05 June 2015 - NW1591
Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Mr A M Shaik Emam (NFP) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:
With reference to her reply to question 1748 on 10 October 2014 and in view of new schools countrywide that have just been completed and other schools that are in the process of completion, where no provision has been made for sport to form part of the school curriculum (details furnished), (a) why has her department not taken the necessary steps to (i) ensure that sport is included in the school curriculum and (ii) provide the necessary sporting facilities and (b) what steps will she take to rectify the relevant issues? NW1801E
(a) (i) The provinces have been provided with the list of the new schools and have engaged with the schools to assist them in drawing up the sport programme as part of the school plan. The schools have been registered in the 2014 School league programme and are participating in the cluster competitions. The codes and federations are providing coach training to educators and special attention is paid to these new schools.
(a) (ii). The Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, regulates the provision of sporting facilities, as with all other spaces that constitute a school. However, in some instances, due to topography or lack of sufficient space, it is not possible to provide such facilities.
(b) In such instances, schools make arrangements to use community facilities or to share with neighbouring schools that have such facilities.
COMPILER: MR R MAFOKO
EXT: X 4217
MR SG PADAYACHEE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: PLANNING , INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT
MR SG PADAYACHEE
QUESTION NO. 591 APPROVED / NOT APPROVED
MR ME SURTY, MP
MRS AM MOTSHEKGA, MP