Question NW2741 to the Minister of Basic Education

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27 November 2018 - NW2741

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What is the total number of (a) primary and (b) high schools in the country that are without a facility manager or caretaker?



a) (b) The Department of Basic Education requested the information from all the nine Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and only the Gauteng and Western Cape Education Departments responded.

Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) response: In GDE all schools have General Assistants which are posts allocated to schools to do garden and cleaning.

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) response: All Primary and Secondary Schools in the Western Cape that have 201 learners and more receive a post of General Foreman/Caretaker, according to approved provincial Norms and Standards.

The Honourable Member is requested to kindly submit the request directly to the provinces because this kind of information is not available at the national Department of Basic Education.

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