Implementation Evaluation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

Description

This is an implementation evaluation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (FLBP), established in 2007 with the goal of attracting greater numbers of students into initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in South African universities. High-achieving students are given generous full-cost bursaries to undertake ITE programmes in priority education phases and subject areas to address both supply and quality issues in the education system. In return, recipients of the bursary are expected to teach in public schools for a period equal to the number of years they have received funding. The Programme is large-scale: during the period covered by the evaluation (2007-2012) 23,392 students were funded under the Programme, representing on average 15% of the total ITE enrolment over the period.

Information

Evaluation Number:
514
Score:
3.7
Report Approval:
31 March 2016
Published:
06 April 2017
Initiated By:
Department of Basic Education and Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Undertaken By:
JET Education Services
Evaluation Period:
2007/08-2012/13 Financial Years
Evaluation Area:
Education
Training, SETAs, FET, higher education
National Outcome:
National Outcome 1: Improved quality of basic education.
Commissioned By:
National
Evaluation Type:
Implementation
Evaluation Subject:
Programme
Geographic Scope:
National

Evaluation Documents

File Name
DBE-FLBP - TOR for IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION of FLBP - FINAL 06-02-2014.pdf
Assessment Report at Moderation.pdf
FLBP Comprehensive report .pdf
FLBP 1-5-25 Summary report.pdf
FLBP Report Annexures.pdf

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