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WQ 315 NA Updat eon implementation of Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, 06 March 2020

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 06/03/2020

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 07/2020

315..   Mrs D van der Walt (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

   

(1)       With regard to the minimum norms and standards for education facilities of her department, what number of primary and high/secondary schools in each province have failed to meet the deadline in providing (a) safe and adequate sanitation facilities where there was none or where pit latrines exist, (b) laboratories, (c) libraries, (d) internet access, (e) sport facilities and (f) water and electricity;

(2)       by (a) what date will each school meet the minimum norms and standards for education facilities of her department, (b) what is the estimated cost of meeting the minimum norms and standards for education facilities and (c) what number of learners are affected by the failure to meet the minimum norms and standards for education facilities;

(3)       what has been the real minimum norms and standards for education facilities spending for each learner in each of the past 10 financial years in each province?                                                                                                      

Response

Response

  1. With regard to the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, the schools which are still NOT provided with facilities are as per Table 1 and Table 2 below.
  • Table 1: Breakdown by Province for Primary schools

PROVINCE

(a)

Sanitation (Using Pit-latrines)

(b)

No Laboratories

(c)

No Libraries

(d)

No Internet Access

(e)

No Sport Facilities

(f)

No Electricity

Eastern Cape

574

3 032

2 155

937

2 041

84

Free State

86

679

350

0

239

0

Gauteng

0

1130

538

0

296

0

KwaZulu -Natal

791

3 540

2 354

2 218

2 006

51

Limpopo

305

2 296

1 997

1 971

775

0

Mpumalanga

26

1 094

847

345

317

0

North West

38

908

662

103

246

0

Northern Cape

0

354

199

0

129

0

Western Cape

0

810

340

0

271

0

Total

1 820

13 843

9 442

5 574

6 320

135

Table 2: Breakdown by Province for Secondary schools

PROVINCE

(a)

Sanitation (Using Pit-latrines)

(b)

No Laboratories

(c)

No Libraries

(d)

No Internet Access

(e)

No Sport Facilities

(f)

No Electricity

Eastern Cape

923

1 802

1 739

526

1 313

14

Free State

14

70

81

0

79

0

Gauteng

0

181

157

0

138

0

KwaZulu -Natal

356

1 198

1 338

851

1 083

0

Limpopo

109

769

1 139

197

431

0

Mpumalanga

2

385

360

152

176

0

North West

15

212

221

57

108

0

Northern Cape

0

51

55

0

39

0

Western Cape

0

85

109

0

50

0

Total

1 419

4 753

5 199

1 783

3 417

14

 Water: There is no school without water supply, all schools have been provided with some form of infrastructure for water supply. It must be noted that there are instances where as a result of drought or lack of supply by municipalities, the supply of water to a school might be intermittent.

2. (a). As per the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, which are aligned to the National Development Plan, all schools should reached optimum functionality by 2030.
(b) The estimated total cost of meeting the minimum uniform norms and standards is R268 billion.
(c ) There are approximately 1 115 023 learners that are affected in schools that have yet to meet basic services and where schools still make use of inappropriate structures.

3. The Education Infrastructure Grant and equitable share allocation are not allocated per learner but are based on the equitable share formula. The Schools backlog grant is based on the backlogs in a specific province that needs intervention, and is also not calculated and allocated per learner.

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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 10/7/2020
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