Retirement of Dr Morgan Naidoo, Chief Director of Examinations, Assessment and Quality Assurance
23 Feb 2010
Dr Naidoo retires at the end of February 2010 after serving in the education sector for more than 40 years. He is one of the few persons of colour who obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal during 1980’s when this institution was reserved for whites.
Having started teaching in 1967, he taught for a period of nine years before being promoted into education management. He will be best remembered for the contribution he made in integrating five racially based examination systems into a non-racial system for the province and the country as a whole.
Nationally he was responsible for setting up the Inter-Provincial Committee on Examinations, a committee which contributed greatly to establishing common examination practices for the country. He was chairman of the ministerial committee appointed by Professor Bhengu, former Minister of Education, to investigate and report on the senior certificate examination conducted in the country.
The findings in this investigation have lead to several changes in examination practices in the country. Dr Naidoo is regarded as an expert on normalisation processes which aim to ensure objectivity and fairness in examinations.
In 1996 he was appointed the first director for examinations in the province and in 2003 he was appointed chief director a position which he retires from. Dr Naidoo is married to Keru Naidoo and has three sons; Asokan, a Rheumatology Specialist, Kreneshin, a Chartered Accountant and Prenolan, a Mechanical Engineer.
The department wishes him well in his retirement and acknowledges that with his experience and management skills he will certainly be called upon to share his knowledge.
Issued by: Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
23 February 2010
Source: Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
Issued by: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
23 Feb 2010
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