Question NW2246 to the Minister of Basic Education

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06 September 2017 - NW2246

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether Katlehong Technical Secondary School benefits from the National School Nutrition Programme; if not, (a) why not and (b) who funds nutritional programmes at the specified school; (2) whether her department has taken any steps to implement the specified programme at the school in future?

Reply:

1. No, the school is not participating on the programme;

 (a) The school is ranked as a quintile 4 school. In terms of the Grant Framework the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) prioritises quintile 1-3 schools. Consideration is also made to the most deserving learners in quintile 4 & 5, however, this depends on availability of funds as provided by National Treasury.

 (b) The Department is not funding the nutrition programmes in the specified school.

2. The Gauteng Provincial Department has taken steps to feed some learners beyond the priority quintiles but is constrained within the current budget limitation. The availability of funds will determine if the school will benefit in the future.