In the National Assembly Wednesday 19th June 2019.
EDUCATION AMENDMENT BILL
MINISTER’S REPLY TO THE SECOND READING DEBATE
THE MINISTER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (HON. PROF. MAVIMA): I rise to thank the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education as well as this august House for their contributions to the Education Amendment Bill. The work that was done by the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education was comprehensive beyond measure. It was very inclusive in terms of seeking the inputs of stakeholders across this beautiful nation. It was also comprehensive in terms of reaching out geographically to stakeholders.
I also want to thank this august House for dedicating an entire session of Parliament to the debate on this very important Bill which touches on the lives of almost everyone because this relates to the future of this country. I would like to also indicate that there has been refreshing coordination between the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education. We essentially have accepted the report that they produced and the amendments that they have offered but I want to speak specifically on a number of issues, just as a matter of clarification and bring this august House up to speed.
THE MINISTER'S ENTIRE SPEECH CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS REFERRED TO CAN HE ACCESSED HERE.