Old Mutual is committed to educational interventions that deepen leadership and governance within the context of basic education. The company’s strategic refocus of its flagship education project should provide even better outcomes for learners and teachers alike.
The Old Mutual Education Flagship Project (OMEFP), a multi-partner national initiative that set out to boost education at underperforming public high schools in South Africa, comes to an end in 2019. The seven-year project had two main objectives: to increase the number of grade 12 learners passing maths and science, and to build the management and leadership capacity of underperforming schools. The core focus of the project was to improve learner
outcomes by strengthening the leadership, management and teaching capabilities of these schools. It was envisaged that matric learners would be able to pursue tertiary education and would eventually be included in the broader economy.