Textbook crisis: Cope weighs in

2012-07-11 19:30

Johannesburg - A communication breakdown was one of the causes of the Limpopo textbook crisis, the Congress of the People said on Wednesday.

"We are discovering the department does not know what the administrator does as he reports nationally, and he in turn does not know what the MEC is doing," Cope education spokesperson Mokgadi Raganya said.

"But the two continue to co-exist. This is because there is no legislative framework to regulate the relationship."

Raganya said people in the province were uninformed about the functions of most of the provincial government's departments, especially those that were now under administration.

"While we had hope[d] that the administration will resolve the challenges in the province, now we are losing confidence in the administration as well."

In December 2011, the government placed five Limpopo departments under administration due to them being in financial crisis.

Some schools in the province had been without textbooks since the start of the school year.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-11 19:54

    And this has been going on for 18 years? It is a miracle that the children of limpoopoo have actually achieved anything. How sad that they should have to suffer for the inadequacies of government. I believe government should apologise to all children and parents that have in any way been affected by this disgraceful lack of service.

  • lwazi.sibiya.10 - 2012-07-11 20:15

    Everyone who cares has commented, now cope wants some spot light to divert attention from their \drunken master\ issue. shame

  • logical007 - 2012-07-11 20:36

    maybe Angie will 'resign' too??? for incompetency? We are in July Textbooks / work books only delivered now.... No excuses!

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-11 20:58

    COPE can only see things when they are DRUNK

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-11 21:09

    A communication breakdown was between the flight-phobic and COPE-member

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