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Improving Educational Attainment in Limpopo Province, South Africa

In partnership with the University of Venda (UNIVEN), the Centre for Education Studies (CES) lead a Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded project to explore ways to improve educational provision in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

Ian Abbott & Phil Whitehead

A grant of £52,600 was awarded to CES and UNIVEN in the summer of 2014 from the British High Commission (BHC) Prosperity Fund. That money has now been used to fund a study trip to the UK for Limpopo head teachers, UNIVEN staff and provincial Education Board members in October, and a reciprocal visit by CES staff to Limpopo in January 2015.

The results of the data collected on those visits will inform a list of evidence-based recommendations on how to improve educational provision and attainment in Limpopo, which would then be delivered in partnership with local school head teachers and senior management staff in the Province. Subjects focussed on will include educational leadership initiatives, community engagement projects and school-to-school support systems.

Read our blog on the Times Higher Education website

Funder: The British High Commission’s Prosperity Fund