Northern Cape Provincial Government EXCO outreach


The MEC for Education, Ms Martha Bartlett accompanied by the senior management in the Department, as part of the Northern Cape Provincial Government EXCO Outreach in the Pixley Ka Seme District, visited schools in Noupoort and Hanover. During these visits, we addressed learners, especially the Grade 12's to ensure that learners are well prepared and motivated ahead of their final and most important examinations.


As a Department, we are offering our Grade 12's with all the necessary support to ensure that learners can successfully complete their schooling career, as they are currently busy with weekend lock inn sessions. We are pulling out all stops ahead of the final exams, with most Grade 12's will be attending extended Spring Camps for a period of 10 days. 


The Department of Education is doing all we can do to ensure an improved learner performance across all grades. It is now up to our learners to relate what they have learnt (on the answer sheets during the examinations )and deliver on our expectations. We strongly appeal to parents and all school communities to continue to support their children and create a conducive environment at home to study. The active participation and involvement of parents in their children's education is crucial, especially during this time of the year.


During this week we will have scheduled meetings with the School Governing Bodies and School Management Teams to raise support for the Class of 2017 and donate sanitary towels to girl child learners in need. The Sanitary Towel Campaign is not just about supplying sanitary towels to young women, it is about making significant life-changing differences. The sanitary towels do not only enable girls to attend class regularly, the effect is greater in the sense that this improves on the government’s goal of making access to education simpler and eventually ensuring better economic exposure for young women.