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W. Cape schools to learn their fate today

The 20 W. Cape schools facing closure will learn whether they will be closed for good.

The 20 WC schools facing closure will learn whether they will be closed for good. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - Some Western Cape Schools facing closure will learn their fate on Wednesday.

Last year the Western Cape Education Department planned to shut down 20 schools across the province. Dwindling pupil numbers and poor performance were cited as some of the reasons behind the closures.

But the decision was overturned by the Western Cape High Court, throwing the schools a temporary life line.

Beauvallon High School in Valhalla Park's acting principal David Lawn told Eyewitness News he is confident the outcome will be in his school's favour.

"Other things are also happening and we're hoping that the court's decision will be in our favour, giving us the opportunity to show the department that some good can come from Valhalla Park."

A final ruling is expected on Wednesday afternoon.

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