The Gauteng province had the highest matric pass rate in 2010, cementing its position as the leading province for education in South Africa.
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has also put much effort in making sure that the quality of maths, science and technology education is emphasised through programmes and establishments that promote them.
The GDE has adopted four strategic goals that will guide its activities in the years 2009-2014.
The four strategic goals are:
- To ensure that Gauteng has effective schools and learning institutions;
- To ensure that the GDE head office and district offices provide relevant, coordinated and effective support;
- To enable young people to make the transition from school to further education and or work that provides further training opportunities; and
- To strengthen GDE’s partnerships with all stakeholders, resulting in education becoming a societal priority.
Although most schools in Gauteng offer science and technology-related subjects, it is through institutions open to the general public that interest in the subjects can be promoted – and in Gauteng these are in abundance.