THE Department of Education in the Northern Cape has promised that all learners will be placed before schools reopen on February 15, SABC NEWS reported this week.
At least 11 000 learners in the Northern Cape are still awaiting placement at schools, two weeks before the start of the school academic year. The learners include late applicants and those awaiting outcomes of appeals of unsuccessful placement at schools of their choice.
At least 3 600 placement offers are also yet to be accepted by parents.
A further 5 250 learners are awaiting the outcome of placement appeals from the office of the provincial Education MEC.
The Department of Education has promised that all learners will be placed before schools reopen on February 15.
Public schools reopening delayed
Last month, the Department of Basic Education delayed the reopening of 2021 academic school year to February.
The move was due to a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country.