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No school for hundreds of Dunoon pupils since January

Concerned parents say hundreds of children have been left stranded without schooling.

About 50 children are on the premises of the old Sophakama Primary school today during school holidays. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Concerned Dunoon parents say hundreds of children have been left stranded without schooling since the beginning of the year.

The mobile containers of a temporary school in the area, Sophakama Primary, stands vacant.

It is now used by parents to teach their own children who did not find placement at formal schools this year.

About 50 children are on the premises of the old Sophakama Primary school today during school holidays.

The mobile containers were vacant because the Western Cape Education Department had built a new school in the area.

But not all learners from the area can be accommodated there.

Parents of those learners are now using the containers as school classrooms to teach their children.

A parent says it's unacceptable that there is not enough space for children.

"To me it's a crime. I never thought that kids will not get a school, like we accept that the schools are full. We can't accept this."

The Equal Education Law Centre's Solminic Joseph says the organisation is in contact with the parents to help find a solution with the Department of Education.