In her reply the minster was asked to address plans and proposed time lines for her department to provide every school in the country with a (i) properly equipped library and (ii) trained school librarian.
|Children from schools in and around Soweto surrounded by books at a READ-CNA in-store reading.|
- National Policy for an Equitable Provision of an Enabling School Physical Teaching and Learning Environment. Through this policy, the department says it will realize the provision of all essential spaces and facilities, including school libraries. This policy is to be followed by the Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.
- National School Library and Information Services Guidelines. Through these guidelines provision and support of libraries in the system will be addressed.
The minister added that the provision of teacher librarians would have to be made within the context of broad post provision according to priority needs.
We trust government will deliver on the said targets and that all children will have access to the ultimate windows of the world...Books