Get Ahead hosts principals’ talks
During 2018, a group of 18 principals from the Komani district’s department of education attended the Principals Management Development Programme hosted by Get Ahead Project.
The programme was offered through the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business over four modules during school holidays.
The principals were exposed to the best academics in the field through 124 hours of learning.
This programme was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Capitec Foundation.
“Through this partnership we aim to assist with development of principals in Komani, for the benefit of pupils,” said Capitec Foundation head Neptal Khoza.
On December 2, they celebrated the hard work and dedication of all parties involved, at a formal graduation lunch.
John Noah High School principal Samkelo Maka said, “I have been able to share some of the activities with regard to emotional intelligence with my staff, which has resulted in us working together better. I am so grateful for this programme as it has changed me.”
“The Graduate School of Business (GSB) is proud of its partnership with Capitec Bank which has led to the first Principal’s Management Development Programme being launched in the Eastern Cape.
The programme focused on developing the leadership and management skills of principals from 20 schools in Komani.
“It was heart-warming to hear how the programme has shifted the mindsets of the principals who have to work under immense pressure and manage many challenges at their schools,” said UCT GSB director of executive education Kumeshnee West.
“The GSB is committed to developing the leaders who are developing our futures leaders.”
STILL GRADUATING: The principals at their graduation, pictured with UCT GSB director of executive education Kumeshnee West, Capitec Foundation head Neptal Khosa, Get Ahead Schools executive director Mariette Visser, Capitec regional manager Sbu Koyana and UCT GSB course convenor and senior lecturer Elanca Shelley