WHERE DID IT START?
WHERE DID IT START?
WHERE DID IT START?
WHERE DID IT START?
WHERE DID IT START?

In 1994, while conducting research for her Master’s degree in music, Lili Niemann began investigating the link between music and mathematics. Spending time at Eastern Cape primary schools, she soon discovered a backlog among learners when it came to mathematics.

After talking to a colleague, Lili decided to start a Saturday township school, where she could spend time helping disadvantaged learners catch up to their peers.

Twenty-eight years later, Lili’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-Squared Education 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 realizing 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.

Aware of the job shortage currently facing South Africa, we hope that through education and skills development, we can make a difference 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 and the global community at large.

Ed-U College Port Elizabeth
Ed-U College: Pre-Primary & Primary School
Ed-U College: High School
Ed-U College: Saturday School

Ed-U Options Academy
Matric School
Matric Distance Learning
Matric Upgrading School
Private (TVET) Business College
Ed-U City Campus
Private Higher Education Institute
School of Business

Our Leaders

Lili Bouwer Niemann
Founder and
Managing Director

Malanie Ferreira Castelyn
Executive Principal and
Campus Deputy Director

Le Roux Niemann
Co Founder and
Academic Director
Edu City Campus

Team Leaders

Mrs. Joyce Mazhau
Deputy: Ed-U Options Academy (Pty) Ltd Matric Upgrading School
Team leader: Foundation Phase

Mrs. Nyasha Nyagweta
Deputy: Private Schools PE (Pty) Ltd
Team Leader: Intermediate Phase

Mr. Witness Roya
Chairperson: Cultural Committee
Team Leader: Senior Phase

Mr. Trevor Beeton
Deputy: Discipline Officer

Mrs Nomvuzo Mbete
HOD: Ed-U College High School

Core

VISION

Our vision is to transform E-Square Education into a world class organization - a global provider of relevant online learning via our eCube online platform; the world’s number one placement education centre; and an institution which creates entrepreneurs that are job creators and not job seekers.

MISSION

To provide quality education through holistic learning experiences that will enable individuals and communities to actively participate in a global business environment. To transform education to be relevant, futuristic and entrepreneurial-orientated. To embrace and actively support the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals. To assist learners and students to discover their inner genius.

VALUES

To use INTEGRITY
To strive for EXCELLENCE
To COMMIT completely
To achieve SUCCESS

Accreditations

ED-U COLLEGE (Port Elizabeth) NPC
Non-Profit Company
Company Reg. No. 1995/011813/08
Independent School
Early Childhood to High School
Public Benefit Organisation
Reg. No. 130000514
Non-Profit Organisation
Reg. No. 056-890-NPO
Umalusi
Reg. No. 19 SCH01 00731
Department of Education
Reg. No. 200100190  Exam Reg. No. 4342021

ED-U OPTIONS ACADEMY (Pty) Ltd
Company Reg. No. 2005/030669/07

Private College
Umalusi Reg. No. SCH00294PA
Services SETA Reg. No. 2430
MICT Seta Reg. No. ACC/2015/02/001
ETDP Seta – SDL 520755184
DHET Reg. No. 2010/FE07/095

PRIVATE SCHOOLS PE (Pty) Ltd
Company Reg. No. 2008/012290/07

Private Saturday Enrichment School
Ed-U College PE Saturday School

 

RARA AVIS FOUNDATION
Non-Profit Organisation
Company Reg. No. 2002/027914/08

ED-U CITY CAMPUS (Pty) Ltd
Company Reg. No. 2001/018174/07

Private Higher Education Institute
Department of Education Reg. No. 02HB03
DHET Certificate No. 2002/HE07/003

ECUBE ONLINE EDUCATION (Pty) Ltd
South African Company Reg. No. 2019/460340/07
United Kingdom Company Reg. No. 12618350

Online Learning