MBALI TANANA, NONSINDISO QWABE and ZIPO NCOKAZI
Only a handful of more than 700 displaced pupils have been accommodated by government schools over the past two weeks since the 2017 academic school year officially started.
This is amid indications that a number of illegal private schools are popping up hoping to cash in on the demand for school places.
Parents, together with their children, have been frequenting the East London education district office, Stirling Leadership Institute and provincial head office in Zwelitsha, with the hope that their children will be placed in “good” schools.
For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition for the complete newspaper with jobs, classifieds, crosswords, TV schedules and back editions.