The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga ac-knowledged and recognised the contribution of education dis-tricts at the 2018 National Education Excellence Awards which was held on Friday 06 April in Menlyn, Preto-ria.
The district awards are aimed at complementing the national teach-ing awards and national school nutri-tion programme awards and to cele-brate district excellence in areas fo-cused on improving the quality of learn-ing outcomes.
The 2018 Education Excellence Awards brings together different awards in the system. The consoli-dation of the awards has seen an introduction of new categories of re-cognition.
The department has been recog-
nising and celebrating districts that have shown consistent improve-ment or maintained excellent per-formance across all levels of the sys-tem since the first awards ceremony was held in April 2014.
District Excellence Awards cate-gories are: Overall Top Performing District, Top Performing District In NSC Examination, Most Improved District, Top Performing Ordinary Public School (Quintile 1 – 5) and Top Performing LSEN (Learners with special educational needs) School
The ZF Mgcawu district office scooped three awards during this year’s national awards. They re-ceived the awards for the Best Performing District in Mathematics and Physical Sciences, obtained the third position for the implementation
of the national school nutrition pro-gramme (NSNP) and Soverby Pri-mary School was awarded for the second best school for its outstand-ing implementation of the NSNP.
“It is evident that our programmes are yielding positive results in our schools and at our district offices. We will continue to pursue excel-lence in education to further improve the quality of education in all our schools across the province. We congratulate the ZF Mgcawu district office under the leadership of Mr Gordon March, the dedicated staff and all schools for their commitment towards the future of many learners. We are confident that other districts will follow suit and translate into an overall improvement in the aca-demic performance across all gra-des.”
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