No repeat of textbook saga - Zuma

2012-12-16 16:11
Jacob Zuma (Picture: Sapa)

Jacob Zuma (Picture: Sapa)

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Bloemfontein - The late delivery of school textbooks must never be repeated, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

"The delivery of textbooks must improve," he told delegates at the ANC's national conference in Mangaung.

"The failure to deliver books to grades three, six, nine and 10 this year in Limpopo is an occurrence that must not be repeated."

School teachers needed to be more diligent with their jobs, he said.

"Some measures introduced by government... to improve school performance include the training of teachers and principals," he said.

"Let me repeat the call to our teachers that they should be in school, in class, on time teaching for seven hours every school day of the year."

This would be enforced.

He said the country's educational focus should be at the foundation phase.

"If the foundation is not firm, the house is not firm," Zuma said.

- SAPA
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