The National Education Collaboration Trust launches in Limpopo!

MEC of Basic Education in Limpopo, Hon. Maaria Ishmael Kgetjepe, and the District Steering Committee Chairperson of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), John Dombo will officially launch an education transformation programme of the NECT in Limpopo.

The NECT is launching its education transformation programme in the Waterberg district of Limpopo province. Waterberg is one of the eight districts where the NECT is working with government, business, labour and civil society to improve education quality. The NECT was set up to deliver the educational objective of Chapter 9 of the National Development Plan (NDP) – “that 90% of learners should pass mathematics, science and languages with at least 50% by 2030”.

The event will serve as a platform to widely inform Waterberg education stakeholders of important improvement work that partners have started working on in the district. Updates on the progress made, plans and the expectations of the stakeholders in the programme will also be presented.

The launch will be attended by

  • MEC of Basic Education in Limpopo, Hon. Maaria Ishmael Kgetjepe;
  • Mayor of Mokopane
  • Private sector representatives – which contribute a significant proportion of NECT funding;
  • Officials from across the public sector;
  • School governing bodies and parents;
  • Trade union representatives; and  
  • Civil society representatives.


The objective set out by the NDP is an ambitious one and will need close collaboration by all sectors if it is to be achieved. Indeed many other objectives identified in the NDP are contingent on the educational objectives being met. The education sector bears a heavy responsibility, which it has realised can only be achieved through a multi-sectoral collaborative effort.

We need you to get involved! Education will improve if there is a collaborative effort between business, government, labour and civil society. Every school needs strong political, cultural and professional commitment.

Join the NECT network and be an ambassador of change. We can all stand for education in our areas of influence.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 15 October 2015

Time: 10h00

Venue: Education Multi Purpose Center (EMPC) Mogalakwena, Former Mokopane College of Education, Mahwelereng.

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