The Gauteng Department of Education is
pleading with all learners who were issued with textbooks and tablets to return
them to schools in good condition immediately after the last day of exam. This
will enable other learners to be afforded the same opportunity in the next
It must be noted that 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, teaching and learning is ready to
It is therefore of utmost urgency that
all textbooks and tablets be returned to schools after the final exams, as this
impact on the readiness and access to quality education in our province.
In conclusion we want to encourage
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
held criminally liable.