Advancing excellence in quality education provision
The Mpumalanga Department of Education commits to work with its stakeholders to promote effective teaching and learning through good governance, capable management and proficient leadership.
Since 2001, the department has been shifting its focus from establishing broad policy and governance structures and stabilisation of the education system, to improving access, quality and equity. Recent policy pronouncements from the Presidential State of the Nation Address point to the centrality of Education in driving an accelerated and shared economic growth. 2015/2016 financial year is a beginning of a new 5 Year Cycle 2015 – 2020 whereby the focus will be on implementing the National Development Plan through the priorities as outlined Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014 -2019 of Government.
In order to achieve the outcome of improved quality of basic education, there will be a focus on improving the quality of teaching so that results improve, as measured by internationally benchmarked tests. Targets have been set for the improvements in results at various grades over time. In order to achieve this, we will be providing all schools with appropriate learner and teacher support materials such as lesson plans, workbooks and textbooks, to ensure proper coverage of the curriculum. Curriculum coverage and the utilisation of these resources will be closely monitored as this is part of the non-negotiables for the sector.
The monitoring of the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in both General Education Training (GET) and Further Education Training (FET) phases of the system will be prioritised. Some children live far away from school. Others need special education and local schools may not offer this, and many are from poor homes. To achieve this we will continue to make the number of no-fee schools available and to increase feeding schemes to assist children from poor families.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.
The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.
Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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