EELC Education Monitoring Brief – Issue 10 | March 2021
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EELC Education Monitoring Brief – Issue 10 | March 2021

7 April 2021

Summary

In the joint comment, the organisations Call to reject the 2021 budget 5 highlight the concerning trend of ongoing high numbers of unplaced learners, particularly for Grade 1 and Grade 8, and the Statement to include Coding 5 failure of districts to assist parents and guardians with learner and Robotics placement. [...] Following meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on 3 March 2021 and 5 March 2021, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development released a statement confirming that the Portfolio Committee on Social Development had taken a decision to reject the ECD-related clauses in the Amendment Bill in response to concerns raised by the South African Local Government Asso. [...] A call was made for Parliament to continue to hear oral submissions on the ECD-related provisions in the Amendment Bill, which would assist the technical team when considering changes to the legislative framework and for the technical team to consider the written submissions already made. [...] During the meeting, the DBE updated that the deadline for the implementation of the migration of responsibilities was now 1 April 2022. [...] UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD PUBLISHED ITS LIST OF ISSUES AGAINST WHICH GOVERNMENT MUST REPORT On 4 March 2021, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published the List of Issues on which South Africa must report in 2022.

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