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Title: Umalusi


1
  • Umalusis presentation to the Portfolio Committee
    on Basic Education on the
  • 2012/13 Annual Report
  • ______________________
  • 15 October 2013
  • Dr Mafu S Rakometsi

2
  • Overview
  • Purpose / Mandate Summarised
  • External Environment Impact on Umalusi
  • Organisational Performance per Unit
  • Financial Information
  • Current Issues and Way Forward
  • Conclusion

3
  • Mandate Summarised
  • Umalusis mandate is determined by two Acts
    namely, the National Qualifications Framework Act
    of 2008 and the General and Further Education
    and Training Quality Assurance Act of 2001
    amended in 2008.
  • Umalusi therefore reports as a Quality Council.

4
  • Mandate Summarised 2
  • Qualifications and Standards
  • Develop and manage a sub-framework of
    qualifications in collaboration with SAQA and the
    other two QCs supported by the necessary quality
    assurance policies and processes.

5
  • Mandate Summarised 2
  • Quality Assurance
  • Develop and implement the necessary policies
    i.r.o.
  • Quality assurance of provision - Accredit
    private providers of education and training and
    assessment and monitor the public system and
  • Quality assure assessments at exit points and
    certify learner achievement.

6
  • Mandate Summarised 2
  • Information
  • Maintain a database of learner achievements and
    related matters and submit such data in a format
    determined in consultation with the SAQA for
    recording on the national learners records
    database
  • Research
  • Commission and publish research on issues of
    importance to the development and implementation
    of the sub-framework

7
  • Mandate Summarised 4
  • Advice and Collaboration
  • Formalization of relationships which include
  • Advice to the relevant Minister on matters
    relating to the GFET sub-framework of
    qualifications
  • Collaboration with the SAQA and other QCs in
    terms of the NQF
  • Establishment of co-operative relationships with
    professional bodies
  • Advocacy of the sub-framework and its
    qualifications

8
  • External Environment Impact 1
  • Certain aspects in the macro environment that
    have affected Umalusi are as follows
  • The passing of the NQF Act in 2009 changes in
    the roles and responsibilities of the various
    bodies in the quality assurance landscape
  • The amendment of the various Acts that govern the
    work of the QCs which has required more capacity
    and a review of Umalusis positions and
    approaches and
  • Varying views on the nature of standard setting
    and quality assurance.

9
  • External Environment Impact 2
  • The National Development Plan (released Nov 2011)
    provides useful diagnosis and identifies critical
    educational challenges to be addressed
  • The process of collaboration with SAQA (and with
    the other QCs) in the transition to the NQF Act
    has meant that staff have been extensively
    involved in both Ministerial and SAQA task teams
  • In December 2012, the NQF is regulated and QCs
    advised to finalise their sub-frameworks
    accordingly
  • The white paper on the post school system has
    been completed, but has not been publicly
    released

10
  • External Environment Impact 3
  • The Department of Higher Education and Training
    has created significant changes in terms of the
    Acts relating to colleges, but appears to be
    vacillating about the qualifications it wishes to
    offer NC(V) task team report has not been
    released uncertainty regarding the location of
    the N-programme continues
  • The Department of Basic Education is implementing
    the CAPS - Umalusi is currently analysing the
    changes made to the curricula
  • The fate of adult learners remains in the balance
    as energy is dissipated into conflicting
    qualification processes planning for the funding
    and rollout for the NASCA seems limited.

11
  • Quality Assurance Regime 2012/2013
  • Umalusi argues that educational standards and
    quality are set and maintained through a
    combination of processes and interventions. The
    2012/2013 quality assurance regime was designed
    to include the following
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of existing
    qualifications and curricula (Intended
    curriculum) and issuing authentic certificates
    development of new qualifications and curricula
  • Ensuring through external moderation processes
    and benchmarking that assessments at exit points
    are of an acceptable standard and that the
    examinations are conducted in a credible manner
    through verifying the national and provincial
    monitoring systems (Examined curriculum)
  • Ensuring that standardisation processes are
    reliable, consistent and that standardization
    decisions are upheld
  • Accrediting private institutions (schools, FET
    colleges and Adult Centres), and private
    assessment bodies to offer / assess the
    qualifications it certifies (Enacted curriculum)

12
  • Qualifications, Curriculum Certification Unit
    (QCC)
  • The role of QCC is to ensure and enhance the
    status and quality of the qualifications Umalusi
    certifies. Quality assuring the qualifications
    and their related curricula is QCCs contribution
    to the overall quality of the certificate which
    Umalusi issues. This function also oversees the
    issuing and verification of certificates.
  • (Qualifications SC NSC N3 NCV 2,3,4 GETC
    adults)

13
  • Qualifications, Curriculum Certification

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Qualifications Sub-framework Umalusi worked through and responded to public comment on the GFETQSF(gazetted in Dec 2011) Progress with two adult qualifications NASCA gazetted for public comment and finalized awaiting response from Ministry about the NIC Policy for the management of qualifications on the GFETQSF and Umalusis policy, Standards and Quality Assurance for General and Further Education and Training, updated for November 2012 Council Qualifications Standards Committee met as per plan The NC(V) review presented to the Minister DHET by the Task Team in Sept 2012 additional inputs submitted March 2013 Relationships with Departments, SAQA, QCs maintained Completed as per plan
14
  • Qualifications, Curriculum Certification

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Curriculum evaluated and benchmarked NC(V) N-course comparison for selected engineering subjects report launched and well received NC(V) Services Subjects report launched and well received March 2013 CAPS research extended to include Intermediate and FET phases (urgency of latter) LO and services subjects being analyzed in NSC also Senior Phase early in 2014 Being undertaken as per plan
Certification Certification systems (all qualifications) developed or enhanced 195 711 certificates (all qualifications), excluding subject certificates and statements (240 547) (Total 436 943 2011/12 Total 1 028 904 due to change in funding structure) Issued in line with directives and guidelines
15
  • Quality Assurance of Assessments Unit (QAA)
  • This function entails establishing,
    maintaining and improving standards and quality
    in assessment at exit points in General and
    Further Education and Training. In order to
    fulfil this function, Umalusi uses five key
    processes
  • external moderation of question papers
  • verification of monitoring the conduct of
    examinations
  • external moderation of marking
  • external moderation of continuous assessment and
  • standardisation of assessment results.
  • (Qualifications SC NSC N3 NCV 2,3,4 GETC
    adults)

16
  • Quality Assurance of Assessment

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Ext Moderation of Question Papers NSC 330 question papers (DBE IEB ) 57 trial question papers (SACAI) ABET 76 question papers (DBE IEB) NCV level 2-4 246 question papers SC 74 question papers Completed as per plan Reports submitted to the Ministers of Basic and Higher Education on all 2012 exams
Moderation of marking NSC 21 subjects (All 21 on site and 13 centralized ) ABET 17 learning areas across (PDEs) 8 learning areas (IEB) NCV level 2 -4 83 subjects Completed per plan Reports submitted to the Ministers of Basic and Higher Education on all 2012 exams
17
  • Quality Assurance of Assessments

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Internal assessment NSC Phase 1- 8 subjects across 4 PDEs Phase 2 - 8 subjects across 9 PDEs and IEB ABET 8 learning areas across 9 PDEs and IEB NCV 48 subjects (L2-4) sampled across colleges All internal assessment moderated as per plan Reports submitted to the Ministers of Basic and Higher Education on all 2012 exams
Verifying monitoring conduct of exams NSC 207 sites ABET 40 sites NCV 66 sites All monitoring conducted as per plan Reports submitted to the Ministers of Basic and Higher Education on all 2012 exams
18
  • Quality Assurance of Assessments

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Monitoring marking of exams NSC 79 sites ABET 7 sites NCV 4 central and 66 sites Completed as per plan
Standardisation Assessment outcomes Standardized for 11 examinations (SC, NSC, NCV, N3, GETCABET) Completed as per plan Reports submitted to the Ministers of Basic and Higher Education on all 2012 exams
19
  • Evaluation and Accreditation Unit (EA)
  • The evaluation and accreditation function is
    responsible for accrediting private institutions
    through quality assurance of their provision for
    the qualifications Umalusi certifies.
  • The unit evaluates
  • The capacity of education and training providers
    to implement registered qualifications and
    approved curriculum they seek accreditation for
    and
  • The quality of the enacted curriculum in
    providers i.e. teaching and learning at the
    required standard
  • The capacity of assessment bodies to conduct
    practical, internal, and external assessment of
    learner achievement, leading to the issuing of
    registered qualifications by Umalusi as well as
    the standards of assessments (products and
    marking processes)

20
  • Accreditation of Private Providers


March 2012 April 2013 COMMENTS
Independent Schools 68 new applications processed 556 monitored Completed per plan
Private FET Colleges 148 new applications processed 480 monitored Registration 472 Umalusi providers referred to DoE 213 SETA providers processed and referred to DHET Completed per plan
AET Centres 6 new applications processed 68 monitored Completed per plan
21
  • Accreditation of Private Providers

Institutional Site Visits Institutional Site Visits
April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Independent schools 220 sites visited Completed per plan
Private FET 38 college sites visited Program approvals 75 processed Completed per plan
Private AET - 4 centres site visited Extension of scope - 55 processed Completed per plan
Policy and Criteria for the accreditation of independent schools and private assessment bodies was approved by the Minister of Basic Education in October 2012 Draft guidelines for the accreditation and registration of independent schools (as institutions of learning and as exam centres) were developed in conjunction with the DBE and are now being finalized Policy and Criteria for the accreditation of independent schools and private assessment bodies was approved by the Minister of Basic Education in October 2012 Draft guidelines for the accreditation and registration of independent schools (as institutions of learning and as exam centres) were developed in conjunction with the DBE and are now being finalized
22
  • Evaluation and Accreditation of Assessment Bodies

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Independent Examinations Board (IEB) accredited to assess the NSC IEBs accreditation to assess the GETC is being considered Completed per plan Completed per PAJA
SACAI is provisionally accredited to assess the NSC and is piloting the exams SACAIs performance being monitored
Systemic evaluation of 4 PDEs completed Completed per plan
23
  • Statistical Information and Research Unit
  • (SIR)
  • The mandate of the SIR unit is to conduct
    research as identified by the needs of the
    organisation and report on the key indicators of
    quality and standards in general and further
    education and training to establish and maintain
    databases to lead statistical research and
    analysis and to inform and provide statistical
    support for the work in other units. The SIR Unit
    also plays a role in organizational and
    professional development at Umalusi.
  •  

24
  • Statistical Information and Research

April 2012 March 2013 Comment
Developing a framework for assessing and comparing cognitive challenge of home languages examinations Report published
The standards of National Senior Certificate Home Languages examinations a comparison of South African official languages Report published
NSC pass requirements a discussion document on the NSC pass mark Report published
Towards a construct for assessing high level language ability in Grade 12 Report published
Academic literacy at Foundation Phase level an exploratory investigation Report published
Item Response Theory - Related research conducted Ongoing
25
  • Governance and Office of the CEO (GOCEO)
  • This unit ensures that
  • Strategic and Annual Performance Plans are
    in place and that the
  • organisation carries out its remit
  • Corporate Governance as per King 111 is
    implemented
  • Advocacy of Umalusis work through public
    relationship management
  • Stakeholder relationships managed

26
  • Governance and Office of the CEO

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Strategic and annual performance plans developed, implemented and monitored New planning cycle developed and organisational reports published as required Policies developed and implemented after Council approval Performance evaluated and monitored quarterly
Organisational governance maintained Council meetings conducted, committees supported and services rendered
PR and communications strategy implemented Communication strategy implemented per plan
Stakeholder relationships established and managed Relationships forged and maintained with political structures, DBE, DHET and other statutory and quality assurance bodies
27
  • Information Technology Systems

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Hardware procured 290 computer components 20 personal computers 2 Servers 7 laptops 37 new network points 1 iPad Equipment installed with SLAs implemented and network support meeting expectations. 59 personal computers in total 23 servers in total 58 laptops in total 360 network points (includes the telephone points) in total 10 iPads in total
Software 23 different applications Software licensing up to date.
Network support Business continuity Disaster Recovery plan implemented and LAN upgraded together with revamp of the building. Started with planning for the implementation of a VPN through Sita.
Systems Management Information system Mainframe Certification system MIS project is ongoing improving operational output System successfully supported certification of NCV, NSC and GETC and quality assurance of the examination results
28
  • Finance, HRD Admin Support

April 2012 March 2013 COMMENTS
Finance, SCM and buildings Unqualified audit (history of organization) Creditors were paid within 30 days Surpluses invested at CPD All assets registered and labeled Clean audit this year. Internal renovations to building successful despite space constraints, therefore requested for purchase of additional premises next door
Human Resources Management Development Bursaries to staff 13 In house training 7 Short courses 30 All 83 staff benefitted Vacancy rate- 17 Turnover rate -10 Development of staff a priority with greater budget demands for 2012/13 and beyond
29
  • Financial Performance 2012/13

Revenue Revenue Amount
Revenue Revenue
Certification, verification and accreditation Certification, verification and accreditation 36 292 469
Department of Basic Education Grant Department of Basic Education Grant 42 330 000
Interest and other income Interest and other income 2 904 547
Total Income Total Income R 81 527 016
Expenditure Expenditure 89 057 859
Deficit Deficit R 7 530 843
The deficit is due to certificates requested in March 2012 instead of June resulted in the increased revenue reflected last year 2011/12 (R 17,9m) and consequently a deficit for this year The deficit is due to certificates requested in March 2012 instead of June resulted in the increased revenue reflected last year 2011/12 (R 17,9m) and consequently a deficit for this year The deficit is due to certificates requested in March 2012 instead of June resulted in the increased revenue reflected last year 2011/12 (R 17,9m) and consequently a deficit for this year

30
  • Financial Position 2012/13

Assets 27 002 083
Property equipment 26 939 624
Intangible assets 62 459
Current Assets 37 725 039
Trade other receivables 2 422 236
Cash cash equivalents 35 302 803
TOTAL ASSETS R 64 727 122
Equity 54 086 362
Accumulated surplus 45 889 740
Revaluation reserve 8 196 622
Liabilities
Trade other payables 10 640 760
TOTAL EQUITY LIABILITIES R 64 727 122
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  • UMALUSI 3 YEAR FORECAST

2012/13 2013/14 2013/14 2014/15 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
R 92 952 000 R 110 704 500 R 110 704 500 R 127 327 758 R 127 327 758 R 141 663 237 R 159 718 730
From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee. From 2013/14 the Department of Basic Education has funded Umalusi mandate so that certification fees are not collected from Provincial Departments and public FET colleges any longer. This is immensely appreciated with thanks and is the culmination of support from all stakeholders and this parliamentary Portfolio Committee.
Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase Y/Y Percentage Increase
18 18 19 19 15 11 13
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  • Total Income 2000/01 (actual) to 2016/17 (budget)

YEAR REVENUE BUDGET DBE GRANT GRANT
2000/01 R 6,150,786 R 0 0
2001/02 R 7,027,948 R 0 0
2002/03 R 13,757,861 R 1,513,000 11
2003/04 R 18,076,902 R 3,050,000 17
2004/05 R 23,547,626 R 12,869,000 55
2005/06 R 28,603,979 R 7,690,000 27
2006/07 R 32,972,345 R 10,286,000 31
2007/08 R 36,013,566 R 12,652,000 35
2008/09 R 46,434,368 R 16,044,000 35
2009/10 R 52,442,731 R 16,494,000 31
2010/11 R 59,464,754 R 17,350,000 29
2011/12 R 92,219,718 R 18,391,000 20
2012/13 R 81,527,016 R 42,330,000 52
2013/14 R 110,704,500 R 97,662,000 88
2014/15 R 127,327,758 R 107,354,000 84
2015/16 R 141,663,238 R 112,705,000 80
2016/17   R 159,718,730 R 118,678,000 74
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  • BUDGET ALLOCATION INCREASE REQUIRED
    2014 ONWARDS

YEAR BUDGET DBE GRANT GRANT
2013/14 R 110,704,500 R 97,662,000 88
2014/15 R 127,327,758 R 107,354,000 84
2015/16 R 141,663,238 R 112,705,000 80
2016/17 R 159,718,730 R 118,678,000 74
REVENUE BUDGET 2014/15 BUDGET 2015/16 BUDGET 2016/17
Department of Basic Education Grant R 107,354,000 R 112,705,000 R 118,678,000
Additional Funding required from Department of Basic Education 4,173,758 10,788,237 20,145,230
34
  • Current Issues and the Way Forward
  • Implementation of the GFETQSF (new
    qualifications, curriculum development ,
    different interpretations of mandate)
  • Setting standards for the GFETQSF (Norm
    referenced to Criterion referenced use of IRT)
  • Full accreditation roll-out
  • Budget requirements in the years going forward
    i.t.o. grant

35
  • Conclusion
  • Umalusi wishes to thank Mrs HH Malgas,
  • Chairperson of the
  • Portfolio Committee,
  • and
  • the members for their support
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