Cabinet made decision to use pirated textbooks, says Luncheon
- ‘value for money’ is deciding factor
Government spokesman Dr Roger Luncheon yesterday said that it was a Cabinet decision to procure pirated textbooks for public schools, disregarding copyright laws once the “good quality and better price” requirements are met by a supplier.
“The procurement, whether it is copyright material, has really concentrated on value for money. I think that is… the way in which we justify the approach that is being made,” Luncheon, head of the Presidential Secretariat, told reporters.
He was at the time responding to several questions posed by this newspaper in relation to the Ministry of Education inviting firms to bid to supply ‘pirated’ texts, which in the past had been denied by former minister of education Shaik Baksh …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.