According to The Star, R5 is the daily maximum Gauteng is prepared to spend on feeding a learner.
In a directive written by Gauteng Department of Education’s, Edward Mosuwe, schools are to cap the daily amount to feed each learner, under the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) at a shocking R5.
This directive, which The Star has seen, was sent to school principals, school governing bodies (SGB’s) and district directors last week, on how the province expected to run the National School Nutrition Programme when schools were rescheduled to reopen for Grade 7 and Grade 12 yesterday.
Steve Mabona, GDE spokesperson required the department to feed learners at R3,49 a learner at secondary schools and R2,96 at primary schools.
“In essence, as Gauteng Education, we allocated more funds to schools, and requested them to temporarily procure food on their own, until such time we finalise our procurement process for our new service providers accordingly.”
Principles and district directors across Gauteng criticised the GDE’s feeding scheme, with one calling it a “joke”.
Eusa, a union that represents 27 000 teachers has, meanwhile maintained that it would attempt to interdict Basic Educations Minister Angie Motsheka’s planned phased reopening of schools next Monday.
Sources: The Star, IOL
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