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dc.contributor.advisor ChibayaMbuya, J. Pitseng, Artist Nare 2022-09-13T08:58:55Z 2022-09-13T08:58:55Z 2022
dc.description Thesis (MBA.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is a poverty alleviation strategy, which was introduced in 1994 by the Government of South Africa as part of the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP). Studies of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), show that hunger, nutrition, and poverty, are strongly correlated. The same studies note that in the world as a whole, hunger impacts negatively on the Millennium Development Goals, such as universal primary education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, and environmental stability. Hunger, specifically, has been shown to contribute to reduced school attendance, impaired cognitive capacity, high child mortality rates, high maternal death rates, increased migratory labour that increases the spread of HIV, and the unsustainable use of forest lands and resources. The National School Nutrition Programme aims at providing meals to mostly needy learners, who come from poor families. Healthy food provides energy for the brain. The meals that are provided at schools are, therefore, intended to give energy for mental and physical activities for the body, for the brain to function, to make learners alert and receptive during lessons. Initially, meals in South African Schools were provided to all learners in Quintile 1, 2 and 3 public primary schools from Grades R to 7. The programme was extended to Quintile 1 secondary schools in April 2009. All Quintile 2 and 3 public secondary schools were included in 2010 and 2011, respectively. To collect information for research purposes, the researcher used an interview questionnaire. This approach, which is used by the researcher, seeks to identify the impediments that pose challenges to effective and efficient implementation and management of the NSNP in the Bakenberg North Circuit of the Department of Education in the Limpopo Province. The sample covered three secondary schools participating in the NSNP in the Bakenberg Circuits. In each school, the principal, the heads of departments and the teacher, formed part of the sample of the study. The empirical findings were analysed and interpreted, and in presenting the findings, special reference to the research questions was made, namely: “An assessment of theimplementation and management of NSNP in the Bakenberg North Circuit secondary schools.” The study shows that the Department of Education in the Limpopo Province has not managed the NSNP efficiently and effectively. The findings of this study reflect that there are still challenges that continue to plague the NSNP after so many years since inception of the programme by the Department of Education. The empirical findings of this study have revealed that the challenges confronting the implementation of the NSNP could be attributed to poor governance and corruption by the Department of Education officials. Some pockets of excellence of the NSNP are noted in the study. Recommendations are made to mitigate the problem situation. The study therefore recommends the:  Menu supplied by the department to be followed,  Monitoring to be done at schools,  Storage facilities to be improved,  Issues of myth to be cleared among learners regarding the programme. en_US
dc.format.extent 108 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Nutrition Programme en_US
dc.subject Public schools en_US
dc.subject Reconstruction and development programme en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public schools-- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title An assessment of the implementation and management of the National School Nutrition Programme in Bakenberg North Circuit Secondary Schools, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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