Griqua People’s Heritage submission: Representative of Griqua People’s Heritage; Northern Cape Department of Education& DBE briefing; 2020 school readiness
26 Nov 2019
Ms C King (DA) told the representatives of Gong-Gong that she appreciated the fact that they were trying to preserve the culture of the community. It was important that the community first sorted out the issue of land ownership before they could consider building a school in Gong-Gong. She told ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance
19 Nov 2019
Ms C King (DA) said that key performance indicators (KPIs) had always been an issue in all Departments. The DBE’s measurements were either too low or insufficient to make an assessment. It had briefed the Committee on Grade 12 learners who wrote exams, but there had been incidents this ...
Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme & Post-Provisioning Norms: Department briefing
12 Nov 2019
Ms C King (DA) cited the discussion with unions on the provided budget cuts and asked whether there was any discussion that occurred with the POD's on how to mitigate the effect of budget-cuts in provinces, such as the Eastern Cape, which will be expecting an increase of staff ...
National Education Collaboration Trust & NEEDU update
5 Nov 2019
Ms C King (DA) appreciated the presentations. For NECT, when looking at curriculum differentiation of inclusive education for full-service schools, with the new lesson plans that were designed, is it effective to address different learning needs in inclusive schools? There are time constraints and a curriculum that needs to be ...
Status Update on Inclusive Education: Department briefing
30 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) asked how many specialist professionals were appointed to provide outreach services to schools. With regards to having a team of specialists, how many of them were on DBE’s payroll? The Minister had previously said that she is not always aware of how provinces spend their ...
Equal Education Law Centre State of Education Report; Section 27 Limpopo Sanitation Report; BRRR
22 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) said she had been waiting for EELC and Section 27 to address the Committee on this level. When looking at learner transport, most of the problems stemmed from no one being clear where this function of learner transport should actually lie. This creates a problem with ...
Elevating the Status and to Advance the use of Indigenous Languages: SA National Lexicography Unit and UNESCO briefing; BRRR
16 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) asked whether the Units are providing the dictionaries in a braille version as well. Given the fourth industrial revolution, she asked if some of these indigenous language dictionaries were being digitized. What the ATC received shows was that the Units have been struggling to spend their ...
ELRC Collective Agreements & Grade 9 General Education Certificate: DBE; BRRR; with Minister & Deputy Minister
15 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) commented that it was clear that grade nine and 10 learners could not master the basic competencies of reading with comprehension and knowing pure Math, Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), Natural Science and Technology are subjects that learners cannot master properly.
Examination Readiness 2019: Department briefing
10 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) thanked the DBE for an insightful presentation. She spoke about the security of the question papers, norms and standards the Department had set up. What was being done in the Free State concerning security of question papers as the situation could lead to all sorts of ...
Umalusi & SACE 2018/19 Annual Reports; Examination Readiness 2019
9 Oct 2019
Ms C King (DA) commended SACE and Umalusi on their performance. She said teachers and educators should be encouraged to abandon the use of corporal punishment and adhere to the legislation. She asked if the SACE had held discussions and workshops with educators regarding measures to be used because teachers ...