Khume Ramulifho, MPL

DA Gauteng Education spokesman

Edenglen Primary School in Ekurhuleni has not received all the required workbooks for the second half of this year, including Maths and English textbooks for grades 4

and 7.

This school also only received workbooks for the first half of this year in May, and like many other schools in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, Edenglen primary now has to play catch up in order for them to complete their 2012 syllabus on time.

The Gauteng Education Department conducted an audit last week on Gauteng schools, but many schools in the province are still waiting for their workbooks. The Democratic Alliance (DA) will table oral questions for next week’s sitting to establish the extent of workbook shortages in Gauteng.

It is unacceptable that students do not have the necessary study materials. The department’s lacklustre efforts to ensure all schools have the essential workbooks will impact negatively on learners studies and results.

I have written to the Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy to request that all workbooks be delivered in the province as a matter of urgency.

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