Umalusi welcomes new Council

umalusiUmalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, welcomed its newly appointed Council at a formal function in Pretoria on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. The function was attended by Umalusi staff and several dignitaries from the education sector including the Minister of Basic Education, the Honourable Ms Angie Motshekga, who was the key note speaker.

In her speech, Minister Motshekga emphasised the importance of Umalusi as “a key role player in the general and further education and training sector in South Africa.” She further stated that, “over the years Umalusi has been able to successfully execute its mandate, which was in large part, due to the excellent and professional manner in which its Council conducts its affairs.”

The new Chairperson of Umalusi Council, Prof John Volmink, thanked the Minister for his appointment and made the following remarks; “the credibility of standards remains Umalusi’s unique selling proposition in terms of its broader national mandate as a Quality Council in General and Further Education and Training.”

The following new members of Umalusi Council were introduced:

  1.          Professor John D Volmink (Chairperson of Council)

Extraordinary Professor, Mafikeng Campus, North-West University

  1.          Dr Laurel R Becker

Senior Lecturer, Department of Humanities Education, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria

  1.          Professor Peter AD Beets

Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosch

  1.          Ms Fathima Dada

Vice President, Schools International Business Unit, Pearson

  1. Mr Marius HW Ehrenreich

Principal, Groote Schuur High School

  1. Professor Ntate D Kgwadi

Vice-Chancellor, North-West University

  1. Professor Coert F Loock

Associate Professor (Department of Educational Management) and Vice-Dean, University of Johannesburg

8.       Dr Eric B Mahlobo           Chief Director: Programmes and Qualifications, Department of Higher Education and Training
            9.         Professor Mahlomaholo G MahlomaholoEducation Studies, University of the Free State
  1.        Professor Leketi Makalela

Head of the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literatures, University of the Witwatersrand

  1. Dr Motlalepule R Mampane

Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology, University of Pretoria

  1.        Professor ‘Mabokang LE Monnapula-Mapesela

Dean: Academic Development and Support, Central University of Technology, Free State

  1.        Mr Hubert M Mweli

Acting Deputy Director General: Curriculum

  1.        Dr Nkosinathi SP Sishi

Head of Department, Department of Education: Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  1. Dr Mafu S Rakometsi

                        CEO: Umalusi

  1. Mr Joe Samuels

                        CEO: South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

  1. Mr Ahmed Essop

                        CEO: Council on Higher Education

  1. Ms Joyce Mashabela

                        CEO: Quality Council on Trades and Occupations

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