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Title: DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION


1
ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11 DEPARTMENT HIGHER
EDUCATION AND TRAINING Presentation to
the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and
Training 11 October 2010
2
Presentation Outline
  • Background Information and Composition of the
    Annual Report
  • Performance on Predetermined Objectives
  • Auditor-General Report and Report on Financial
    Outcome

3
Background Composition of Annual Report
  • The Department was established during the macro
    re-organisation process of the National
    Government during 2009/10
  • The Department became independently operational
    with effect from 1 April 2010 and the 2010/11
    financial was, therefore the first reporting
    period of the Department
  • The Annual Report includes the following
    information
  • - General information of the Department including
    the message from the Minister and Deputy Minister
  • Information on predetermined objectives This
    chapter in the report includes information on key
    strategic objectives and achievements for the
    2010/11 financial year (This will be the emphasis
    of the next part of the presentation)
  • Annual Financial Statements Although the
    emphasis is on the statements of the Department,
    the report also includes the statements of the
    QCTO, the former Department of Education and the
    NSF
  • Report on Human Resources Management

4
Background Composition of Annual Report
  • QCTO The QCTO was listed by the Minister of
    Finance on 31 December 2010, retrospective from 1
    April 2010. The QCTO was, however, not in a
    position to function independently and it was
    agreed between the QCTO, National Treasury and
    the Auditor-General that the performance
    information and annual financial statements of
    the QCTO could be included in the Annual Report
    of the Department
  • NSF As has been the practice, the performance
    information and annual financial statements is
    incorporated in the Departments report
  • Department of Education The Department is still
    listed in Schedule 1 of the Public Service as a
    functional Department. A Ministerial letter will
    be addressed to the Minister of Public Service
    and Administration to request the final
    abolishment of the Department (with effect from 1
    April 2012). In addition, an agreement was
    reached between the two new Education Departments
    (in consultation with the Auditor-General and
    National Treasury) to ensure the closure of all
    outstanding balances and the transfer of
    uncleared balances to the relevant new Education
    Department by 31 March 2012

5
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 1 Administration
  • As a newly established Department, the focus for
    2010/11 was to put the necessary administrative
    systems, policies and procedures into place, as
    well as to provide core capacity for the smooth
    running of the department.
  • One key focal area was the filling of critical
    senior management positions
  • The department had to improve efficiency by
    implementing the necessary information and
    communication technology infrastructure and to
    establish sustainable, business-appropriate
    enterprise architecture processes in the
    department.

6
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 2 Human Resource Development, Planning
    and Monitoring Coordination
  • Human Resource Development
  • Key Objective To establish the Human Resource
    Development (HRD) Council and its structures and
    to support, coordinate and manage the work-plan
    of the HRD council.
  • Key Achievements The Human Resource Development
    Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) was established
    and had four successful meetings.

7
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 2 Human Resource Development, Planning
    and Monitoring Coordination
  • Planning, Information, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Coordination
  • Key Objectives To develop an integrated
    management information system for planning and
    monitoring purposes, to support the development
    of coherent career information services and to
    ensure credible planning processes in the
    department.
  • Key Achievements
  • - The scope and plan for the fully integrated
    management information system was compiled and
    implementation will commence in 2011/2012
  • - Survey data collections and baseline data was
    collected for FET Colleges and Adult Education
    and Training Centres
  • - The HEDCOM subcommittee on Information and
    Planning was established with all provinces to
    manage the planning and data collection processes
    for the FET and AET sectors
  • - In collaboration with SAQA, the career advice
    services project was launched as a ministerial
    flagship project.

8
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 2 Human Resource Development, Planning
    and Monitoring Coordination
  • International Relations
  • Key Objectives To pursue African advancement and
    enhanced international cooperation in education
    and training and to strengthen South-South,
    North-South, and multilateral cooperation in
    education and training.
  • Key Achievements
  • - Participated in and contributed to meetings of
    the African Union, SADC and ADEA, as well as
    structured bilateral meetings with a number of
    other African countries
  • - Attended the 4th IBSA Summit in Brazil, during
    which academics from the three countries
    participated in the IBSA Academic Forum
  • - Participated in a higher education conference
    with the European Union in Cape Town
  • - Held structured bilateral meetings with
    countries of the north and south, and hosted a
    number of international delegations on study
    visits.

9
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 2 Human Resource Development, Planning
    and Monitoring Coordination
  • Legal and Legislative Services
  • Key Objectives To provide effective legal
    advice, on time, to the Minister, the Department,
    government and the public on education
    legislation and law and to manage any litigation
    concerning the Ministry and the department.
  • Key Achievements
  • - Legal opinions were given on various aspects
    including the impact of Section 29 of the
    Constitution on Skills Development
  • - Provided advice on the Memorandum of
    Understanding with HESA concerning the
    India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Academic Forum
  • - The Further Education and Training Colleges
    Amendment Bill, 2011, The Higher Education Laws
    Amendment Bill, 2011 and the Skills Development
    Amendment Bill, 2011 were drafted for comments

10
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 2 Human Resource Development, Planning
    and Monitoring Coordination
  • Social Inclusion in Education
  • Key Objectives To establish a well functioning
    social inclusion, equity and transformation unit
    within the department, to monitor and research
    transformation processes in the higher education
    and training system and to identify and monitor
    curriculum innovations in citizenship and values
    education.
  • Key Achievements
  • - Defined Social Inclusion in higher education
    and training by identifying relevant units for
    collaboration, departmental policies and plans,
    that address social inclusion and equity issues
  • - Rendered strategic support and a liaison role
    to the DHET-SAQASABC Education Career Guidance
    advocacy project
  • - Represented Department on the Presidential
    Steering Committee on Nation Building led by the
    Department of Justice and Constitutional
    Development

11
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • Academic Planning and Management
  • Key Objectives To improve enrolment planning so
    as to produce quality graduates, enhance the
    national Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) grid
    by refining and aligning universities' PQMs with
    the National Plan for Higher Education, provide
    financial management and management support to
    institutions, improve access to post-school
    education in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape,
    improve access to universities via the
    establishment of a National University Education
    Information and Application Service and support
    the improvement of the structure and efficacy of
    the National Student Financial Aid Scheme
  • Key Achievements
  • - Compiled a national enrolment view in line with
    the parameters of the Government priorities and
    growth possibilities within the university sector
    and the proposed MTEF allocations
  • - The Programme Qualification Mix grid was
    completed and is currently being populated with
    the new approved HEQF programmes of each
    institution

12
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • Academic Planning and Management
  • Key Achievements (continue)
  • - Constituted two task teams to review and make
    recommendations on the establishment of new
    universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape
  • - A site visit was undertaken to the Centralised
    Applications Office in Kwazulu-Natal. The
    ministerial committee report on the establishment
    of a national higher education information and
    application service was revisited. The CHE has
    been requested to advise on the matter
  • - A turnaround task team was finalised and
    appointed to oversee the implementation of the
    strategy and recovery plan of the National
    Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

13
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • Financial Planning and Information Systems
  • Key Objectives To provide appropriate policy
    frameworks for improvement of teaching and
    learning, ensure the effective use of earmarked
    funds for intended purposes by universities,
    review the funding of the university education
    system and ensure that HEMIS meets the needs for
    management of information across the sector and
    is properly maintained with the required data.
  • Key Achievements
  • - The Health Sciences Review Committee issued a
    report in May 2010 with recommendations on the
    Health Professions Training and Development Grant
  • - Assessed university progress reports from
    2009/10 for various earmarked grants such as the
    clinical training grant and infrastructure grant
  • - The Minister approved and signed the
    appointment of the Committee for the Review of
    the Funding Framework on 25 March 2011. The
    Committee commenced with its work
  • - The audited student and staff data for 2009
    from all universities was submitted and captured
    into the HEMIS database

14
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • Policy and Development
  • Key Objectives To provide regulatory support to
    universities, support universities in enhancing
    both student and university governance and
    leadership, support universities in accelerating
    the process of transformation and ensure
    appropriate regulation and registration of
    private higher education institutions
  • Key Achievements
  • - University statutes were approved and gazetted
  • - Submissions from institutions in response to
    the report of the Ministerial Committee on Racism
    in Higher Education were received and analysed
    for a Ministerial Report
  • - Prepared and submitted report on the Language
    Summit held in October 2010 with a list of
    recommendations on the development of indigenous
    languages at universities

15
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • Teacher Education and Development
  • Key Objectives To ensure an adequate supply of
    quality teachers for the Basic Education System,
    promote research in teacher education, so as to
    strengthen the capacity and capability of
    universities to produce Foundation Phase teachers
    for the Basic Education System and develop
    regulatory policies for teacher/lecture
    qualifications in line with the HEQF
  • Key Achievements
  • - A long term Integrated Strategic Planning
    Framework for Teacher Education and Development
    for South Africa (2011-25) was approved and
    published
  • - Published the draft policy on the Minimum
    Requirements for Teacher Education
    Qualifications, which is aligned with the HEQC,
    for comments

16
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 4 Vocational and Continuing Education
    and Training
  • Planning and Institutional Support
  • Key Objectives To support the development of
    college institutional capacity to achieve
    transparency, enhanced performance,
    accountability and efficiency, to plan and
    monitor the equitable distribution of funding to
    increase access to a variety of approved
    programmes in public FET Colleges and public
    Adult Learning Centers, to provide support for
    the progressive improvement in the conditions of
    service of FETC employees and to regulate and
    support private colleges, as a means of expanding
    the institutional base for providing quality
    post-school education and training opportunities
  • Key Achievements
  • - Developed manuals and guidelines for
    implementing generally accepted accounting
    practices in colleges
  • - The funding norms for FET Colleges were
    implemented
  • - Processed 954 (89) out of 1071 applications
    for private FET college registration

17
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 4 Vocational and Continuing Education
    and Training
  • Programmes and Qualifications
  • Key Objectives To develop and maintain a diverse
    range of high-quality responsive vocational
    programmes for colleges, train and support
    lecturers to ensure a competent college
    workforce, initiate and support interventions
    aimed at addressing the challenges facing
    students particularly with regard to student
    access and academic performance, forge strong
    linkages and partnerships with agencies and
    structures dealing with challenges facing the
    youth, review AET provision to ensure that
    responsive and enabling policies and programmes
    are in place, ensure the quality, credibility and
    fairness of the assessment process in Public
    Adult Learning Centres (PALC)
  • Key Achievements
  • - Expansion of NC(V) offerings in FET Colleges
    through the introduction of 3 new vocational
    programmes
  • - Strengthened the quality of curriculum delivery
    in colleges by adding 54 titles to the catalogue
    of student textbooks for NC(V) qualifications

18
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 4 Vocational and Continuing Education
    and Training
  • Programmes and Qualifications
  • Key Achievements (continue)
  • - Permission was granted to 4 FET Colleges to
    provide higher education qualifications under the
    authority of higher education institutions
  • - Undertook lecturer training initiatives in
    colleges where more than 450 units of training
    were delivered in different focus areas to
    improve curriculum delivery
  • - Strengthened student support services in 23
    colleges, with particular emphasis on academic
    support
  • - The draft NSC qualification for out-of-school
    youth was completed and submitted to Umalusi for
    finalisation and registration and the NSC for
    Adults (NASCA) was published for public comment

19
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 4 Vocational and Continuing Education
    and Training
  • FET Examinations and Assessment
  • Key Objectives To provide credible examinations
    and support quality assessment practices for
    vocational and adult education, provide
    administrative support to all examination and
    assessment processes at FET Colleges as well as
    to coordinate and administer credible resulting
    and certification processes for vocational and
    adult education
  • Key Achievements
  • Delivered 7 FET College sector and 2 AET sector
    examinations during 2010/11 that resulted in
  • - The registration of 698 581 candidates for
    national examinations
  • - Setting and moderation of 1 619 question papers
    and 73 site-based assessment tasks
  • - Printing, packing and distribution of question
    papers for FET College sector
  • - Monitoring of examination centres
  • - Resulting and certification of candidates for
    the FET College sector

20
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 5 Skills Development
  • SETA Coordination
  • Key Objective To support and manage the
    functioning of SETAs in implementing the National
    Skills Development Strategy
  • Key Achievements
  • - All 23 SETAs implemented their approved 2010/11
    Service Level Agreements and submitted their
    quarterly reports on the implementation and
    achievement of the agreed objectives and targets
  • - Implemented initiatives to strengthen and
    improve the functioning of the SETAs
  • - The Minister approved and published the new
    SETA landscape that was implemented on 1 April
    2011
  • - Introduction of a standard Constitution for all
    SETAs to ensure that there is consistency and
    alignment with regard to the functioning of SETAs
  • - The National Skills Development Strategy III
    was launched to guide the work of the SETAs and
    directs the use of the National Skills Fund

21
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 5 Skills Development
  • National Skills Authority Secretariat
  • Key Objective To advise the Minister on a
    National Skills Development Policy and Strategy
  • Key Achievements
  • - Held public consultations with regard to the
    National Skills Development Strategy III and the
    new SETA landscape
  • - Capacitate constituencies to understand the
    NSDS III and advocate it to their members to
    enable them to play a meaningful role in its
    implementation
  • - Provided advice to the Minister on matters
    regarding the National Skills Fund, NSDSIII and
    SETAs, including
  • Increasing the capping on NSF administration
    from 2 up to 10
  • Extending the lifespan of SETAs
  • Poor performing SETAs and the process of putting
    them under administration

22
Performance on Pre-determined Objectives Key
Strategic Objectives and Achievements (Annual
Report Page 31 61)
  • Programme 5 Skills Development
  • INDLELA (Institute for the National Development
    of Learnerships, Employment Skills
  • and Labour Assessments)
  • Key Objective To establish and manage the
    National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) and
    provide assessment and moderation services
  • Key Achievements
  • - The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) was
    formally launched by the Minister on 30 November
    2010
  • - Established partnership forums on artisan
    development including
  • The Artisan Development Technical Task Team
    that reports to the Human
  • Resource Development Council
  • A Public FET College Artisan Development forum
  • - Assessed 7 484 candidates with a pass rate of
    41 in a range of trades
  • - Conducted audits at 41 SETA accredited trade
    test centres in collaboration with the relevant
    SETAs

23
Annual Financial Statements
  • 2009/10 Allocation versus Expenditure
  • Main Reasons for Under-Expenditure
  • Audit Report

24
2009/10 Allocation versus Expenditure
Programme Allocation R000 Actual Expenditure R000 Deviation R000 Spent R000
1 Administration 125 132 121 397 3 735 97.0
2 Human Resource Development, Planning and Monitoring Coordination 24 542 23 678 864 96.5
3 University Education 19 537 919 19 536 049 1 870 99.9
4 Vocational and Continuing Education and Training 3 946 110 3 942 527 3 583 99.9
5 Skills Development 142 499 128 703 13 796 90.3
6 Direct Charges 8 424 228 8 379 259 44 969 99.5
Total 32 200 430 32 131 613 68 817 99.8
25
Reasons for Deviations
  • Programme 1 Administration
  • (Unspent R3.735 million)
  • Signing of service level agreement between
    Department and SITA took longer than anticipated
  • Programme 2 Planning and Monitoring
  • (Unspent R0.864 million)
  • Vacant posts not filled as projected and the
    concomitant saving on goods and services
  • Saving on membership fees due to the favourable
    exchange rate
  • Programme 3 University Education
  • (Unspent R1.870 million)
  • Delay in the appointment of the Ministerial Task
    Teams for the establishment of the new
    universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape
    as well as the review of the current and future
    position of Medunsa at the University in Limpopo
    resulted in work that started later than planned

26
Reasons for Deviations
  • Programme 4 Vocational and Continuing
  • Education and
    Training
  • (Unspent R3.583 million)
  • Cost containment measures put in place in the
    examination and assessment function to prevent
    over-expenditure
  • Vacant posts not filled as projected and the
    concomitant saving on goods and services
  • Programme 5 Skills Development
  • (Unspent R13,796 million)
  • Under-spending i.r.o. the QCTO and the filling of
    posts in the QCTO that was dependent on the
    amendments made to the Skills Development Act
  • Under-spending on the Indlela security system
    previously managed by the Department of Labour

27
Spending Trends per Economic Classification
Economic Classification Allocation R000 Actual Expenditure R000 Deviation R000 Spent R000
Compensation of Employees 260 075 258 205 1 870 99.3
Goods and Services 141 980 127 001 14 979 89.4
Financial transactions in assets and liabilities - 2 (2) -
Transfer Payments
Provinces and municipalities 3 803 958 3 803 958 - 100.0
Departmental agencies and accounts 2 038 612 2 038 602 10 100.0
Universities and Technikons (current) 17 516 740 17 516 740 - 100.0
Foreign governments and international organisations 2 329 2 082 247 89.4
Households 392 384 8 98.0
Capital Expenditure
Buildings and other fixed structures 171 - 171 -
Machinery and equipment 10 708 5 326 5 382 49.7
Software and other intangible assets 1 237 54 1 183 4.4
Total 23 776 202 23 752 354 23 848 99.9
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Auditor-General Report
  • The Department received an unqualified audit
    opinion
  • Key matters raised by the Auditor-General
  • Significant uncertainties
  • As disclosed in disclosure note 19 to the
    financial statements, the department is the
    defendant in a number of law suits. The
    department is opposing the claims and the
    ultimate outcome of these cannot be presently
    determined.
  • Irregular Expenditure
  • As disclosed in disclosure note 24 to the
    financial statements, the department incurred
    irregular expenditure of R 4 023 000 due to
    non-compliance with supply chain management
    processes.
  • Findings on performance information
  • Inadequate explanations for major variances
    between the planned and the actual reported
    targets for the programmes relating to
    Universities, Vocational and Continuing Education
    and Training, and Skills Development.
  • Reported performance information was deficient in
    respect of consistency and measurability.

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Action Plan Audit Findings
  • The Department completed action plans regarding
    audit findings
  • These plans include all areas raised in the Audit
    Report as well as all other matters identified
    during the audit that resulted in audit queries
  • Four separate plans have been prepared, namely
  • - Predetermined Objectives
  • - Departmental Operations
  • - IT Audit
  • - NSF Audit
  • The action plans were approved by the DG and
    progress will be monitored on a monthly basis
  • Reports will also be submitted to the Audit
    Committee

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