Clampdown on unregistered schools

2013-02-22 14:25


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Cape Town - Sixteen Western Cape schools are operating without the necessary registration from the provincial education department, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that five of these had applied for registration as independent schools but were allegedly operating without the necessary documents, and 11 had not applied at all.

Education MEC Donald Grant's spokesperson, Bronagh Casey, said the department would be following up on these institutions.

She said two schools, Manaarul Hudaa College in Manenberg and Tygerberg College in Monte Vista, had been operating illegally at the start of the year and were closed down.

Applications for the registration of independent schools should be submitted by June 30 of the year before the schools opened their doors.

Parents should check whether the schools were registered and ask for the relevant certificate.

School officials who flouted the law were liable to a fine or imprisonment.

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