700 pupils still to place

    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.

    LEARNING DIFFICULTY: Dozens of parents from around Buffalo City Metro whose children have not been admitted to schools visited executive mayor Xola Pakati, left, yesterday to ask for his intervention Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA

    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.

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