False Bay TVET College celebrates staff academic excellence

The False Bay TVET College Education and Training Department acknowledged the academic staff for the College’s incredible achievements in the 2016 Department of Higher Education (DHET) External Examinations.

Hosted at the Central Office Conference Centre, the annual event celebrated the academic staff’s achievements in the NC(V) and Report 191 programmes.

An overall 26% increase in the number of subject distinctions and a 100% class group pass rate were achieved in the previous academic year, resulting in an increase in academic awards to staff.

Criteria for individual awards constitute a 100% subject pass rate with a minimum of 20 students in a group as well as a student retention rate of at least 90%.
 Programme awards criteria comprised a certification rate of at least 20% more than the target set as part of the Annual Performance Plan targets for 2017, at least 20 students in the programme and a 90% retention rate.

Staff awards in 2016 increased exponentially compared to the 2015 examination cycle:
Categories 2015 awards 2016 awards


  •  Nated Semester individual awards 14 staff for 32 subjects 29 staff for 66 subjects
  • Nated Trimester individual awards None 4 staff for 8 subjects
  • NCV individual awards 24 staff for 35 subjects 34 staff for 52 subjects
  • NCV programme awards 2 programmes 6 programmes
  • Nated programme awards 13 programmes 33 programmes

Thirteen staff members, whose excellent teaching resulted in awards in three consecutive years received special commendations. They were:

  • Ms Roberta Edwards – Educare
  • Ms Ronelle Floris – Educare
  • Ms Sihaam Hassan – Educare
  • Ms Lizet Kotze – Educare
  • Ms Mariam Murat – Business Studies & Educare
  • Ms Frieda Prins – Educare
  • Ms Padre Swanepoel – Educare
  • Ms Gillion Thomas – Educare and Tourism
  • Ms Jacky Vencencie – Educare
  • Ms Faeesa Farao – Fundamentals
  • Ms Nobuntu Luthuli – Fundamentals
  • Ms Dellarees Messiah – Fundamentals
  • Ms Nontobeko Mgca – Fundamentals

In closing the celebration, Ms Karin Hendricks said, “We must also not forget the important support role of Campus Heads, Programme Heads and Educational Specialists in the achievement of the excellent results that we have achieved. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to all of the academic staff on all campuses. We know you give tirelessly of yourselves to the overall well-being of the students, which will in turn help the College achieve its vision to be the most successful, prestigious and respected TVET College in South Africa.”

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