Another textbook crisis in Limpopo

Yet another textbook crisis appears to have hit Limpopo.

FILE PICTURE: Textbooks are delivered in Limpopo. Picture: Andrea van Wyk

JOHANNESBURG - The Sunday Times newspaper is reporting that a circular was sent to school principals over the holidays which suggests they may not get all the textbooks they ordered for the coming term.

A notice was apparently sent out 10 days ago by Mzwandile Matthews, a member of the intervention team employed by government.

Matthews said a previous arrangement for ordering books has been changed because the provincial education department was experiencing a financial crisis.

Meanwhile an independent team investigating the textbook saga has urged Limpopo schools that haven't received learning material yet to contact them.

Former higher education director general, Mary Metcalf is now verifying paper trails and contacting schools as part of an audit.

Metcalf said the team has established a sms line to help them.

"It would help us a great deal if schools contact us with any of their textbook issues so we know what steps to take."

Schools can sms 32142.