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Task team to probe into Dunoon parents teaching kids in mobile classrooms

A group of parents and unemployed teachers allegedly broke into unoccupied mobile classrooms in Dunoon.

They started to conduct lessons there for children who did not get a place in any school in the city, according to reports by The Cape Argus.

The teachers allegedly started to conduct lessons in these classrooms on Tuesday, teaching lessons for learners in Grades R, 1 and 3.

The mobile classrooms were previously used by a local primary school (Sophakama Primary School), and are located on land which was made available to the Western Cape Education Department on a short-term basis.

Officials from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) visited the school site yesterday afternoon, and had a meeting about the situation.

Head of Education at the WCED Penny Vinjevold says a task team has been set up to investigate this further.

We have not received any list to suggest that these kids are not currently in a school.

Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education at the WCED

Vinjevold says that Dunoon has had the biggest influx of children, coming from outside the province, wanting to attend schools in the township.

She says this has placed an immense amount of pressure on the department.

Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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