South African Society for History Teaching

CV Jake Manenzhe

jm11. BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:

Surname : Manenzhe
First Name : Jacob
I.D. No. : 620312 5503080
Persal No. : 81051409

Addresses : Postal: Residential:
P. O. Box 289 2166 Dzanani DZANANI DZANANI
0955 0955

Telephone: Home : 015 970 4328
Work : 015 291 2601 (ext 150)
: 082 772 1162
Cell : 082 959 8075/

Date of Birth : 12 March 1962

Nationality : South African

Driving License : EC 1

Health : Good condition

2. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

2.1 Tertiary Education:

2.1.1 Current Studies:

Institution : University of Venda
Degree : PhD (History)
Year started : 2011

2.1.2 Completed Studies

Institution : University of Pretoria
Degree : Masters (History)
Year completed : 2007

Institution : University of the North (Limpopo)
Degree completed : Honours (History)
Year completed : 1997

Institution : UNISA
Degree : BA
Major Courses : History, Education & Biblical Studies
Year completed : 1991

Institution : Venda College of Education
Diploma completed : Secondary Teachers Diploma
Major Courses : History, Education & Biblical Studies
Year completed : 1985

2.2 High School Education:

School : Mphephu High School
Certificate : National Senior Certificate
Year completed : 1981

2.3 Other qualifications (for Skills Acquisition)

Service Provider : University of Pretoria (through SAMDI)
Course Certificate : Advanced Management Development Programme (AMDP)
[Including amongst other skills, Project Management; Public Finance Management (PFM) and Strategic Management]
Completed : March 2008.

Service Provider : ETDP.SETA (through Quality Executive Development)
Certificate : Mentorship
Completed : March 2007

Service Provider : ETDP.SETA (Ndzalama Competency Learning CC)
Certificate : Skills Development Facilitation
Completed : January 2007

3. Examiner and marking experience

 Served as Examiner for the National Senior Certificate examinations (History Gr. 12) for the 2011 – 2013 cycle
 Coordinates and contributes to the development of provincial common controlled tests and mid –year examinations.
 Served as Senior Marker for History Paper 2 from 2008 to 2011 (at Limpopo province)
 Developed standardized or common controlled tests for Soutpansberg Cluster in Vhembe District (2007 – 2008)
 Served as a marker for History Paper 2 for Final (Course III – for Teacher Training Colleges) exams in Limpopo province from 1996 to 1998.

4. Development of material:

 Author for History Grades 11 and 12 LTSM for Via Afrika
 Develop Learner’s Self Study and Teacher Guides for History for Limpopo Education Department

5. DETAILED CAREER EXPERIENCE:

5.1 Head Office: (01 May 2009 up to date)

5.1.1 Directorate: FET Schools

Position held: Deputy Chief Education Specialist

Key responsibilities:
 Coordinates History at Provincial level
 Develop History guides, tools and other support material to both teachers and learners
 Monitor and Support Districts for adherence to Curriculum implementation and management in History
 Coordinate Provincial CASS moderation in History
 Provide support to Curriculum Advisors based at District and Circuit level
 Conduct training workshops to History Curriculum advisors based at District and Circuit level
 Receive and consolidates reports from Districts into a Provincial report
 Implement projects and programmes that are meant to improve learner performance
 Takes responsibility for any project whenever mandated by the Directorate or the Branch

5.2 Vhembe District (01 May 2004 – 30 April 2009)

5.2.1 Nzhelele West Circuit Office (01 February 2007 – 30 April 2009)

Position held : Acting Curriculum Adviser

Key responsibilities and skills acquired:

 School support program (Subject Advisory) for History in Vhembe
District.
 District CASS (Continuous Assessment) moderation for Gr. 10 – 12
History
 Served in the Provincial CASS moderation for Gr. 12 History
 Train and workshop educators on the Generic part and on the Subject
Specific (History) of the National Curriculum Statements (NCS)
 Member of the Provincial Core Training Team for the NCS.
 Served as team leader for the District History Curriculum Advisers
 Writing and compiling reports for all History District activities
 Served as a member of the Skills Development Facilitators Committee for the District (Vhembe).

5.2.2 Schoemansdal EMPC (01 May 2004 – 31 January 2007 )

Position held : Education Specialist

Key responsibilities and skills acquired:

 School support program (Subject Advisory) for History in Vhembe
District.
 District CASS (Continuous Assessment) moderation for Gr. 10 – 12 History
 Provincial CASS moderation for Gr. 12 History
 Train and workshop educators on the generic part of the National
Curriculum Statements (NCS) and on the Subject Specific details for History.
 Member of the Provincial Core Training Team for the NCS
 Writing and compiling reports for History activities in the District.
 Served as an SDF (Skills Development Officer) for Schoemansdal
EMPC
 Served as a member of the Skills Development Facilitators Committee for the District (Vhembe).
 Screener for the Gr. 10 LTSM in 2004.

5.3 Mopani District (01 January 1995 – 30 April 2004)

5.3.1 Ritavi District Office and Tivumbeni EMPC (Jan 1999 – April 2004)

Positions held : Senior Education Specialist

Key responsibilities and skills acquired:

 School support program in GET (HSS) and FET (History).
 Set Outcome Based Assessment Tasks for Gr. 7 in Nkowankowa
Circuit.
 Organized and facilitated workshops for Gr. 12 educators in the then Region 5 (now Mopani District) on the new format and assessment of History as a National Examined Subject.
 Organized and facilitated C2005 (OBE) and OBE Infusion workshops for GET and FET respectively.
 Served as Mopani District History (CASS) moderator for Gr. 10–12.
 Served in the Provincial panel for moderating CASS in History.
 Served as Secretary and compiled Monthly, Quarterly and Annual
reports for the Centre for Professional Development (CPD) at
Tivumbeni.
 Served as Common Examinations Coordinator for the former Region 5 in 2001.
 Gr. 10 – 11 Common Examinations Manager (2002 – 2003)
 Managed the GET National (Gr. 9) Common Tasks for Assessment (CTA) Examinations. (2002 – 2003)

5.3.2 Tivumbeni College of Education (1995 – 1998)

Position held : Lecturer

Key responsibilities and skills acquired:

 Served as History lecturer in the Human and Social Sciences
Department.
 Served as Courses II and III Academic and Didactic lecturer for
History.
 Served as Courses I and II lecturer for Biblical studies.
 Served as Minutes Secretary for the HSS Department.
 Served as sub-examiner for History III Paper II for college students.
 Served as Boarding Master (taking care of the social welfare of
students staying in the hostel).

5.4 Masereni Secondary School (1986 – 1994)

Position held : Teacher and Head of Department

Key responsibilities:
 Served as teacher no. 2 with administrative and managerial
responsibilities.
 Finance Manager (Treasurer) of the School
 Taught History from Gr. 10 – 12
 Promoted to and served as Head of Department of the Social Sciences from July 1994

6. Leadership and community involvement (including interests)

u Coordinate the Curriculum Branch during Sports Fun Day
u Responsible for an Education portfolio in church.
u Present Motivational Talks to learners in schools as per invitation and over radio
stations.
u Educational trips organizer for Tivumbeni from 1998 to 2003.
u Serve in the Manenzhe Royal Council in advisory capacity.
u Member of a masters soccer team.
u Member of an athletic team (runs half, standard and ultra marathons).