Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
“I bring you warm greetings from the entire National Planning Commission of South Africa. It is my absolute pleasure and my singular honour, to convey to you, the congratulations of the Chairperson of the NPC, Honourable Maropene Ramokgopa, on this momentous occasion.”
Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, who is also the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Tshwane University of Technology, conveyed the warm congratulations of the NPC to the DHET on occasion of the launch of the National Plan for Post-School Education.
He further described the launch, which was held in Durban on the 7th of September 2023, as “a giant step towards the maturation of our PSET system”. The TUT DVC for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Prof Ben van Wyk and the TUT Deputy Registrar, Dr Solly Pooe, also attended the launch.
It was inspiring to listen to the Minister as he outlined the intentions and implications of each of the six goals/drivers of national plan for Post-School Education and Training – which the Minister also described as “a roadmap for implementing the vision of the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training”. The six goas are:
An integrated, coordinated and articulated PSET system;
- Expanded access to PSET opportunities;
- A responsive PSET system, with appropriate size and shape;
- Improved relations between education and training institutions and the world of work;
- Improved quality of PSET provision; and
- Improved efficiency and success of the PSET system.
Prof Maluleke concluded his congratulatory message by pledging the support of the NPC to the department in its admirable and ongoing effort to implement the national PSET plan across the sector. Prof Maluleke also noted that the implementation of this timely and well-crafted plan will help generate a progressive and positive “tipping point in the national effort aimed at overcoming unemployment, inequality and poverty.”