WCED to deliver 1.6 million texts books next year
06 June 2012
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is preparing to deliver about 1, 6 million text books for the 2013 school year.
This is more than the additional R240 million that school's can use to spend on text books.
The WCED plans to provide free text books for learners in grades 4, 5, 6 and 11.
MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant said this is part of the departments plan to ensure that every learner has a textbook in the subjects that they take by the end of 2014.
He added that in the current year’s budget which started in April of this year, they are now preparing to order and deliver about 1, 6 million textbooks needed for next year.