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Annual National Assessment for Schools Under the Spotlight

Department of Basic Education

In accordance with the National Education Policy Act, the Minister of Basic Education has published her intention to approve the Draft Policy on the Conduct, Administration and Management of the Annual National Assessment.

The basic education department has called on stakeholders to comment on the draft policy.

List of No-Fee Schools Drawn Up

Department of Basic Education

The list of no-fee schools across the country has been published by the Department of Basic Education.

In accordance with the National Norms and Standards for School Funding, the Members of the Executive Councils (MEC) responsible for education in the nine provinces have identified the specific schools in the provinces that may not charge school fees.

Higher Education Extends Committee on Disability Policy

Department of Higher Education and Training

The Department of Higher Education and Training has extended the term of appointment of the Ministerial Committee set up to develop a Strategic Policy Framework on Disability for the department by three months.

The department announced this in Notice 586 in Government Gazette 38960.

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