Faculty of Education & School Development

Message from the Dean

I am delighted to welcome you all to the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Faculty of Education and School Development (FESD, Komani Campus. The faculty is committed in producing teachers of the highest calibre. Our goal is to provide programmes that focus on developing creative, critical, and reflective competencies and allow students to emerge as agents of change in pursuit of excellence and innovation using technology. Furthermore, to equip student teachers with modern pedagogies that assist in generating new knowledge and ideas using technology to enhance learning and teaching.

The mission of the University states that, through its core business, WSU responds to societal needs in ethical, scholarly, sustainable, and entrepreneurial ways, and delivers future-ready graduates. This mission resonates appropriately with that of the Faculty, namely to be a leading faculty in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and neighbouring countries in the preparation and provision of teachers of the highest quality, with emphasis on teachers of Technology, Management and Foundations for learning as well as other critical school learning fields and in the upliftment of regional, provincial and national communities through appropriate community development interventions.

The faculty is one of the two faculties in Komani Campus. It has two academic departments,

• Department of Curriculum Studies
• Department of School Improvement Programmes

In conclusion, I commend and welcome each one of you for making the wise choice to join us at this esteemed University. The primary mandate of the faculty is to prepare teachers of the highest calibre for the school system in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and globally. Furthermore, the faculty equips students with relevant technologically infused scientific and skills and promotes interest in and cultivates research proficiency as a pre-condition for developing a critical mass of scholars and researchers in the field of education.

Faculty Dean: Dr Nomxolisi Mtsi