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Scores show up for late registration in WC schools

In Nyanga, Gugulethu and Philippi scores of parents stand in queues hoping for last-minute placement.

WC Education MEC Debbie Schäfer speaking to some of the learners and teachers at the school. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education is expecting an influx of late registrations with the new academic year already underway.

Provincial schools opened their doors to about a million pupils today.

Education MEC Debbie Schäfer visited Intshinga Primary in Gugulethu this morning.

#Back2School WC Education MEC Debbie Schäfer visiting Intshinga Primary School in Gugulethu for the first day of school. XK

In Nyanga, Gugulethu and Philippi, scores of parents stood in queues hoping for last-minute placement for their children.

Teachers tried to assist, but principals made it clear they could only accept a few.

Schäfer has urged parents to report to district offices working to accommodate late registrations.

"If a lot more people come than we expected, then we will have to take some time to make sure we order the stationery, books and text books and make sure there are classes for them."

The MEC said they encouraged parents to register early last year and are hoping late enrolments can be avoided next year.

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