Education Financing in Gauteng - Presentation to Quantitative Education Research Conference
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Education Financing in Gauteng - Presentation to Quantitative Education Research Conference

12 September 2022

Summary

Overview of state of Education Funding in Gauteng • Key Assumptions for Education budgeting in Gauteng • Gauteng needs to tackle persistent inequalities in education and focus on improving efficiencies in their education systems • The pandemic has exacerbated this learning crisis and children in almost every country have fallen behind in their learning. [...] • The areas that will be negatively impacted by these reductions • LTSM and Grade R Resources • Scholar Transport • School Furniture • School Nutrition • Corporate ICT • ICT in Schools (Including e-learning in prg 7) • Teacher Development, HRD And Skills Development • Quality Assurance: school and learner performance • School Municipalities Bailouts • FET Band LTSM • Independent Schools Subsidies. [...] • Current backlogs to meet new demand and deuce overcrowding in some schools is at 232 schools • Provisioning additional Learning Support Material • The Department will provide LTSM to schools to support the implementation of quality interventions and for the grades implementing CAPS in the GET and FET Bands. [...] • Secondary School Improvement Programme is focuses on improving Matric performance through: • Saturday programme, which includes • Second Chance, • Supplementary and , • Multiple Exam Opportunities (MEO) programmes • Holiday programme: Walk-in and residential camps, namely: • Camp for progressed learners • Maths, Physics and Geography camp • Camp for High Flyers and Moderate learners Emerging Cri. [...] • Reduce the impact of fiscal consolidation – buffer the cuts – defend the current budgets - Maintain class sizes • Infrastructure – reduce scholar transport • Expansion of ECD – “as is” transfer – no funding for expansion Make better use of their investments in education is a key priority • Gauteng is investing heavily in the provincial education system and providing their children with unprecede.

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