11 August 2020 - NW1475
Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education
Whether she has been informed that the North West Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education announced that the personal protective equipment for learners will only be made available to older learners and not to younger learners at primary schools; if not, will she engage the MEC on this matter; if so, what steps does she intend taking in this regard?
No. The MEC of the North West Education Department has not informed me.
No. I will not engage her as there is no need to do so. The procurement of COVID19 essentials has been done by respective Provincial Education Departments (PEDs), so is the distribution of such to schools and learners. Therefore, this matter does not fall within the work of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and as such; such information should be requested from the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in the North West Education Department.