Towards the end of 2017, the Gauteng Department of Education’s Executive authority painted a bleak picture relating to the Department’s financial situation underpinning several constraints which may mean some pupils and prospective learners may not find schools in 2018. Thus the visits are aimed at assessing the schools’ state of readiness ahead of the new academic year. The initiative forms part of GPL’s oversight mandate over the work of the Executive Authority in the Province. Presiding Officers will also engage with the schools’ management to identify critical needs for speedy intervention.

Presiding officers therefore visited several secondary schools of the Tshwane region Education District as part of the Iistitution’s School Readiness Programme for the 2018 academic year.