Education Lekgotla a Success: Strengthening Partnerships for Educational Advancement

On Monday, April 29, 2024, the North West Department of Education hosted a successful Education Lekgotla at Sun City Resort, bringing together key stakeholders from various sectors to discuss and strategize ways to enhance educational advancement in our communities. The gathering served as a platform for the Department to engage with stakeholders in the business sector, urging them to collaborate closely in the Department’s shared commitment to educational excellence.

Viola Motsumi, MEC for Education in the North West, expressed her excitement at the remarkable success of the Lekgotla. She noted the overwhelming enthusiasm from stakeholders, many of whom demonstrated a keen willingness to pledge support towards educational initiatives.

“Today’s success at the Education Lekgotla demonstrates the power of collaboration in driving meaningful change. I am heartened by the eagerness of stakeholders to invest in our educational endeavours, and I look forward to the positive impact of our collective efforts. We continue to ask for more stakeholders to join the wagon of taking an interest in the education of our children as a demonstration of the freedom we want to see realised going forward.” Motsumi echoed.

Among those who graced the event is Deputy Minister for Basic Education, Dr. Reginah Mhaule, who emphasized the importance of improving inter-stakeholder collaboration.

Dr. Mhaule underscored that “our educational goals can only be attained through a unified approach, uniting educators, administrators, community leaders, and industry experts to craft a cohesive basic educational strategy. as well as to enable us to adapt to new teaching methods, integrate technology in our classrooms, and prepare our students for a world where change is the only constant”, Mhaule expressed.

The Department of Education extends its gratitude to all participants for their invaluable contributions towards shaping the future of education in our nation with a committed that fosters partnerships that transcend school fence boundaries.


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Author: tkhechane