“Wake up and get ready for school”, is a phrase many parents across Gauteng won’t get to say on Wednesday as pupils embark on their first day of the 2023 academic year.
According to Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane, 1 394 pupils have not been placed in schools. Chiloane was speaking at a media briefing in Kempton Park on the progress of admission and placement of pupils for the start of the year’s first term for inland schools on Wednesday.
Parents who gathered outside Hoërskool Jeugland, where the briefing was held, were furious. They were denied access to the school premises to sit in on the briefing.
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