Question NW57 to the Minister of Basic Education

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25 February 2015 - NW57

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What are the reasons that the Dowerglen High School situated in Edenvale, Gauteng, receives an inadequate budget from the department given that all the learners are from disadvantaged communities and (b) when will this issue be rectified?


(a) Dowerglen High School is a fee-charging school ranked in quintile 5 with an enrolment of 422. The school has been ranked by the Gauteng Department of Education according to the relative poverty of the community surrounding the school. The school received an allocation of R530 per learner for 2014/15. This allocation was above the national 2014 quintile 5 per learner benchmark of R183. The total allocation paid to the school for 2014/15 is R223.660.

The school can apply to the Gauteng Department of Education to be re-ranked, or to be voluntarily declared a no-fee school in order for their allocation to be more than what they are receiving now.

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