11 August 2020 - NW1685
Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education
(1) What is the total number of principals in Government schools in the Republic; (2) what number of the specified school principals in each province has (a) no tertiary qualification, (b) no Grade 12 Senior Certificate, (c) a teaching qualification from a university, (d) a teaching qualification from an accredited education college and (e) a teaching qualification from a further education and training college; (3) whether any school principals at Government schools in each province have a management qualification; if so, which management qualification has been attained in each case?
(1) As at the end of June 2020, there were 21 066 permanently appointed principals of public schools in the basic education sector.
(2) (3) In terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act, 76 of 1998, the Head of the Provincial Education Department is the employer of all educators employed at the provincial level, and therefore the requested information on (2) and (3) is kept by the Provincial Education Departments.