial representation. The NCTT will be brought together before the end of the year to prepare for the training of Provincial Core Training Teams (PCTT)
  • Training of educators (Grades 10-12) will take place from March 2005 to prepare teachers adequately for January 2006
progress on implementation obe and rncs continued
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION:OBE and RNCS (continued)
  • 6 800 Intermediate phase teachers were trained in Learning Programme Development
  • 6 178 Intermediate phase teachers attended a 24-hour course on RNCS and 16 hours of afternoon training workshops
  • 1 800 Workshops in different Learning Areas and different phases were conducted
progress on implementation failing schools
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Failing Schools
  • Holistic Intervention Programme(HIP)
    • monthly management visits to schools
    • mentoring programme with 23 mentors
    • Monitoring visits to schools by senior management undertaken in all districts
  • Winter and Spring Classes
    • Easter- , Winter and Spring break classes were attended by 12 211 learners
    • Catch-up classes took place on weekends and in afternoons
    • Fieldworkers are visiting schools on an ongoing basis
  • Strategy being reviewed
progress on implementation fet colleges
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: FET Colleges
  • Responsive and relevant programmes at FET Colleges –
    • 12 877.65 FTEs
    • 328 youth enrolled in Learnerships
  • FET Learnerships and Partnerships
    • pending finalisation of the curriculum framework for FET Colleges
  • Alignment of FET and ABET
    • The four FET Colleges have been instructed to start working out possible skills development programmes for ABET learners
progress on implementation fet colleges continued
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: FET Colleges (continued)
  • Bi-lateral meetings were held with other departments to determine skills development needs that can be addressed by the FET Colleges and ABET Centres
  • 2 Skills development workshops were held with all provincial departments, the Free State Training Institute and Glen College Agricultural College to plan together, eliminate duplication and find ways of addressing the skills development needs of Departments.
progress on implementation fet colleges continued20
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: FET Colleges (continued)

Recapitalisation of FET Colleges: Needs identified for 2004/05

progress on implementation e learning
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: E-Learning
  • Department’s target date to have all learners and educators e-literate is 2010
  • An e-education implementation strategy has been developed
  • Roll out plan for ICT to schools has been compiled
  • Some learners and educators will be attending ICT exhibitions in London in January 2005
progress on implementation abet
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: ABET
  • Expanding reach of ABET programmes
    • Interdepartmental collaboration is taking place - bilateral meetings were held with most provincial departments to determine their ABET training needs
    • To make ABET classes more accessible, day classes will be offered from 2005
    • Advocacy plans include road shows and visits to District Municipalities from 15 October to 12 November 2004
progress on implementation abet continued
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: ABET (continued)
  • Conditions of Service of ABET educators
    • handled at a national level
  • Improvement of standards of teaching, learning and management at ABET centres
    • The Department will enter into annual contracts with ABET Educators with effect from 2005
progress on implementation infrastructure planning
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Infrastructure Planning
  • Speeding up programmes to provide water, sanitation, electricity and telephone services
    • Department of Local Government and housing will provide R 2 million for toilets
    • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry will provide boreholes to 53 schools
    • Randwater will provide water to 20 schools
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Infrastructure Planning (continued)
  • 4 new schools will be completed during the 2004/5 financial year:
    • Lieketseng Primary School (Virginia) - Platooning
    • JJ Khubeka Primary School (Deneysville) - Platooning
    • Lourierpark Primary School (Bloemfontein)
    • Unity Primary School (Bloemfontein)
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Infrastructure Planning (continued)
  • The infrastructure plan for 2004/5 also includes the commencement of 5 new schools namely:
    • Marematlou secondary School (Virginia) – Learners in corrugated iron structures
    • Phase one of JC Motumi Secondary School (Odendaalsrus) - Learners in corrugated iron structures
    • Phase one Kgotso-Uxolo Primary School (Reitz) – Platooning
    • Phase one Hlaboloha Primary School (Bothaville) – Platooning
    • Phase one Mokgwabong Primary School (Welkom) - Platooning 
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Infrastructure Planning (continued)
  • 283 additional classrooms are needed of which 107 are provided for in the current MTEF cycle.
  • 226 schools are currently in need of major renovations with a cost implications of R116,4 million.
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Infrastructure Planning (continued)
  • Schools without water in the province is 534. Backlog after assistance by Department of Water Affairs and subtracting one-teacher schools with less than 20 learners, will be 278.
  • 226 schools are in need of toilet facilities (2749 seats) this will be addressed in the current MTEF cycle.
  • 544 schools are still without electricity. including the 270 schools with less than 20 learners. 154 do not have agreements. The remaining 120 will be referred to Escom for electrification in 2005/6.
progress on implementation poverty targeting initiatives
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Poverty targeting initiatives
  • Transport for farm schools Learners
    • Thabo Mofutsanyana – bid delayed due to Service Providers not adhering to the bid requirements such as road worthiness of vehicles and tax clearance
    • Xhariep: Only one service provider responded to the bid. Other options are being considered
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Poverty targeting initiatives
  • Hostel project
    • The Department aims to have 10 hostels for farm school learners by 2005
    • 5 Hostels are currently functioning
    • 925 Learners are currently accommodated in these hostels
    • The second hostels are currently being prepared in Northern Free State, Lejweleputswa and Xhariep.
progress on implementation poverty targeting initiatives cont
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Poverty targeting initiatives (cont.)
  • Plight of orphans: 31000
    • Assisting schools with fees: R1,5 million.
    • R49.1 million conditional grant
    • Feeding orphans during school hours at schools. (This is already taking place)
    • Providing food parcels when orphans go home after school: R5 million.
    • Collaboration with other departments
  • National School Nutrition Programme
    • The number of learners participating in the nutrition programme has increased from 159 082 in 2003 to 287 000 in the third quarter of 2004
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Poverty Targeting initiatives (cont.)
  • Acceleration of ECD Programme
    • A grant of 470 000 Euro was obtained from Flemish Government
    • Quarterly subsidies are paid to 80 Grade R classes identified in 2003
    • 393 Grade R classes at 285 community-based sites and 108 Free Standing sites receive funding for the educator
    • R1000 per month for educator’s salary
    • R350 per month for educational equipment.
    • 465 Teachers are in training programmes
progress on implementation human resources
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Human Resources
  • HR Development of employees at lower levels
    • Reviewed bursary allocation strategy as well as distribution of skills development levy
  • Elimination of un and under qualified educators
    • 2001: 4389 unqualified educators
    • 2002: 1519 educators allocated bursaries
    • 2003: 620 of the remaining educators allocated bursaries
    • 2004: 391 of the remaining educators allocated bursaries
progress on implementation human resource management cont
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Human Resource Management (cont.)
  • Deployment of managers to improve service delivery
    • 38 managers re-deployed
  • Filling of Critical posts
    • 4 Director and 10 Deputy Director posts, including 7 management accountants filled from 1 September 2004
  • Improving the Equity Targets
    • All four newly appointed Directors are females. Representivity level at SMS level improved to 44% which is higher than the 30% set for the public service for March 2005
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PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Human Resource Management (cont.)
  • Performance management
    • PDMS implemented for public servants
    • IQMS implemented for school based educators
  • Database of educators
    • 4700 unemployed educators on data-base
    • 100 of these educators earmarked for E-education.
    • data-base available to all other departments
    • encouraging unemployed educators to apply for jobs in other departments
    • Impact of training is being assessed
personnel
Personnel
  • Staffing levels
    • Overall 67%
    • 9 Directorates under 60%
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Personnel
  • Resolution 7/2002
    • Finalised in September 2003
  • Misplaced and Mismatched Educators (adequate posts but do not fit criteria)
    • 1170 at 1/1/2004
    • 289 at 26/7/2004
    • 3 closed vacancy lists
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Personnel
  • Section 6A
    • Court challenge SAOU and FEDSAS
      • High court ruled in favour of dept
    • Posts filled with temporary educators due to granting of appeal by high court
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Personnel
  • Transfer of unqualified educators
    • 14 already transferred to admin posts in schools
    • Those who did not apply for bursaries and who are mismatched will now be transferred to admin posts in schools
progress on implementation communication
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Communication
  • The Department adopted a new logo which was launched on 1 October 2004
progress on implementation partnerships continued
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Partnerships (continued)
  • Education Trust is currently funding the construction of a new primary school and repairs and rehabilitation of buildings for an Education Resource Centre
  • Contributions for the two projects were as follows:
    • Transnet Limited - R2,5 million
    • Zenex Foundation - R 600 000
    • FSDoE R 3,6 million
progress on implementation partnerships
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Partnerships
  • Partnership Unit created to deal with the Education Trust and PPP
  • The Education Trust was established as a “Special Purpose Vehicle” to facilitate and enhance service delivery within the FSDoE through partnerships with private donor organisations
  • The trust focuses on infrastructure development, provisioning of physical resources and human resource development
progress on implementation inclusive education
PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION:Inclusive Education
  • 3 primary schools (Mojaho, Letlotlo and Maboloka) to be converted into full service
  • 3 special schools (Tswellang, Thiboloha, Leboneng) to be converted into Resources Centres completed.
roll over request
Roll-over Request
  • Capital works and maintenance
    • R15,435,000
  • Equipment
    • R10,813,000
  • LTSM
    • R22,245,000
  • Other Conditional Grants and Flemish Project
    • R3,360,000
reasons for low spending
Reasons for low spending
  • Implementation of BAS
  • Implementation of new Standard Chart of Accounts
  • Budget blocking
  • Down time mainly on LOGIS
  • BAS not functioning effectively to date
  • Improved Conditions of Service implementation delayed
norms and standards schools
Norms and Standards Schools
  • Schools’ allocations to be based on a national norm to ensure that there is equity in the amount spent per pupil across provincial boundaries.
  • Aim to ensure learners in schools in the very poor communities will not have to pay school fees.
  • A “basic minimum package” to learners cost between R600 to a R1000 per learner depending on assumptions.
  • Actual: Only Water & Electricity, Photocopy machine cost per learner in smaller schools much higher than R516