The school year has kicked off. However, there are still about 8000 pupils that have not been placed in schools.
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says these pupils have not been placed because some parents have not adhered to regulations and apply at the last minute.
Registration opened in April last year and parents that applied on time, found space for their children at the end of July, he says.
Then we opened for late registration to accommodate those that realised very late that they need to bring their children to our schools. We opened it from the November 7 and closed in January. With that process 24 000 new applications, and from that, we are left with under 7000. We are quite convinced that by the end of January those parents would be placed.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
Lesufi asks parents who can't go to a district office to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any parent that has an inquiry, we plead with them that they send an email to that address using the number that starts with a W as a reference. If we can get those emails flowing, we can resolve the long queues we have at the district office.— Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
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This article first appeared on 702 : Lesufi: 'We are convinced that by the end of January all pupils will be placed'