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WC Education yet to place over 2,000 learners

The department’s Jessica Shelver says officials have been able to accommodate most of the learners.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer during a visit at school in Crossroads. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department says there are still about 2,600 learners who are yet to be placed at schools in the province.

When the new school year started initially, 18,500 children couldn’t be placed.

But the department’s Jessica Shelver says officials have been able to accommodate most of the learners.

“This represents 0,04% of our total learner population. The demand is mainly concentrated in the urban metro areas and the challenges that we’ve experienced this term are late enrollment and persons that are relocating to the Western Cape.”