During the recent Colloquium hosted by SAIDE in Durban, one of the presentations under the ‘Curriculum Coverage and Progression Policies’ stream, was that of the Auditor General’s office, through Dr Takalani Rambau.
The exciting revelation for us was that the 7 areas used in the PSA’s recently launched electronic ‘Assessor Tool’ have a very close resemblance to the 7 areas presented by AGSA, as being the areas identified by the joint AGSA & DBE planning team and termed the “NDP-derived focus areas” currently used to conduct performance audits in the education sector.
Out of seven, the only 2 areas that are not catered for in the Assessor Tool are “Access & Equity”. The second area, which is “Skills Planning” is somewhat covered in the Assessor under the ‘Teacher Development’ element, however not to the extent that fully addresses skills development for the whole school. This NDP alignment provides a very important re-assurance for our team.
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