Department of Basic Education Quarter 4 performance
5 Jun 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) asked for clarification on Initial Teacher Education. He said that if approximately 80% of teachers were educated during the apartheid government, it can be assumed that these teachers received an education of lesser quality. He asked what could be done to help these teachers. Mr Ollis ...
Safety in Schools; ETDP-SETA collaboration with Department
22 May 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) said that the EE had given data reporting that the Western Cape had one the highest rates of school violence, whereas page 5 of the DBE’s presentation told a different story. The data was conflicting and horrendous, and that he did not know how they would ...
Three-Stream Model; Fourth Industrial Revolution: Department progress report
8 May 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) referred to the ‘three streams,’ with the third stream being for disabled learners. As the curriculum of the technical occupational and the technical vocational streams looked the same, he did not understand why the DBE did not just say it had two streams. In Germany, they ...
Department of Basic Education 2018/19 Budget & Annual Performance Plan
17 Apr 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) asked for clarification on what OSD was.
South African Council for Educators & UMALUSI 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan; Readiness to administer Sign Language Examinations 2018
27 Mar 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) apologised for being late for the meeting. Referring to the presentation, he asked for clarity on the statement: “Do away with the registration of people who do not have any impact in the school/TVET/CET curriculum and teaching and learning.”
DBE Budget: AGSA briefing; Progress in Implementation of the Action Plan to address Audit Outcomes, with Deputy Minister
13 Mar 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) suggested that the Committee consult on the meeting scheduled for Friday to accommodate those Members attending the funeral of a recently deceased colleague.
Department of Basic Education on school infrastructure: update on ASIDI
6 Mar 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) referred to the R3.5 billion spending cuts and additional R3.5 billion after that again. If they had thought it was bad previously, this was going to be an infrastructure nightmare because there was no money. It would be “the biggest crisis since 1994”. He asked how ...
ICT Roll-Out in Schools; School Governing Board (SGB) Elections; with Minister and Deputy Minister
27 Feb 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) commented for a Department that was very keen to reduce the role of governing bodies, he was impressed that they had such a sophisticated system across the whole country. The DBE was able to organise SGB elections at all 26 000 schools across the entire country, ...
Schools 2018 Re-opening: status report: National Senior Certificate Exam 2017 outcomes and evaluation
13 Feb 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) said that there were four basic things that needed to happen in January every year. These were getting teachers, infrastructure, sorting out unplaced learners and textbooks. What he got from the presentation was that the state of readiness in all of these important categories was in ...
2017 Examinations standardisation: Umalusi briefing
7 Feb 2018
Mr I Ollis (DA) said UMALUSI was doing a good job but believed that the problem was that there were systemic problems in the educational system and that there was a suspicion that our average standard of education was low, and that South African education was like a ‘petri dish’. ...