This department was established in 2008/2009, opening with the establishment of the Faculty of Basic Education. Students are accepted after completing grade twelve at school; they should have an interest in scientific subjects, particularly the fields of physics, chemistry and biology. After completion of their respective programme, graduates will teach in basic schools and will teach basic sciences.
The aims of this department are to:
- Prepare professional teachers who have the capacity and motivation to continue their professional development and to employ a variety of teaching methods to suit the needs of their pupils
- To actively promote staff professional development and to encourage skills in a variety of teaching methods