I, Matsie Angelina Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers, and in terms of section 3 of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996}, read in conjunction with section 59 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), section 35 of the Adult Basic Education and Training Act, 2000 (Act No. 52 of 2000), section 45 of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006}, and the National Education Information Policy (Notice 1950 of 2004), hereby publish the Standard for the Publication of Education Statistics, as set out in the Schedule.