In an era of globalisation, the IEB is keenly
aware of the need for parents to know that the education their children is
receiving has value both locally and internationally. Schools also need to know
that when they say the IEB NSC is internationally recognised, they know it to
be true. In this age, we are equally aware of educational colonialism and the
risk it poses to undermining the national priorities of a country.
The IEB wants to ensure that the learners in South Africa become a human resource pool that has the skills and knowledge to make South Africa a successful competitor in the global economy. At the same time our intention is to ensure that, as a nation, we retain within our curriculum the ideals and strengths of the South African nation that sets us apart from the rest of the world. To be a citizen of the world you must first understand the concept of citizenry in your own country.