The Government intends to scale-up the home grown school feeding programme in schools to reach 2,000,000 learners by 2020. Although this programme is still in the process of addressing several challenges it is facing ranging from lack of institutional capacity and multi-sectoral approach to limited policy framework, it is already reaching over 1,052,760 pre-and-primary school-children who are provided with one meal per day both in Government and community schools.

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Keeping girls in school

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 22 May 2021, 13:40 SAST
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The challenge of keeping girls in school requires comprehensive strategies that take into account all factors that disadvantage the girl child to access and complete quality education at all levels, the Government launched the Keeping Girls in School (KGS) Initiative in 2016. This initiative is a component of the Girl’s Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood (GEWEL) project funded by the World Bank at a cost of US $65million.

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The Ministry of General Education has embarked on a countrywide validation programme on teachers countrywide. Permanent Secretary (PS), Henry Tukombe says this is following the revelation of 500 unqualified teachers in the country who are on payroll. The validation programme will soon be done throughout the country to check on the validity documents of teachers. Meanwhile, PS Henry Tukombe says the government is concerned with the leaking of confidential information to the social media.

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