Over 600 Mpumalanga pupils struggling to find space

The department vows a space will be found before the week ends.


A total number of 676 Mpumalanga pupils are struggling to find a space three weeks after schools have opened.

These learners are reported to be in eMalahleni, Middelburg and Mbombela.

The department of education in the province says the pupils will definitely find space as they are “working around the clock to ensure that these learners are accommodated come Friday,” spokesman Jasper Zwane said on Monday this week.

“Last week Friday, there were 676 learners who had not been placed in a school,” said Zwane.

“We have been working around the clock to ensure that these learners are accommodated in a school come Friday (February 2) this week,” he said.

He urged parents whose children are struggling to get a place at a school to contact their circuit offices.

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“If parents are facing problems at schools, they must go to the education department’s district office in their area.

“Officials there will assist you to find placement at the next available school, he said.

(edited by MLM)

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