Government’s loss is NWU’s gain

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:25

Government’s loss is NWU’s gain

The North-West University’s (NWU) campus in Mahikeng recently added another top academic to its powerhouse of highly qualified staff.

With 35 years of unbroken service in government, Dr Itumeleng Molale was the head of the North-West Department of Education and Sports Development until the end of July this year.Itumeleng is now a senior lecturer in the School of Education Management and Leadership Development where he supervises postgraduate students.

“I’m bringing to the university very practical experience across all levels of the education system,” he says, referring to how he worked himself through the ranks, including being a teacher once.

He comes highly recommended by former University of the Free State rector and vice-chancellor Prof Jonathan Jansen, was his supervisor during his PhD studies at the University of Pretoria.Itumeleng’s vision is to pursue his professorship, and the NWU position he now occupies offers him the perfect opportunity to do so.

His research areas and writings are in the fields of leadership, policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as strategic management.

In the meanwhile he will be jetting off to Oxford University from 4 to 8 December to present extracts of his doctoral work titled “How policy travels; An insight into the politics of implementation”.

Dr Itumeleng Molale