DBE Education Excellence Awards recognise the Nation's Best Education Districts
The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will on Friday 7 April 2017 recognise, acknowledge and salute the contribution of education districts at the 2017 National Education Excellence Awards which will be hosted in Menlyn, Pretoria.
The department has been recognising and celebrating districts that have shown consistent improvement or maintained excellent performance across all levels of the system since the first awards ceremony held on 3 April 2014 in Pretoria.
The District Awards are also aimed at complementing the National Teaching Awards and celebrate district excellence in areas focused on improving the quality of learning outcomes. The 2017 Education Excellence Awards brings together different awards in the system. The consolidation of the awards has seen an introduction of new categories of recognition.
District Excellence Awards
Overall Top performing district
Top performing district in NSC Examination
Most improved district
Top Performing Ordinary Public School (Quintile 1 - 5)
Top Performing LSEN (Learners with Special Educational Needs) School
Source: Government of South Africa