Learners face reality as school holidays come to an end
By Cindy Witten
21 January 2009
For thousands of learners across the Province it’s all back to normal as school holidays come to an end with the start of the new school term.
The MEC for education, Yousuf Gabru, says that from the department’s side, everything is going according to plan.
“I’m sure that we are well prepared for the year. In our department we started preparing last year already,” said Gabru.
Gabru says in the Western Cape more than 950 000 learners started the 2009 academic year. Education MEC’s made surprise visits to schools across the province to ensure that learning got underway.
As far as teaching supplies are concerned, Gabru says that the majority of schools have been seen to.
“We’ve distributed all of the learning and teaching materials that is necessary, and have tried to ensure, as far as possible, that all the furniture required has been distributed,” he said.