NORTH WEST EDUCATION DEPARTMENT APPEALS TO PARENTS FOR HELP WITH SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME
The North West Department of Education is pleading with parents to support their children who are beneficiaries of the National School Nutrition Programme to access meals at school.
Parents and caregivers are urged to approach schools closest to them to collect meals provided through the National School Nutrition Programme.
President Cyril Ramaphosa pronounced that schools would be on a 4-week break but also added that the school nutrition programme would continue to operate.
The 27 July 2020 marked the first day of schools closure. The Grade 12 learners are expected to return on Monday, 3 August 2020 whilst the Grade 7 are expected to report back at school on Monday, 10 August 2020. The rest of the learners will be reporting back to school on Monday, 24 August 2020.
The Provincial MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela emphasized that schools will prepare the meals throughout the school break.
“As a department we have been instructed by the court to prepare meals for the learners even when schools are closed. Today our schools have prepared the food and unfortunately learners didn’t turn up and this creates a fruitless expenditure. Hence I am appealing to parents to allow those who stay nearby schools to collect their food”, said MEC Matsemela.
It is for this reason that the Department appeals to communities to allow and support learners who benefit from the nutrition programme to go to school to get the food supplies.
The department will continue to implement the Standard operating procedures of Covid-19 regulations whenever learners collect their meals at schools.
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