The Rationalization process of schools has already commenced and is at an advanced stage. NAPTOSA is serving on both the Provincial Task Team and the Provincial Steering Committee. The Team and the PSC are currently dealing with Phase 2 of the rationalization process. We appeal to all members that are affected by the process to report urgently to the provincial office (Naptosa) on any challenges that affect them adversely.

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RATIONALIZATION OF SCHOOLS

 

The Rationalization process of schools has already commenced and is at an advanced stage. NAPTOSA is serving on both the Provincial Task Team and the Provincial Steering Committee. The Team and the PSC are currently dealing with Phase 2 of the rationalization process. We appeal to all members that are affected by the process to report urgently to the provincial office (Naptosa) on any challenges that affect them adversely.

 

The reports we receive from Departmental officials is that the process is progressing swiftly without any serious hiccups. Should there be any contradictions to these assertions, we shall appreciate members bringing this to the attention of the CEO. Members are encouraged to participate actively in Task Teams at various levels of the department such as schools, circuit offices and districts.

 

The whole process must not disadvantage both teachers and learners.  Consultation of affected players within the schooling community cannot be over-emphasised.

 

The process may however be impacted upon by a number of factors such as:

·         Provision of personnel as a result of establishment of new grades

·         Infrastructure such as classrooms, toilets for learners and educators, staffroom, laboratories, libraries, multi-media centres etc

·         Is the water and electricity?

·         Learner transport

·         Furniture

·         LTSM

·         Budget for 2013/2014

 

Please inform us urgently on how rationalization is impacting on you so that Both Mr Ditlopo and Mr Masondo can represent you well in the rationalization meetings. Without your inputs, we will only take issues raised by Departmental officials at face value.

 

ANA 2013

 

The ANA tests will be administered from 10-13 September 2013. DBE is busy with the development of the test which should ready by end of May. The timetable has not been released yet but should be available by end of May. The design of the tests will be the similar to the one used last year.

 

NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (NSC) EXAMINATIONS

 

The 2013 NSC examinations will commence on 28 October 2013 and conclude on 29 November 2013.

 

PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE

 

The Provincial Conference will be held on the 6th September 2013 at a venue still to be confirmed.

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