The Western Cape Education Department says it’s satisfied with the operations of the scholar transport services in Khayelitsha.

Education MEC David Maynier, met with his counterparts Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen and Mobility MEC Ricardo Mackenzie, as well as the police, on Wednesday.

This meeting was aimed at getting a status update on the department’s operations, where buses are ferrying pupils to schools in the township.

Education authorities say over 5 100 learners missed school at the height of the blockade in February.

The disruptions took place because local taxi drivers want scholar transport contracts from the department.

The MECs were also briefed about the ongoing visibility of the police in hotspot areas.

“With the High Court interdict in place, preventing mini-bus associations from obstructing, interfering and stopping the transporting of learners, we now encourage parents to send their children back to school if they feel comfortable doing so, so that the teachers can determine how much work needs to be caught up and implement plans to do so”, said Maynier.