06 January 2020 - NW1289
Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education
(1)What is the total number of (a) disabled learners who attend full service schools in the Republic and (b) schools that have facilities for disabled students; (2) whether there is a disjuncture between the demand and supply for disabled learner facilities at the specified schools by her department?
1. (a) 570 471
(b) There are 848 full service schools across the country.
2. In order to determine the demand and supply for disabled learners at full service schools, in August 2019, the Department of Basic education (DBE) issued Circular S4 of 2019 requesting Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) to assess the status quo and to develop plans to address such. This process is currently underway.