False Bay TVET College education and training department recently acknowledged the professional performance of its academic staff. The primary basis for the awards was the College’s outstanding achievements in the 2016 Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) external examinations as measured against the college’s own annual performance plan targets.
The annual event, hosted at the Central Office Conference Centre, celebrated the academic staff’s achievements in the NC(V) and Report 191 programmes. An overall 26% increase in the number of subject distinctions and a 100% class group pass rate were achieved in the previous academic year.
These outstanding performance achievements translated into an increase in academic awards to staff. Criteria for individual awards constitutes a 100% subject pass rate with a minimum of 20 students in a group as well as a student retention rate of at least 90%.
Programme awards criteria comprised a certification rate of at least 20% more than the target set as part of the Annual Performance Plan targets for 2017; at least 20 students in the programme and a 90% student retention rate.
Thirteen staff members, whose excellent teaching resulted in awards in three consecutive years, received special commendations. They were:
Ms Roberta Edwards – educare
Ms Ronelle Floris – educare
Ms Sihaam Hassan – educare
Ms Lizet Kotze – educare
Ms Mariam Murat – business studies & educare
Ms Frieda Prins – educare
Ms Padre Swanepoel – educare
Ms Gillion Thomas – educare and tourism
Ms Jacky Vencencie – educare
Ms Faeesa Farao – fundamentals
Ms Nobuntu Luthuli – fundamentals
Ms Dellarees Messiah – fundamentals
Ms Nontobeko Mgca – fundamentals
In closing the celebration, deputy principal academic Karin Hendricks said, “We must also not forget the important support role of campus heads, programme heads and educational specialists in the achievement of the excellent results. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to all faculty on all campuses.
We know you give tirelessly of yourselves to the overall well-being of the students, which will in turn help the college to achieve its vision of being the most successful, prestigious and respected TVET College in South Africa.”
Source: TVET College Times