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The Agents of change
We have stationed five new trainees in each of the NECT districts. “The Agents of Change” is their platform to provide insights into some of their experiences and their changing perceptions of the education landscape as influenced through personal encounters.
[PODCAST] Enoch Rabotapi's opening speech at the PSRIP
Enoch Rabotapi's opening speech at the PSRIP on 30 November 2017 at St George's Hotel.
[PODCAST] Foundation Phase English First Additional Language Subject Advisors on expectations for their training over the next 3 days.
The NECT and DBE with funding from the ETDP SETA are embarking on an intensive programme to develop and improve the teaching of reading in the Foundation Phase in 1670 schools across the country.
A Case Of Active Citizenry: Community Volunteers At The Forefront Of Education Improvement
In a demonstration of the practical implementation of the National Development (NDP), local community leaders are heeding the call for “active citizenry” by volunteering their time and energy towards education improvement.
Vuwani Funding Update
Since the last update issued on 16 July on the status of funding for Vuwani, pledges of assistance for the restoration of learning and teaching in the area have increased from R10 000 000 to R10 829 928.
The Digital Education Show Africa 2016 is back
Africa’s leading education conference and exhibition you won’t want to miss
Rapid appraisals of NECT’s work underway in 8 districts
The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has dispatched eight teams comprising its Monitoring and Quality Assurance team, an NECT district team representative, a district official, an NECT trustee and a funding partner representative to conduct rapid appraisals in all eight districts supported by the NECT.
Basic Education Minister Motshekga welcomes agreement on the reopening of Vuwani schools
The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga has welcomed with relief the agreement in Vuwani that will lift the shutdown and allow schools to reopen. The agreement between the Government and Traditional Leadership in Vuwani sees the restoration of education services in the area from August 4.
Crowd resourcing to get Vuwani back on track: Show Solidarity with Schools in Vuwani and Restore the Right to Learn!
The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), in collaboration with SECTION 27, Basic Education For All (BEFA), the Helen Suzman Foundation and Kagiso Trust, calls on South Africans to support endeavours to get schooling in Vuwani back on track. Within a few hours of making the call, the partners have been able to secure financial and in-kind contributions worth R1,4 million.
Religious, teacher, learner bodies and others stakeholders take practical steps to restore sanity in Vuwani
Louis Trichardt 8th May 2016 – The Vhembe Pastors Forum took a decision to preach a common sermon this Sunday, denouncing the destruction and looting of school property and the disruption of schooling in Vuwani.
SAICA: supporting government and the NDP in creating quality education
A Life Orientation reader providing curriculum support to Grade Nine learners and their teachers on vital issues, The All Stars: Every Step Counts, is the latest addition to SAICA’s proactive engagement in support of government’s NDP goals.
NECT programmes improving learning outcomes in Bohlabela
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) are working together to improve learning outcomes in the Bohlabela district of the Mpumalanga province through focused school monitoring visits, teaching tools and ongoing support for teachers. The aim is to improve learning outcomes by ensuring a full curriculum coverage in the 2016 academic year.
NECT upskills youth in Limpopo
Throughout 2015 and into 2016, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and other education stakeholders continued its work in the Vhembe and Waterberg districts schools, for improved education outcomes.
North West Class of 2015 Exceeded National Average Matriculation Pass Rate
The North West province exceeded the national average matriculation pass rate of 70.7%, with 27 118 of 33 286 North West matriculants (81.5%) passing the 2015 end of year national examinations. This places the province in 4th place in the 2015 matric pass rates results.
Mt. Frere’s Kayaletu Makha proves learners can excel with good support
In partnership with Department of Basic Education (DBE), the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is implementing a number of intervention programmes in the Libode and Mt Frere districts of the Eastern Cape province, the programmes are specifically designed to address challenges faced by poor performing schools, including curriculum coverage and learner welfare.
Results prove NECT’s commitment to drastic improvement in learning outcomes
The Amaphuthu High School, one of the schools in the National Education Collaboration Trust’s (NECT) Fresh Start Schools (FSS) initiative in the uThungulu district, in the Nkandla region of the KwaZulu-Natal province, managed to improve its pass rate from 18% in 2014 to 34% in 2015.
Call for Expression of Interest to conduct an Output to Purpose Review
The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) seeks to appoint an appropriate service provider to conduct an output to purpose review of its strategic direction and programmatic activities since its inception.
Minister commends education NGOs for innovation and excellence
Press release [11 March 2016] - In 25 years of working in the Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) space in South Africa, respected NGO activist, Prof John Volmink had never been invited to an Education NGO Leadership Summit, until this week.
NECT congratulates winners of 16th Annual National Teacher Awards
The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) congratulates the recipients of the 2016 National Teaching Awards. We salute all South Africa’s teachers who remain dedicated year-round to making a difference in their schools and communities.
NECT partners with South Africa’s largest Iron Ore mining company to improve performance of schools in Thabazimbi
Collaboration with Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC), a subsidiary of Kumba Iron Ore, to deliver tangible benefits for 21 schools

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