Dept ready for 2020 school admissions

Johannesburg – On Tuesday the Basic Education department announced that all provinces have improved their state of preparedness for 2020 school admissions.

  In a statement the department said the 2020 admission preparations in all provinces have shown positive improvement, with all provinces having learner admission regulations in place by May 2019; and final placement lists to be done by the end of November.

  “The packaging process of stationery and textbooks is well under way, with delivery above 95% across all schools. The department has also received approval from National Treasury to procure braille material for learners with special education needs,” the department said.

  The department added that it has made plans for renovations and repairs to ailing school infrastructure.

  “The department would continue to strengthen campaigns on cleaning of schools to ensure infrastructure is adequately prepared prior to reopening of schools; and will continue to ensure greater access to both scholar transport and delivery in the national school nutrition programme (NSNP),” the statement said.

 It added that date it provides scholar transport daily for over 500 000 learners across the country, and an additional 21 307 learners with special needs also receive transport daily. “The NSNP continues to show its significance and contribute to learner attainment with in excess of 9.2 million learners receiving nutritious meals across schools daily,” the department said.

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