Coastal provinces had their schools opened last week for the new academic calendar . However , some days into the new academic period , unions in Eastern Cape reportedly threatened strike as a result of stationary that has not been delivered in more than 3000 school.
There had been reported concerns of delivery of stationary in the Eastern Cape .Mr Chris Modingi from the South African Democratic Teachers Union said that they were disturbed with the current situation .He said that according to their understanding , there had been understandings in 2021 for the 2022 period .Mr Modingi said that there had been expectations for the department to do what they were supposed to do .It was stated that the union expected the department to make provision for the text books and stationary .However , there was concern that the department had to talk about the issue of text books in the final hour .As the SADTU , he said that they were annoyed with what was happening .It was revealed how the issue of textboobs was affecting the education sector .
As a result , he said that they would not just sit back and watch . The union lambasted the circulars that were reportedly released by the department of education. It was argued by SADTU that the department had misled the members of the community and that they would not be a part of it . When he was asked how bad the issue of stationary , he said that the data that they received as of Monday highlighted that nothing had been done as far as deliveries were concerned .He alleged that the situation was dire and that it was affecting the learning process.
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