Friday, 28 September 2012

Summit on Eastern Cape Education - [Communities Gather]

Mini-Summit on Eastern Cape Education On 25 August 2012, a group of citizens, NGOs and organisations gathered in Grahamstown at Rhodes University to discuss the role of parents, communities and school governing bodies in education. The summit was the collective effort of SOSAC, Public Participation in Education Network, Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism, Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethic and Rhodes University Community Engagement office . SOSAC played a coordinating and organising role. Guest speakers at the event were the Chair of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education Hope Malgas, Prof Mary Metcalfe, Prof Somadoda Fikeni. The summit formed a working group to take issues of common interest forward. Click here for a link to a video of Prof Somadoda Fikeni talking on the culture of education and African languages.

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