Deadline for Comment on Rural Education Policy Set Down

Department of Basic Education

Two previous notices calling for comment on the Draft Rural Education Policy have been amended.

The department of basic education has published notice 85 in Government Gazette 41432 amending the date on which comments regarding the draft Policy should reach the department.

According to the notice, the previous notices had omitted the deadline date for comments.

The closing date for receiving public comments on the draft Policy is now set at 31 March 2018.

The aim of the draft Policy is to improve access to education, as well as the quality of education for all in rural schools. The draft Policy recognizes the role of the community and sense of belonging and connectedness among stakeholders, and applies uniformly in all provincial department of education, districts and schools.

The draft Policy is available on the department’s website:

Sabinet Cape Town Office