Nelson Mandela University: Mandela University launches part-time PGCE programmes to boost teacher capacity

Nelson Mandela University launched a new offering of part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education programmes at the institution’s North Campus, in Gqeberha, on Monday 6 June 2022.

The two-year PGCE part-time programmes will be offered from 2023 on the University’s South Campus, with lectures taking place in the late afternoons from Monday to Thursday.

With the demand for new teachers anticipated to increase until at least the year 2030, as current teachers reach retirement age and there is an increased demand for teachers due to population growth, this new offering bodes well with efforts to boost teaching capacity in schools.

The theme for the launch event was “Futures of Education”, with various representatives of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation; the Department of Basic Education; the South African Council of Educators and partner schools invited.

Distinguished Professor of Education from Stellenbosch University, Professor Jonathan Jansen, delivered the keynote address.