The Western Cape Education Department’s school infrastructure delivery programme has received a financial boost.

The Department of Health and Education both have received lion’s share of the province’s budget for the next three years.

They will share 73.1% of more than R230 Billion.

Earlier this week, the provincial Education Department announced its programme – which included the recruitment of teachers, as well as the delivery of schools and classrooms.

Finance MEC Mireille Wenger says they want to improve things in the sector.

“We will also improve access to ECD (Early Childhood Development) facilities, respond to learning losses in our education system – while protecting and nurturing psycho-social well-being in our communities.”

The province’s LEAP programme has also been allocated some funds in the medium-term budget, to ensure more boots on the ground.

Wenger will allocate an additional R200 Million to the project over the next year, bringing it’s full allocation for 2023 to R900 Million.

The increased funding comes a few days after the national crime statistics were released.

Wenger says the programme is making a positive impact in the province.


Image: Facebook/Mireille Wenger