[cape_town] - Mfuleni forum pleased with WCED efforts in trying to place pupils

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Cape Town – The Mfuleni forum has welcomed the efforts of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to ensure that unplaced children were accepted into schools in the area.

Nineteen Grade 11 pupils have been accommodated at high schools. They were among a group of about 1 000 pupils who were, for three weeks, crammed into halls, old clinic buildings and churches with other grades that ranged from R to 10.

Community leader and parent Sipho Delana said they were pleased with the progress made in Mfuleni and all meetings had been fruitful.

“We are pleased with the WCED progress in addressing our grievances because of the 27 Grade 11s. Only eight still need to be placed at schools. We are hopeful that the foundation phase will also start classes next week at the latest....

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