Question NW1322 to the Minister of Basic Education

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19 June 2017 - NW1322

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether the sub-committee monitoring the policy on learner pregnancy has been established; if not, why not; if so, has any report been submitted by this sub-committee?


The sub-committee monitoring the Draft Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy has not yet been established. The Policy does make provision for the establishment of the sub-committee, however, only after it has been finalised and approved. Recommendations from the current consultations held with key stakeholders on the policy advocate for a multi-sectoral sub-committee that would include Department of Health, Department of Social Development and various developmental agencies. The DBE will mobilise for the said organisations to be represented on the sub-committee as the consultations continue with them.

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