Schools need to register needy kids on WCED scholar transport, says Paddy Atwell

The Western Cape Education Department provides free scholar transport to learners from poor communities who live more than five kilometeres from their nearest school.

WCED does not provide transport where there is public transport or hostel accommodation, explains department spokesperson Paddy Atwell.

Atwell advises that state schools are required to register qualifying pupils on their scholar transport services and that parents need to apply through their child's school.

This comes after a CapeTalk parent claimed that their child had been ordered off the transport service subsidised the by WCED for using the service illegally.

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