Over 30 000 Gauteng pupils not yet placed in schools

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the department is working to address the placements of over 30 000 pupils.

Pupils applying for Grade 1 and 8 have still not been placed for the 2018 academic year.

Lesufi says over 8000 parents have been offered alternative placements, and he has pleaded with parents to consider these.

We believe we will deal with it because we have analysed every application. What we are trying to do, to all those parents we are giving them until the 13th or the 14th to come in and get an alternative placement and then from the remaining 18 000 that need placement we will then be in a position to put them and distribute the remaining....

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

We are very confident that the weekend of the 13th and 14th, every parent that has applied, whether early or late in terms of our online registration. We will be in a position to attend to them and place their children.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

If your first option is full, we will try to meet your second option or third. If all are full, then the department will take over and look for a school.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

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