Western Cape Education Department (WCED)

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) – Organisation


South Africa


Western Cape


Cape Town


Grand Central Towers
Lower Parliament Street
Cape Town


The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is responsible for public schooling from Grade 1 to 12 in the Western Cape province. WCED’s primary objectives are to improve the language and mathematics skills of learners; to improve matric results; and improve access to quality education in poor communities.

WCED's Safe Schools Programme
The WCED's Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for successful teaching and learning.

The programme's strategies include installing security systems while also addressing the social environment, by influencing learner behaviour and by working with schools to mobilise community support for safe schools.

Safe Schools works in partnership with local police and community organisations such as neighbourhood watches and Community Policing Forums.


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