The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it’s working to ensure that the thousands of unplaced learners are allocated spaces at state schools as soon as possible.
At the start of the week, the department announced that 18 484 pupils were unplaced.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number had decreased to 17 500.
WCED ministerial spokesperson Jessica Shelver says department officials are working to reduce the number.
While this number is high, we are cognisant that we are making progress.— Jessica Shelver, WCED ministerial spokesperson
District officers will use the online registration system to identify available places at schools.
The district officials will now use this system to find where there is places available and direct parents to those schools to apply for admission.— Jessica Shelver, WCED ministerial spokesperson
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