Question NW557 to the Minister of Basic Education

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25 March 2024 - NW557

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Van Zyl, Ms A M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)     What is the breakdown of the total number of nurses placed on school premises in each special needs school (a) in each province and (b) municipal area; (2) whether the specified nurses in each respective school have (a)(i) a designated clinic space and (ii) all the basic medical equipment such as thermometers, blood pressure machines, oxygen machines, and blood sugar testing kits and (b) medicine available to administer to the children when and if the need arise; if not, what is available to them; (3) whether her department has a plan in place to address the needs in the special needs schools; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant (a) details and (b) time frames of the plan?


(1) (2) and (3) The question falls under the Executive Authority of the Members of the Executive Council (MECs) of the 9 Provincial Education Departments (PEDs). The Honourable Member is kindly requested to refer the question to the MECs as per section 92(3)(b) of the Constitution and Rule 134 (5)(b) of the NA rules. 

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