Private school attendance grows 87%

2013-01-17 10:35

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Johannesburg - Private school attendance rose by 87% between 2000 and 2011, according to a report on Thursday.

Parents were losing faith in public schools, where enrolment only grew by 13% in the same period, reported Business Day, quoting from the SA Institute of Race Relations' latest survey.

According to the survey, the number of private schools grew from 971 to 1 486 between 2000 and 2011.

However, the proportion of pupils in private schools remained at 4% of children enrolled in the education system.

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