NAPTOSA, the second largest union in the education sector, was registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as the Trade Union on 1 November 2006. Furthermore, .
NAPTOSA enjoys all the rights of a trade union and operates within the National ELRC under the name of the Combined Trade Unions (CTU), called CTU – ATU. The Provincial Autonomous Teachers’ Unions (ATU) consist of NAPTOSA (the corresponding party), NATU, PEU, PSA and SAOU.
NAPTOSA is the only education sector union that is truly representative of the demographics of South Africa. Its strength lies in the diverse backgrounds of its members, bound by a common commitment to professionalism and to educating the youth of South Africa.
Gauteng Department of Education is responsible for the examination of all Grade 12 learners in the province – all schools approved independent schools and approved examination centers. The basic principles of assessment, i.e. fair and equitable opportunities for all learners, are important in the examination process and particularly so in the opportunities that candidates are given to write the examinations and to give an account of their knowledge and learning. Exams are legislated by the Policy and Regulations for the Conduct, Administration, and Management of the examination. There has been significant progress in ensuring a common approach to the examination system across all districts and schools. However, there are still variations in the interpretation and implementation of Policies and Regulations as well as Directives and Examination Instructions. These inconsistencies may compromise the rights of learners to a fair and equitable assessment and, to some extent, the credibility of the entire examination.
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We all have worthwhile dreams to improve our personal and professional lives. Quality schools have improvement dreams too. The tough part is that many goals aren't achieved. Project planning is needed. The attached issue of Quality Education News shares ways to turn those dreams into realities.
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