Education

Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

Advancing excellence in quality education provision

Mission

The Mpumalanga Department of Education commits to work with its stakeholders to promote effective teaching and learning through good governance, capable management and proficient leadership.

Core functions

Since 2001, the department has been shifting its focus from establishing broad policy and governance structures and stabilisation of the education system, to improving access, quality and equity. Recent policy pronouncements from the Presidential State of the Nation Address point to the centrality of Education in driving an accelerated and shared economic growth. 2015/2016 financial year is a beginning of a new 5 Year Cycle 2015 – 2020 whereby the focus will be on implementing the National Development Plan through the priorities as outlined Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014 -2019 of Government.

In order to achieve the outcome of improved quality of basic education, there will be a focus on improving the quality of teaching so that results improve, as measured by internationally benchmarked tests. Targets have been set for the improvements in results at various grades over time. In order to achieve this, we will be providing all schools with appropriate learner and teacher support materials such as lesson plans, workbooks and textbooks, to ensure proper coverage of the curriculum. Curriculum coverage and the utilisation of these resources will be closely monitored as this is part of the non-negotiables for the sector.

The monitoring of the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in both General Education Training (GET) and Further Education Training (FET) phases of the system will be prioritised. Some children live far away from school. Others need special education and local schools may not offer this, and many are from poor homes. To achieve this we will continue to make the number of no-fee schools available and to increase feeding schemes to assist children from poor families.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Early Childhood Development
Examination and Education Related Services
Independent Schools Subsidies
Infrastructure Development
Public Ordinary Schools Education
Public Special Schools Education

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Early Childhood Development
Examination and Education Related Services
Independent Schools Subsidies
Infrastructure Development
Public Ordinary Schools Education
Public Special Schools Education

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
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