The Limpopo Education Department has admitted that there are schools in the province which still do not have textbooks and stationery. Grade nine to 12 learners at Gwamasenga secondary school in Tsianda village have not yet been supplied with stationery while grade 12 learners are running short of Business Studies and English literature books.
The department’s provincial spokesperson Sam Makondo has blamed increased learner enrolment at schools. “We are accordingly dealing with all those shortages which in the main are as a consequence of increase learner enrolment because some schools as we speak are still admitting learners and that means we must make available the necessary support material so this case is not exception and is getting the necessary attention so that no learner is disadvantaged. We have encouraged our schools to bring to our attention such cases for a swift response,” says Makondo.