North West Education Department

The North West Department of Education is dedicated to providing quality basic education, aiming for higher learner achievement through educator excellence and comprehensive support services. Our mission is deeply rooted in the belief that every learner deserves access to an education that equips them for success in their academic pursuits and beyond.

Aligned with our mission, we have outlined strategic goals that guide our efforts towards excellence in education provision and support:

  • Effective and Efficient Governance and Management Systems: Implementing governance and management systems that are both effective and efficient, ensuring optimal operation of educational institutions.
  • Quality Curriculum Implementation and School Support Programmes: Focusing on the effective implementation of quality curriculum and providing comprehensive support programs to schools, ensuring a conducive learning environment.
  • Expanded Inclusive Education: Promoting inclusivity in education by expanding opportunities for learners from diverse backgrounds and abilities, ensuring equitable access to quality education.
  • Registered and Monitored Independent Schools: Monitoring and regulating independent schools to ensure compliance with education standards and policies, fostering a conducive learning environment for all learners.
  • Strengthened Special Schools: Enhancing the capabilities of special schools in accordance with relevant policies, ensuring that learners with special needs receive the support and resources they require.
  • Improved Provision of Vocational and Occupational Education and Training: Enhancing vocational and occupational education and training programs to equip learners with relevant skills for the workforce, contributing to economic development and growth.
  • Expanded Adult Literacy and Training: Increasing access to adult literacy and training programs, empowering adults to enhance their skills and knowledge, thereby fostering lifelong learning and development.

For further information or inquiries, please contact us at:

  • Postal Address: Private Bag X2044, Mmabatho, 2735
  • Physical Address: 2nd Floor, Garona Building, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho
  • Tel: 018 388 2970
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