In 1994, while conducting research for her Masters degree in music, Lilian Niemann began investigating the link between music and maths. Spending time at Eastern Cape primary schools, she soon discovered a backlog among learners when it came to maths.
After talking to a colleague, Lilian decided to start a Saturday township school, where she could spend time helping disadvantaged learners catch up to their peers.
Twenty four years later, Lilian’s Saturday School has grown into an education success story and that’s not just for her, but for over 38 000 learners and students as well.
Situated in the thriving urban heart of Nelson Mandela Bay, the business, now known as E-Square Enterprises, consists of primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions: Ed-U College Port Elizabeth, Ed-U Options Academy (Ed-U Academy) and Ed-U City Campus (Ed-U Varsity). Each of these institutions, although different in their learner/student base and programmes, all share the same goal: to produce self-motivated individuals who are ready to tackle the next phase of their lives, be it at an education level or in the corporate world.
With a strong focus on both education and entrepreneurship, we aim to develop learners and students in a way that encourages self-motivation, one that will see them realising bright futures as business starters and leaders. Our programmes are developed specifically around practical teaching and learning, giving learners the chance to gain experience and build on their expertise in the working environment.
Well aware of the job shortage currently facing South Africa, we hope that through education and skills development, we can do our bit towards combating unemployment in Nelson Mandela Bay and the rest of the country. Our passionate and dedicated team is focused on making quality education a priority for all South Africans.
Ed-U College Port Elizabeth
Ed-U College: Pre-Primary & Primary School
Ed-U College: High School
Ed-U College: Saturday School
Matric Distance Learning
Matric Upgrading School
Private (TVET) Business College
Private Higher Education Institute
School of Business
E-SQUARE EDUCATION ENTERPRISES (PTY) LTD Reg. No. 2002/020554/07:
ED-U COLLEGE (PE) Independent School Development, Primary and High School Reg. No. 1995/0118113/08 is a Non-Profit Organisation Reg. No. 056-890-NPC and registered with Umalusi Reg. No. SCH00398PA (Prim), Umalusi Reg. No. SCH002116PA (High) and Department of Education Reg. No. 100190
PRIVATE SCHOOLS PE (PTY) LTD Private Saturday Enrichment School Reg. No. 2008/012290/07
ED-U OPTIONS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD Private College Reg. No. 2002/030669/07 is registered with Umalusi Reg. No. SCH00294PA, Services SETA Reg. No. 2430, MICT SETA Reg. No. ACC/2015/02/001, ETDP SETA – 520755184 and Department of Higher Education and Training Reg. No. 2010/FE07/095
ED-U CITY CAMPUS (PTY) LTD Private Higher Education Institute Reg. No. 2001/018174/07 is registered with the Department of Education Reg. No. 02HB03