Section 27 concerned by Limpopo schools

Section 27 says the Basic Education Department must overhaul the way it communicates with schools.

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LIMPOPO - Rights group Section 27 said on Saturday the Department of Basic Education's failure to effectively communicate with schools in Limpopo was one of the major contributions to the poor textbook delivery in the province.

Section 27 said there were still a number of schools that reported not having received textbook for the 2013 academic year.

The organisation spent last year trying to force the department to deliver textbooks to schools across the troubled province.

Attorney Nikki Stein said a number of systems need to be improved.

"The department does not have up-to-date information on how schools and learners there are in Limpopo, and what the medium of instruction is.

"These are some of the things the department needs to improve for the department to be able to discharge its duties effectively."