The Limpopo Department of Education recently concluded a two-day Education Performance Improvement and Sustainability workshop in Polokwane. The workshop was aimed at strategizing new ways on how to improve learner performance in the province.

Experts from different institutions in the country joined MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, district directors and senior department officials. They plotted ways to enhance collaboration and collective learning and reflected on the challenges and success.

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In 2023, matric results improved from 72,1 in 2022 to 79,54% pass rate. An impressive 7.4 per cent improvement the province has ever achieved.

In 2023, the department practised the following strategies to better matric results: Enrichment Classes- Autom, winter, and spring classes. Rapid Response Intervention-focused on learners at risk, performing at levels 1 and 2 from their Mid-Year Examinations. HOD’s curriculum reflection sessions with District Directors, Circuit Managers and Principals of Secondary schools throughout the province. Accountability Sessions with underperforming Districts, Circuits, and Schools and Interventions by the schools and Circuits.

Limpopo Office of the Premier emphasised that this capacity needs to be built from ECD level to Matric. By 2030 Limpopo must have an education system with better high literacy and numeracy. Improvement of access to school infrastructure, computers, libraries, and provision of sanitary towels to girls especially in rural schools must be implemented from now onwards.

The Limpopo Department of Education recently concluded a two-day Education Performance Improvement and Sustainability workshop
Delegates at the two-day Education Performance Improvement and Sustainability workshop


“I want to plead with you that this workshop is about us on how to improve our results, it is not up to how many years of experience you have in the Department. Give us what is best in you because I believe in each one of you that we can make it better,” said MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya.

“Teaching is a painful profession because if we don’t transform generation through education, our areas will be breeding grounds for criminals. Wbecomes an expensive exercise to repair the damage,” she adds.

“If we don’t deliver the best education, Team Education was grateful to have learned a few strategies and the importance of how to improve Performance improvement sustainability from various University professors during the workshop. The department seeks to carry the vision forward in all ways of working rooted in the communities. Including partnership with diverse education stakeholders.”