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Were Eastern Cape schools ready to open? Not everyone thinks so. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
Were Eastern Cape schools ready to open? Not everyone thinks so. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

The DA says the department of education in the Eastern Cape was “desperately ill-prepared” for the reopening of schools.

Schools in the province reopened for the academic year on Monday, after an extended closure due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

Yusuf Cassim, DA education spokesperson in the province, said that according to a school readiness report presented to the education portfolio committee last week, only 63% of schools have received their textbooks and grade reader deliveries, with about 20% of schools still awaiting the delivery of their workbooks.

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