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ANNUAL REPORT 2012/13 DEPARTMENT HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING Presentation to the Select Committee on Education and Recreation 23 October 2013. Presentation Outline. Achievements Background Information Programme Performance on Predetermined Objectives Achievements

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    1. ANNUAL REPORT 2012/13 DEPARTMENT HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING Presentation to the Select Committee on Education and Recreation 23 October 2013

    2. Presentation Outline • Achievements • Background Information • Programme Performance on Predetermined Objectives • Achievements • Targets partially and not achieved • Current status of targets • Financial Statements • Audit Report • 2012/13 – Allocation versus Expenditure • Main Reasons for Under-Expenditure

    3. Achievements • Further Education and Training student headcount enrolments increased by 90% from 345 566 in 2010 to 657 690 in 2012 • Student headcount enrolments at universities increased by 14% from 837 779 in in 2010 to 953 375 in 2012 • The establishment of the two new universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape. Both universities will open their doors in 2014 in selected academic programmes, using existing buildings • Demerger of Medunsa Campus from University of Limpopo and establishment of a new university of health sciences • Building of 12 new Further Education and Training campuses and refurbishment of 2 campuses • Improved HR and financial management in FET College sector

    4. Achievements • NSFAS which is the primary tool to ensure access for poor students to post-school education has assisted 1.4 million students since 1991 with many NSFAS alumni now playing an important role in our economy and society • NSFAS student bursary funding at FET Colleges has increased from R318 million in 2010 benefitting 61 703 students to R1.988 billion in 2013 targeting 222 817 students • NSFAS student bursary funding at Universities has increased from R2.2 billion in 2010 benefitting 148 387 students to R3.693 billion in 2013 targeting 210 000 students • Expansion and strengthening of teacher education for all education sub-sectors, including pre-schooling, schooling and post-schooling has resulted in an increase from just under 6 000 new teacher graduates in 2008 to 12 999 in 2012

    5. Background Information • The 2012/13 Annual Report is the third Annual Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training • For the 2012/13 financial year the Department had a total of 107 planned targets: • 62 targets were achieved • 33 targets were partially achieved • 12 targets were not achieved • 11 of the partially and not achieved targets have subsequently been achieved post 31 March 2013 • Implementation of the phasing-in of VCET function shift and other matters

    6. National Certificate (Vocational) Certification • Unlike the traditional matric examination, examinations for FET colleges are conducted seven times a year and twice a year for AET, with candidates being assessed and certificated in each of these nine examination cycles • Prior to the establishment of the Department in 2009, certification challenges had already existed in the issuing of NC(V) certificates • 322 214 NC(V) Levels 2 to 4 certificates have been issued • 16 602 certificates were initially not issued because public FET Colleges owed certification fees to Umalusi. The Department has successfully intervened and ensured that Umalusi lifts this block. Certificates, which are now being processed for release • 3 491 certificates have not been issued by Umalusi because of outstanding certification fees owed by private FET Colleges. The Department has contacted each of these institutions to settle outstanding certification debt • 18 106 certificates have not been processed due to data anomalies in the candidate’s datasets. This is the actual backlog. The Department is in constant engagement with SITA to address these anomalies. SITA is also in the process of sourcing additional capacity to resolve this matter

    7. Leakages of FET Examination Papers • Leakages affect only the Engineering Studies Trimester examination cycles: • November 2012 and April 2013 (24 subjects): Candidates implicated at several centres along with individual candidates at other centres. Leakages reported 2 days ahead of examination • August 2013 (16 subjects): Candidates implicated at only one centre and limited to individual candidates per centre at other centres – leakages reported during or after the examination • Measures put in place: • Changed distribution to daily delivery of question papers during August 2013 examinations, i.e. afternoon before, instead of 1-2 weeks in advance as was happening in previous examination cycles • Exploring viability of moving daily delivery to the morning of the examination • Collaboration with National Police Commissioner’s office to investigate and detect source of leakages • Arrests have been made and disciplinary enquiries are underway with regards to implicated staff and students

    8. FET College Councils • Number of Colleges which currently have council governance structures • Sixteen public FET Colleges currently have council governance structures • Due date for the appointment of Councils • The appointments to the Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo Councils have been completed. Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West shortlisting and due diligence have already been completed and appointments will be made during November 2013 • Mpumalanga and Western CapeCouncils are still in place as they have not yet expired • 8 Colleges under administration with their governance structure being fulfilled by the Administrators

    9. FET College Principal and Deputy Principal Posts • Principals: • Post advertised: 13 • Interviews conducted: 11 • Posts due for short listing: 2 • Appointments made: 7 • Due for re-advertisement: 3 • Interviews done and in process of appointment: 1 • Deputy Principals: • Number appointed: 21 • Vacant: 11 posts are in the process of being filled

    10. FET College Turnaround Strategy • To support on human resource management aspects, 20 Human Resource generalists have been appointed and deployed to FET colleges • South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA) have been deployed Chartered Accountants in all FET colleges with a view to strengthen financial management capacity • A College Improvement Project in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo Province is being implemented • Substantive actions are currently being implemented in FET colleges in pursuit of improved student performance which includes the following: • - Daily monitoring of student attendance, particularly for bursary recipients where travel and accommodation allowance disbursement is linked to attendance • - The administration of the student selection and placement test at the commencement of the academic year • - Delivery of academic support programmes

    11. Programme 1: Administration Purpose: To conduct the overall management of the Department and provide centralised support services

    12. Link between Expenditure and Budgets and performance plans in relation to key indicators

    13. Programme 1: Administration Achievements:

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    21. Programme 1: Administration • Strategy to deal with under performance in targets in achieved: • In dealing with the delayed resolutions of disciplinary cases, the Department intends to provide the Chairpersons with a mandate not to allow/grant unnecessary postponements which results into delays. • Compliance with the Human Resource Strategic Planning Framework will improve as: • - The HR Plan has now been approved and there is improved capacity • - Report on the implementation of the HR Plan has been developed for submission to DPSA • - Macro-organisational structure has been approved by the Minister and was submitted to MPSA for consultation • - Micro-organisational structure has been approved • - Service Delivery Improvement Plan has been approved

    22. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination Purpose: To provide strategic direction in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Department policies. Coordinate activities in relation to the HRDS for South Africa.

    23. Link between Expenditure and Budgets and performance plans in relation to key indicators

    24. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination Achievements:

    25. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

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    29. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

    30. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

    31. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

    32. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

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    34. Programme 2: Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination

    35. Programme 3: University Education Purpose: To develop and coordinate policy and regulatory frameworks for an effective and efficient university education system. To provide financial support to universities, the National Student Financial Scheme and the National Institute for Higher Education

    36. Link between Expenditure and Budgets and performance plans in relation to key indicators

    37. Programme 3: University Education Achievements: Note 1: The achievement reported as at 31 March 2013 are the 2011 audited figures

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    50. Programme 3: University Education