The fight over unplaced learners has seemingly come to an end, as the learners are now in school.

In May, The Equal Education Law Centre took to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to the High Court on the issue of unplaced learners.

Last week, the court ordered that the WCED place those learners in a school by today.

The department’s Bronagh Hammond says it has abided by the court order.

“The Western Cape Education Department has received the order granted by the judge, and will abide by it. All learners have since been placed.”

Hammond further urged parents to confirm which schools their children will be attending by 17 June, to ensure that the 2023 admission process runs smoothly.

She says that from the 18th of this month, the WCED will automate the process of accepted or withdrawn places in schools – allowing schools to avail those places for learners on waiting lists.

Then, between the 20th and 24th of June, schools will make contact with those on the waiting list.

Hammond says that by the time the school holidays have concluded, schools need ensure that it is at capacity.


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