Name: Mpumalanga PMDP Schools
Duration: 2013 to 2014
Funders: Mpumalanga Department of Basic Education, Anglo American Chairman’s Fund
Client: Mpumalanga Department of Basic Education
Scope: 79 schools in the Bohlabela district – 4 circuits
Value: R2.6 Million
The impact of the programme will be established once the ANA and NSC results become available in 2014/5. There is in principle agreement with the department to extend the programme in the 2014/5 financial year.
The NSC results of the PMDP schools improved by an average of 6.7%, compared to a prior drop of 0.4%. Unfortunately, ANA results could not be compared fro the same period.
Majority of schools improved on learner and teacher attendance as well as curriculum coverage tracking practice.
The province has subsequently commissioned a rollout to 320 across all 4 districts from 2011.
“What I appreciated about the programme is that it is more practical. It wants to ensure that practical application is learnt. That is what makes it different.”