Pretoria – Even though parents may be able to meet the Department of Education’s criteria for placement in nearby schools, there is a chance their children may not be placed in the desired school due to placement challenges.
Speaking at Hoërskool Menlopark on the placement process for the 2023 Grade 1 and 8s, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the reason parents may not get places for their children at nearby schools was a number of schools in the province which had received “abnormally high” applications.
Lesufi said there were roughly 275 primary schools that had received a high number of applications, which could result in some children not being placed.
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