SCHOOL VISITS PAINT A BLEAK PICTURE

Edmund van Vuuren, DA spokesperson on education.

Read DA spokesperson on Education, Edmund van Vuuren’s insightful speech following visits to schools throughout the province by the Portfolio Committee on Education.

Van Vuuren says most of the challenges listed over the years are of a similar nature and are not adequately addressed.  This includes  the high rate of furniture shortages in schools, late deposits of allocation of funds to schools, shortage of Learner Teacher Support Material due to a lack of appropriate school funding and scholar transport and school nutrition not being properly monitored as there are learners who qualify, but who are not benefitting.  Read the full speech here.