Jan 26, 2015
The United States Embassy in South Africa has said it will continue to support South Africa’s efforts to raise the standard of education in the country. The embassy said it will achieve this through the School Capacity and Innovation Programme (SCIP), which is in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and other South African organizations.
It said the partnership between the DBE and the US government’s Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the ELMA Foundation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is helping South Africa expand local best practices in teacher training development.
The embassy designed the $7.5 million (R85 million) program in collaboration with the DBE to improve academic achievement in primary school learners. Through the program, measures to improve teacher development and school management are supported.