The Western Cape Department of Education has
raised its concern regarding the single textbook per subject which the national
department claims it is a cost saving system.
WCED MEC Debbie Schafer while addressing the
National Council of Provinces on Minister Angie Motshekga’s budget vote speech
emphasised the importance of strengthening accountability and efficiency.
Ministerial Spokesperson Jessica Shelver said if
the National government spends more efforts on dealing with corruption,
maladministration and other departments, there would be more than enough money
to purchase quality textbooks, without limiting the choice of teachers and
learners and endangering the publishing industry.
Shelver said Minister Schafer has raised with
the Nation minister and the deputy minister the on-going concerns of the
Shelver added that the impact has brought home
in a recent meeting with the publisher, when it was explained that a small
publisher is developing a maths book for Grade 10.
“Minister Schafer does not have to explain the
potential dangers that lie in minimising the amount of available material.”
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