Monday, September 7, 2015

Operation Phakisa goes online as ICT in Education LAB convenes at Birchwood

The Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe together with the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga will on Sunday 06 September 2015 launch the education leg of Operation Phakisa under the banner ‘’ICT in Education: Leveraging ICTs to improve Basic Education’’

Over the past 20 years the South African government has worked to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the basic education sector.  As part of governments commitment to improving and administering quality basic education, the government of South Africa adopted the Big Fast Results (BFR) problem-solving methodology which was developed and successfully implemented by the government of Malaysia, an approach that seeks to facilitate the development of detailed plans with a strong theory of change, advocating for strong monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and accountability frameworks which are essential for the successful implementation of national goals and priorities.

The ICT in Education main lab will take place at the Birchwood Hotel on 06 September – 02 October 2015 and will feature key stakeholders and critical decision makers convene for an intensive 4 weeks to produce detailed and measurable plans, as opposed to higher level planning. 

Members of the media are invited to attend the opening session of the labs as follow:

Date:                  Sunday, 06 September 2015
Venue:               Birchwood Hotel and Conference Venue, Boksburg, Johannesburg
Time:                 18h00 


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