The Department of Primary Education (DPE) was established in 1981. It aims to provide excellence in preparation and development of quality basic education and intends to continue the advancement of the intellectual and human resource capacity of the nation through the provision of comprehensive in-service programs. It currently runs two programmes, the B.Ed Primary Education and the B.Ed Educational Management.

The B.Ed Primary programme is a double major programme comprised of Primary Education and the Area of Concentration (the traditional teaching option) and therefore translates into five possible combinations of Primary Education and the Area of Concentration of Maths & Science, Languages, Social/Studies, Special Topics and Practical Subjects. This programme is composed of Core courses, Optional courses, Electives and General Education Courses (GEC) and offers a degree in B.Ed Primary to in service teachers.

B.Ed Educational Management programme has attracted clients from various education sectors such as secondary and primary departments, police, vocational colleges, and general educational administrators from various sectors. Candidates for the program are both from within and outside the country. In line with vision 2016 and the UB vision and mission, the goal of the programme is to provide leadership skills for the education sector.


Staff Profile

Name Position Department
Mrs Shirley Marang Kekana Lecturer Primary Education
Mr Moffat Fanah Kgotlaetsile Lecturer Primary Education
Prof Magdeline Chilalu Mannathoko Associate Professor Primary Education
Mr. Boipuso Marumo Lecturer Primary Education
Prof. Mavis Bashingie Mhlauli Associate Professor Primary Education
Mrs. Ontlametse Mmereki Personal Secretary Primary Education
Dr. Naledi Binnie Mswela Lecturer Primary Education
Prof. Otukile Sindiso Phibion Associate Professor Primary Education
Dr. End Salani Lecturer Primary Education
Mr Abednico Mishingo Sechaba Lecturer Primary Education
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