UFH partners with National School of Government to improve service delivery

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The University of Fort Hare is among five Higher Education Institutions in the country to partner with the National School of Government (NSG) to provide management training for public servants nationwide. The signing of the agreement was announced by the Minister for Public Service Administration, Mr Senzo Mchunu on 19 June 2020.

According to a statement by Minister Mchunu,  published in the SA Government website www.gov.za, the NSG has concluded and signed partnership agreements with UFH and the  following institutions:

  • North West University
  • University of Free State
  • University of Western Cape
  • Tshwane University of Technology

The partnership will enable the delivery of the Integrated Management Development Programme (IMPD) throughout the country. The programme is a comprehensive professional development framework for public sector supervisors, managers and leaders. It promotes the application of sound management and leadership principles in a context of people-oriented development and services.

The IMPD Model comprises  four management and leadership development programmes for different target groups. The programmes are as follows:

  • The Foundation Management Programme -  which is intended for administrators and first-line supervisors
  • The Emerging Management Development Programme which targets emerging managers
  • The Advance Management Development Programme designed for middle managers. It prepares them for basic challenges of senior management service.
  • The Executive Development Programme is intended for senior managers, chief directors and directors who are central in strategic decision-making within public service department and public sector institutions.

“The partnership with the Higher Learning Institutions enables the NSG to provide the programme throughout the country. It widens the reach of the training and professional development of public servants. The partnership will greatly benefit the participants as it provides recognition of the acquired learning and opens up opportunities for further study in related fields.

“The partnership will also benefit communities that we serve as improved training for public servants translates to a more capable and professional service to the public,” stated Minister Mchunu.

UFH is honoured to play a role in improving service delivery to South African citizens.

Further inquiries can be directed to the NSG contact centre: contact@thesng.gov.za or 086 100 8326 or 012 441 700.