MEC: Textbook delivery plans on track

2012-09-04 13:35

Johannesburg - Plans for the delivery of textbooks and learning materials for Gauteng schools next year were on track, Education MEC Barbara Creecy said in the provincial legislature on Tuesday.

"I would like to assure the members in the house that we have put in place clear processes to ensure that all textbooks are delivered... before the start of the new academic year," she said.

Learner teacher support materials (LTSM) for Gauteng's 190 Section 20 schools - those shools that are not self-managing - had been ordered by the department. These schools received R73m for LTSM over the 2012/2013 financial year.

In these schools, orders for Grades 4 to 6 and Grade 11 books were placed before the deadline of August 15.

Creecy said the books were expected in November.

"There are no expected delays in deliveries, however, it should be noted that publishers take between eight to 12 weeks to print and deliver the orders placed."

Self-managing Section 21 schools are responsible for procuring their own learning materials.

For next year, the department had allocated R588m for LTSM for the 1 855 Section 21 schools in the province.

"[These schools] are required to follow a three-quotation system to find the cheapest supplier and place orders," Creecy said.

Subsidies were also in place to replace lost or damaged textbooks.

The department also monitored districts to ensure that shortages or erroneous deliveries could be rectified in time to prevent teaching disruptions.

  • yossarian.crake - 2012-09-04 13:45

    Oh, good well-done. No we just need to address the fact there are students out there who have now lost a year (and hope of breaking the economic cycle) Also....i would presume they would want to ensure that there are actually schools where these books would be delivered at?

      ian.flack2 - 2012-09-04 14:51

      As this is Arbor Week, may I suggest that we all help by planting some more schools in Limpopo

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-09-04 13:45

    Grades 4-6 and11. That's four grades. What about the rest?

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-04 13:55

      1-2 miss a few 99, 100

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-04 17:16

      Grades 1-3 and 10 were done last year. Grades 7-9 and 12 are being produced at the moment.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-04 13:51

    Have we written off this year then?

      paul.c.wadsworth - 2012-09-04 14:32

      Wright Off 2012! It didn't exist! Like History befor 1994! Just like that, ALA-KA"SHAM" POOF

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-09-04 14:32

    So what about the remainder of this year for those who need or have you inept ANC sycophants just given up??????????

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-04 14:50

    Great stuff, so which dump site must we collect the text books from ?

  • willem.v.hoven - 2012-09-04 16:15


  • andy.rossell - 2012-09-05 09:14

    An interesting fact on delivery SAB truck drivers will deliver 845 million condoms to 16 000 taverns in 5 years to avert 1.6 million new HIV/Aids infections South African Breweries [SAB] delivers liquor successfully to over 300,000 shebeens across SA weekly, but the SA Government cannot deliver textbooks to 26,000 schools once a year.... If SAB and Government swap delivery methods, we could have a civilised, sober and educated country!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-05 10:35

      With drunks running it!...oh wait we do...

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