Free State Education Department

Mission: The Free State Department of Education is committed to providing a free, compulsory, universal, and equal education system for all children in the Free State Province.

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Promotion of Sound Corporate Governance:
    • Ensuring sustainable use of resources.
    • Providing overall management to the Department.
    • Offering support and related services to educational institutions.
    • Subsidizing independent schools in accordance with norms and standards.
  2. Provision of Effective and Accessible Quality Basic Education:
    • Delivering effective teaching and learning to all learners from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
    • Ensuring access to quality education for learners with special needs.
    • Expanding and universalizing Grade R education.
  3. Provision of Relevant and Accessible Further Education and Training (FET) Programs:
    • Developing skills for economic growth and development through FET programs.
    • Offering quality education for adults and out-of-school youth.

Contact Details:

  • Postal Address: Private Bag X20565, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • Physical Address: Fidel Castro Building, Room 1601, 16th Floor, 55 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • Tel: 051 404 8314 / 8430 / 8432
  • Website: