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Textbooks delivered to Limpopo schools

2013-01-18 07:29

Johannesburg - Limpopo's basic education MEC, Dickson Masemola, has told MPs that textbooks have been delivered to all schools in the province.

"The committee is of the view that in general there has been delivery of textbooks in the Waterberg district area, with the exception of Grade 11 mathematics and physical science textbooks," chair of Parliament's basic education portfolio committee said on Thursday.

On Monday the committee met with Masemola, the provincial department of basic education, and Waterberg district officials.

The MEC presented strategies to improve governance, financial management and administration in the department and at schools in the province in 2013.

A recurring problem was having the right number of textbooks delivered, Malgas said.

In the Northern Cape the committee visited schools in the Olifantshoek area that were affected by protests last year. This resulted in Grade R to 11 pupils not participating in the 2012 Annual National Assessment.

"The committee was impressed with the good performance of learners in the Grade 12 Senior Certificate examination who were taught at 'makeup camps' after most of their schools were closed due to the protest action."

Infrastructure was a common problem in both provinces. Most schools needed more classrooms, while others were dilapidated and needed to be upgraded.

"The committee is encouraged with the commencement of the academic year in Limpopo and Northern Cape and believes the interventions and improvement plans that are in place from the national and provincial departments of basic education will yield positive results."

Comments
  • henri.lombard - 2013-01-18 07:38

    Headlines today, i cant wait for June/July till the faults come out again.

      strikeback.strikeback - 2013-01-18 09:06

      Relax. It's last years books!

      alan.jerrold - 2013-01-18 09:34

      Wow - huge congratulations for actually doing the job you are supposed to do!! A totally new concept for the ANC. All we now need is for teachers to actually pitch on time, not arrive drunk and then teach for the full number of periods allocated to them.

  • christelle.theron.3 - 2013-01-18 07:38

    Why is it a problem having the right amount of books delivered?

      michael.tetley.35 - 2013-01-18 08:42

      Because they can't do the math. 30% pass mark means that you actually know almost nothing!

  • pieter.benade.92 - 2013-01-18 07:42

    Do they want medals for doing their jobs now?

      henri.lombard - 2013-01-18 07:49

      dont worry, they covered one part, there is still loads of other things to go wrong!!!! waiting patiently!!!!

  • tim.yagan - 2013-01-18 07:45

    Oh great, now that Limpopo has their textbooks, we will see that the other provinces will now be left in the dark...

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-18 07:48

    Dickson needs more schooling. To state that books have been delivered to ALL schools but with exceptioons is contradictory and nonsense. TRY any of: Books have been delivered to some schools. Books have been delivered to most schools We intended to deliver books to ALL schools by today but there sre some failures or maybe the most appropriate There have been exceptions to the planned delivery of books to all schools by today's deadline.

  • Ignorance police - 2013-01-18 07:50

    Staples delivered to my desk today too. Why not celebrate by throwing a party

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2013-01-18 07:53

    This is what we call,learning 4rm the past

  • les.eberhardt - 2013-01-18 08:06

    Are these books the delivery for 2012 or for the new year 2013?? Now they probably expect big bonuses!!!

  • boet.magundana - 2013-01-18 08:08

    Yipee !!!! Wow, finally after trying to get the addresses to the schools in Limpopo for more than a year the Dept of Education have finally arrived and delivered. The GPS was faulty, people !!

  • Mandy Casey - 2013-01-18 08:21

    Need to read between the lines here. In near future we will read of books not being delivered. For example, deliver just two books to a school that needs 10000 and you can say : we have delivered books to all schools.

  • antionette.leroux - 2013-01-18 08:30

    And this is newsworthy??? Skaam julle man....

  • susan.wright.92 - 2013-01-18 08:35

    How can the books have been delivered to ALL the school if there are one or two exceptions.Why can't the parties involved be honest about how many schools have not received their books.Again it boils down to accountability. The service delivery will not improve if the providers just get a tap on the knuckles every time they fail to deliver.It is time for the disciplinary code to kick in!(If they even have one that is!)

  • prot.kpax.33 - 2013-01-18 08:37

    What I don't get is why they need new books every year, in my school days I never got a new book. We looked after them if the book was lost or damaged we had to pay before we could our report at the end off the year.

  • justin.young.35513800 - 2013-01-18 09:32

    Well Done! ... to the company that bribed their way (including African Access / Edusolutions) into the delivery of these textbooks. By all accounts, the textbooks were delivered a year later. Whats the bill like to deliver these textbooks on time? Please tell..

  • Matthew - 2013-01-18 10:15

    So they did their jobs for once,and delivered the text books, like they're supposed to (job description much) and what now,they want a cookie ? =/

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