GDE hopes to place pupils by next week

The department announced yesterday that it had drastically reduced the number to just over 2,800.

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JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Education Department says it hopes to place all pupils in grade 1 and 8 who applied using its online system by the end of next week.

The department announced yesterday that it had drastically reduced the number to just over 2,800.

It says late applications and placements are increasing daily.

Spokesperson Oupa Bodibe said, “We think we can eliminate the backlog by the end of next week but the ones who applied late will be a tough call.”