MEC Lesufi to launch retrieval of Textbooks and Tablets campaign

panyaza lesufiThe Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi is pleading with all learners who were issued with textbooks and tablets by the department to return them to schools in good condition when the year ends. This will enable other learners to be afforded the same opportunity in the next academic year.

MEC Lesufi launched the Textbooks and Tablet Retrieval Campaign today, at Sebothoma Hall in Hammanskraal. The purpose of this campaign is to instil discipline and a sense of responsibility amongst learners regarding the adequate management and care of the department’s resources.

The safe return of study material enables the department to plan on time for 2018 so that when schools reopen for the new academic year, we are ready to commence with teaching and learning.

In addition, this will save taxpayers money, which can be redirected to other educational purposes, such as the implementation of the GDE Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) strategy, rather than procurement.

It is therefore vital that all textbooks and tablets be returned to schools after final exams, as this impacts on the achievement of access to quality education in South Africa as a whole.

We also implore parents to play a pivotal role in reminding their children that withholding the department’s learning material is tantamount to theft and they are likely to be prosecuted.

For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on 072 574 3860.

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