Question NW2239 to the Minister of Basic Education

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06 September 2017 - NW2239

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether the Draft Framework of the Development of the Rural Education Policy which was presented to teacher unions for their input between 11 October and 1 November 2016 has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, when will it be tabled to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education?


The Draft Framework for the development of Rural Education Policy was completed in March 2017. Subsequently, a process was set for the development of the policy. A draft has been completed and is en-route to the Minister for consideration to publish it for comments from stakeholder bodies and members of the public. Once the Minister approves the draft policy, it will be ready to be presented to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education upon request from the Committee.

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