Protector to probe E Cape book shortage

2012-08-14 19:59
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Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate shortages of workbooks at schools in the Eastern Cape, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.

The DA complained to Madonsela last week about workbook shortages in the Port Elizabeth and Queenstown districts.

"We trust that the public protector’s investigation will get to the bottom of why children in the Eastern Cape still do not have workbooks one month into the third term of the year," DA Eastern Cape spokesperson Edmund van Vuuren said in a statement.

"The majority of schools contacted by the DA in both districts were either experiencing major shortages or had received the incorrect books."

However, the party believed it was a province-wide problem caused by the education department's botched ordering and delivering process.

"In the PE district, isiXhosa speaking learners had received books in seSotho," he said.

"We also witnessed thousands of books being returned to the PE warehouse due to these incorrect deliveries."

One primary school in Queenstown was short 2 300 books, he said.

Madonsela's office could not be reached to confirm the investigation.

- SAPA
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