Unused textbooks dumped: DA

2012-09-27 20:28

Johannesburg - Textbooks and teaching materials used for an adult education course have been found discarded in Modderfontein, the Gauteng Democratic Alliance said on Thursday.

"Hundreds of textbooks and other resources for the adult literacy programme, some still in wrapped boxes, stand abandoned in a dilapidated out-building in my constituency," said provincial DA finance spokesperson Mike Moriarty in a statement.

The textbooks were for use in the Adult Basic Education Training (Abet) programme and were found at the Modderfontein Cycle Park.

Moriarty said the textbooks and other materials were found in boxes marked for the department of basic education.

Basic Education spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said he was not aware of the textbooks, but admitted the department did have a service provider in the area.

He said the materials were "left-out", extra materials that were left over after the contract had been fulfilled.

Moriarty said the Abet programme was important for providing South Africans who had not benefited from a decent education with skills.

"Abet resources abandoned in this manner is a slap in the face of South Africans who pin their hopes and aspirations on the programme," Moriarty said.

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-09-27 20:41

    One would like the responsible people to explain why this educational material was not made better use of. It costs money and could serve a very important purpose. - 2012-09-27 21:45

      Why do I get the feeling there is a conspiracy from government and other ANC related individuals to suppress education. Do they perhaps fear that education would enlighten the masses to a point where they will no longer support incompetence, corruption and deception.

      fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-09-29 13:35

      Hi Jock - think back the anc motto - "no education before liberation"? Well - they are still at it. This whole mess lack off dellivery in all concievable ways just again proves that a liberation organization does not make good governing organization - this has been proven again and again all over the world and specifically in Africa. But do the supporters learn? Emphatically NO. And educting them will open their eyes to the cockup they are supporting.

  • - 2012-09-27 20:46

    This is indicative of where the value system is of the ANC. Instead of educating to uplift, they want to take away from others with the premise it will uplift, but in actual fact pull everyone down (e.g. Nationalisation)

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-27 21:38

      Well the ANC need to ensure the masses remain uneducated, that's they only way they can hang on to power. One can imagine that one pile of textbooks was a mistake, but now it seems that this is done on purpose.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-09-27 20:48

    If you want to hide something from a brother , hide it in a book !!!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-27 21:34

    Is anyone surprised?

  • infijar.ken - 2012-09-27 22:30

    "Basic Education spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said he was not aware of the textbooks, but",,,,"He said the materials were "left-out", extra materials that were left over after the contract had been fulfilled." So, Lesufi doesn't know anything about these books, however they obviously weren't needed so they were dumped! Where is Mrs Wiggy for comment....."I want to terminate this interview now!"

  • rod.baker.376 - 2012-09-28 06:23

    And meanwhile Zuma tells us education 'is the most important investment' and he accepts an invitation to be one of 10 inaugural member state champions for the education initiative set up by the UN Sec Gen - and he says all this and accepts the invitation, while schools in Limpopo still don't have textbooks, and education in the Eastern Cape is a shambles. And he does all of this without blushing. What about sorting out our own backyard before getting involved on a global scale?

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-28 07:29

    There goes our tax money .......... again. How much more must we give ???? B

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-09-28 11:45

    why would they want textbooks if they an hardly read???

  • di.hingley - 2012-09-28 13:41

    Omg........why dump these resources? Donate them!

  • chris.khanye - 2012-09-28 16:20

    What more can we expect from the powers that be. Route to power without education on display in political arena: Jansen

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