Question NW3201 to the Minister of Basic Education

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14 December 2018 - NW3201

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What number of mega farm schools (a) have been built in each province in the past three financial years and (b) are envisaged to be completed in the 2018-19 financial year; (2) what number of non-viable schools (a) have been closed in the past three financial years in each province and (b) are envisaged to be closed in the 2018-19 financial year; (3) what number of teachers were trained on pedagogical content knowledge and facilitation skills in mathematics and science in each province in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years; (4) what amount that was made available to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching in each province in the (a) 2015-16, and (b) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Sector has not built any Mega Farm Schools for the past three financial years but has a number of Non-Viable farm schools in lieu of two Boarding Schools in Mpumalanga Province which are Steve Tshwete Boarding School in Nkangala and Thaba Tshweu Boarding school in Ehlanzeni district.

(b) There are no Mega farm Schools envisaged to be completed in the 2018/2019 financial year.

(2) 2018-19 financial year:

Province

No. of schools closed to date

2018/19 projections

 

(a) @

(b)

EC

725

2 182*

FS

33

90

GP

521

14

KZN

248

1 405^

LP

1 783

61

MP

1 063

34

NC

142

8*

NW

948

0

WC

1 466

0

Source (a) National EMIS (b) PEDs

The above mentioned data indicate the number of schools closed to date except for the FS.

* Schools currently subjected to rationalisation but not necessarily to be effected in 2018/19

^ Schools rationalisation plan ranging from 2018 to 2023

(3) The number of teachers who were trained on Mathematics and Science content and pedagogy through DBE-led programmes are:

DBE TRAINING WORKSHOPS:

2015/16 YEAR

PROVINCE

TRAINED MST HODS 2015/16

Grade 8 & 9

 

MATHS

N.SC

TECHN

TOTAL

Free State

294

255

236

785

Gauteng

53

51

51

155

North West

415

439

642

1 496

Eastern Cape

1 520

1 636

1 536

4 674

Northern Cape

116

75

81

272

Limpopo

749

313

595

1 657

Mpumalanga

552

465

473

1 490

TOTAL

3 862

3 331

3 508

10 529

2016/17: NSC SUPPORT ON MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

PROVINCE

MATHS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

TOTAL

Eastern Cape

489

288

777

Free State

136

129

265

KwaZulu-Natal

520

417

937

Limpopo

535

606

1 141

Mpumalanga

234

199

433

Northern Cape

56

72

128

North West

232

196

428

TOTAL

2 202

1 907

4 109

(4)

  1. 2015-16 Budget available to Improve MST Teaching in each Province:

Total allocated budget for MST Conditional Grant in 2015/16 was R 347 185 million. R 104 156 million (30% of the total budget) was used for teaching in each province (15% - Training of Teachers and Subject Advisors in preparation for the implementation of CAPS for Technical Schools and 15% - Targeted Teacher Training in Pedagogic Content Knowledge for MST Subjects).

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

  1. 2016-17 Budget available to Improve MST Teaching in each Province:

Total allocated budget for MST Conditional Grant in 2016/17 was R 362 444 million. R 108 734 million (30% of total budget) was used for teaching in each province (15% - Training of Teachers and Subject Advisors in preparation for the Implementation of CAPS for Technical Schools and 15% - Targeted Teacher Training in Pedagogic Content Knowledge for MST Subjects).

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2015/16

Province

Budget Allocation

ICT Resource to improve Teaching and Learning 20%

Technical School Workshop ,Equipment and Tools 15%

School Laboratories and Workshop Apparatus and Consumables 15%

Direct Learner Support 10%

Technical Schools Teachers and Subject Advisors Training and CAPS Orientation 15%

Targeted Teacher Training in Teaching Methodologies and Subject content 15%

Training and Support in ICT Integration for end-users 10%

Total

100%

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

EC

45 059

9 012

6 759

6 759

4 506

6 759

6 759

4 506

45 059

FS

32 145

6 429

4 822

4 822

3 215

4 822

4 822

3 215

32 145

GP

47 842

9 568

7 176

7 176

4 784

7 176

7 176

4 784

47 842

KZN

59 998

12 000

9 000

9 000

6 000

9 000

9 000

6 000

59 998

LP

40 979

8 196

6 147

6 147

4 098

6 147

6 147

4 098

40 979

MP

39 136

7 827

5 870

5 870

3 914

5 870

5 870

3 914

39 136

NC

22 113

4 423

3 317

3 317

2 211

3 317

3 317

2 211

22 113

NW

33 378

6 676

5 007

5 007

3 338

5 007

5 007

3 338

33 378

WC

26 535

5 307

3 980

3 980

2 654

3 980

3 980

2 654

26 535

Total

347 185

69 437

52 078

52 078

34 719

52 078

52 078

34 719

347 185

FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE AS AT 31 MARCH 2016

EXPENDITURE DURING THE 2015-16 FINANCIAL YEAR AS AT 31 MARCH 2016

Province

2015-16

Budget Allocation

Actual Funds Transferred at

31 March 16

Actual Expenditure against Allocation

Budget Available as at 31 March 2016

%

Spent Against Budget Allocation

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

%

EC

45 059

45 059

26 350

10 236

72,02%

FS

32 145

33 466

21 524

10 165

67,92%

GP

47 842

47 842

47 842

- 678

101,44%

KZN

59 998

59 998

59 259

739

98,77%

LP

40 979

40 979

35 673

- 6 649

122,91%

MP

39 136

39 136

42 408

- 10 923

134,69%

NC

22 113

22 113

23 466

- 1 783

108,22%

NW

33 378

33 378

32 225

553

98,31%

WC

26 535

26 535

27 668

- 1 133

104,27%

TOTAL

347 185

347 185

316 415

527

99, 83%

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2016/17

MST CONDITIONAL ALLOCATION 2016/17

Province

Budget

Allocation

ICT Resource to improve Teaching and Learning 20%

Technical School Workshop ,Equipment and Tools 15%

School Laboratories and Workshop Apparatus and Consumables 15%

Direct Learner Support 10%

Technical Schools Teachers and Subject Advisors Training and CAPS Orientation 15%

Targeted Teacher Training in Teaching Methodologies and Subject content 15%

Training and Support in ICT Integration for end-users 10%

Total 100%

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

EC

46 898

9 380

7 035

7 035

4 690

7 035

7 035

4 690

46 898

FS

33 466

6 693

5 020

5 020

3 347

5 020

5 020

3 347

33 466

GP

49 810

9 962

7 472

7 472

4 981

7 472

7 472

4 981

49 810

KZN

62 453

12 491

9 368

9 368

6 245

9 368

9 368

6 245

62 453

LP

42 553

8 511

6 383

6 383

4 255

6 383

6 383

4 255

42 553

MP

41 639

8 328

6 246

6 246

4 164

6 246

6 246

4 164

41 639

NC

23 030

4 606

3 455

3 455

2 303

3 455

3 455

2 303

23 030

NW

34 754

6 951

5 213

5 213

3 475

5 213

5 213

3 475

34 754

WC

27 841

5 568

4 176

4 176

2 784

4 176

4 176

2 784

27 841

Total

362 444

72 489

54 367

54 367

36 244

54 367

54 367

36 244

362 444

FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE AS AT 31 MARCH 2017

EXPENDITURE DURING THE 2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

2016-17

Budget Allocation

Actual Funds Transferred at

31 March 17

Actual Expenditure

Against Allocation

Budget Available as at

31 March 2017

%

Spent Against Budget Allocation

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

%

EC

46 898

46 898

58 241

-11 343

124%

FS

33 466

33 466

39 167

-5 701

117%

GP

49 810

49 810

49 810

0

100%

KZN

62 453

62 453

63 402

-949

102%

LP

42 553

42 553

34544

8 009

81%

MP

41 639

41 639

41 376

263

99%

NC

23 030

23 030

23 214

-184

101%

NW

34 754

34 754

36 176

-1 422

104%

WC

27 841

27 841

27 841

0

100%

TOTAL

362 444

362 444

373 771

-11 327

103%

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