Visit from the University of the Free State (South Africa)
Experts from the University of the Free State, Faculty of Education visited IICBA on 26 and 27 September. Dr. Dipane Hlalele (Assistant Dean), Dr. Cias Tsoteshi (Philosophy and Policy Studies in Education), Ms. Mahudi Mofokeng (Early Childhood Education), and Mr. Habasisa Molise (Commerce Education) joined the World Teachers' Day seminar at the African Union Commission on 26 September. On 27 September, a discussion was held to discuss a possible collaboration in research about teacher education and teacher development.
The Faculty of Education is on the Qwaqwa Campus, a rural campus of the University of the Free State. The University embraces diversity and meets the needs of new South Africa. Dr. Hlalele and his colleagues have been working hard to make the teaching profession attractive to students. As a result, the number of young people opting to be teachers has increased and there are currently around 1,600 students in the Faculty of Education. Over 95% of them are employed as teachers after graduation.
To learn more about the University of the Free State: http://www.ufs.ac.za/qwaqwa