Motheo principal honoured abroad

2016-03-30 06:00
DIPILOANE ­PHUTSISI

DIPILOANE ­PHUTSISI

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THE Motheo Technical and Further Education and Training (TVET) College principal, Dipiloane Phutsisi, has received the Chair Academy’s 2016 Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leadership Award in Texas, America, for advancing academic and administrative leadership at the Motheo College.

The award follows the other two awards won by the college in the past two years: the PMR Diamond Arrow Award in 2014 and the PMR Platinum Award for best educational institution in the Free State for 2015.

Spokesperson of the college, Lame Morubane, said despite recent protests against the institution on the Bloemfontein campuses, Phutsisi had made giant leaps at the college.

Morubane said the college had managed a retention rate of 90% and increased the pass rate.

“The certification rate has improved from 6% in 2012 to 53% in 2015. The implementation of 80% class attendance for both lecturers and students and the issuing of textbooks during registration are just some of the strategies introduced at the college that led to these improvements.”

According to Morubane, the college is continuing to make sure that the environment is conducive for learning and friendly towards students. The college has free Wi-Fi hotspots across all campuses and increased bandwidth to assist students to access internet freely while at campus in order to do their research and access eBooks and other resources available to help students with their studies.

“The Motheo TVET College is the first TVET College to offer free Wi-Fi for students,” Morobane added.

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