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More textbooks for needy Gauteng schools

2012-10-08 08:04

Johannesburg - One thousand poor schools in Gauteng would be provided with curriculum assessment and policy statement (Caps) textbooks, the provincial education department said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Charles Phahlane said that the department conducted a verification audit, which found 631 primary schools and 378 secondary schools had insufficient funds to order textbooks for the Caps rollout.

In 2013, the Caps system is being extended to Grades 4, 5, 6 and 11. The department wanted to ensure that all pupils had access to at least one textbook per subject.

"The audit we conducted enables the department to be proactive in assisting schools and to make sure that all necessary [learner, teacher support material] is available at every school by the start of the schooling year in 2013," Phahlane said.

Comments
  • bevan.carpenter.1 - 2012-10-08 08:09

    ...but drive our X5's and live in our mansions we will

  • charles.brink.90 - 2012-10-08 09:16

    Spending millions of bucks on renovating Zuma's LUXURIOUS home in stead of buying books ...Are we in Africa or what ??

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-10-08 10:53

    and waste money on name changes....

  • kcdikobe - 2012-10-09 09:30

    cant believe this,textbook or not, education rendered at public schools, is in all forms unacceptable! and that in this day and age we still have poor schools,

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