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WC education dept urges late parents to register their kids for 2017

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has encourage parents to contact its district offices if they have yet to register their children for 2017.

The enrollment deadline for WCED schools was 24 June, but the department is willing to assist parents with late registration.

Find the full list of WCED District Offices here.

Other parents have until 25 July to inform schools of their acceptance or notify them about where their children plan to attend.

WCED ministerial spokesperson, Jessica Shelver explains that the department does not have control over school admissions policies, as governing bodies establish the geographical feeder zones.

The school governing bodies determine the school admission policies.

Jessica Shelver, WCED ministerial spokesperson

The department has asked parents to respond as soon as possible, in order to make room for other children who have not been enrolled.

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