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The coastal province of the Eastern Cape, which is largely rural in nature, accounts for approximately 22.2% of all schools in the country, according to School Realities 2016. The province has 23 education districts in the country, standing at 23.

Libode and Mount Frere, both on the eastern side of the province, were selected to be included in the eight NECT target districts. The two districts together include 802 schools, 13 174 teachers and 777 134 learners.

The first six months of 2014 focused on profiling the districts, setting up projects and building relationships with the district offices. In July 2014, the work of the NECT in the province moved into its implementation phase through the provision of intense support to the 92 (11%) Fresh Start Schools (FSS) which serve as test sites for NECT innovations. The NECT is currently preparing to scale up innovations to benefit all schools in the two target districts from the beginning of 2017.

The Eastern Cape project office comprises a staff of 35, ranging from curriculum and leadership specialists to learner, parent and community support coaches.

Recent Articles, Reports & Blogs

Vuwani Funding Update

Sep 02, 2016

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.

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The Digital Education Show Africa 2016 is back

Aug 19, 2016

Africa’s leading education conference and exhibition you won’t want to miss

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Rapid appraisals of NECT’s work underway in 8 districts

Aug 16, 2016

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.

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Highlights on Work in Schools

Aug 08, 2016

Teachers and learners in NECT supported districts are now covering more of the curriculum effectively, than was the case in 2015.

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