Gauteng MEC requests 3 days to resolve learner placement issues

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Gauteng Education MEC, Matome Chiloane has asked parents to give him at least three days to resolve learner placement problems in the province.

Chiloane was speaking at the re-opening of the newly renovated Kgatoentle secondary school in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria, where he’s accompanying the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

According to Chiloane, over 276 000 online applicants have been placed in various schools in Gauteng. However, many parents are still dissatisfied with the schools their children have been placed in, while some learners are still without placements.

Chiloane elaborates, “We continue to appeal to parents to work with us on this matter. We do have high-pressure areas because of the massive residential development that has been taking place. Nonetheless, we continue to collaborate with our schools and parents. Even to roll out temporary mobile classrooms in our schools. The capacity is coming in nicely.”