Tears, joy for some

2016-01-14 06:00
 Nombussa Khalipha (7) pupil of Grade 1 crying for the first day at Ntwasahlobo Primary School at Site B in Khayelitsha yesterday. PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

Nombussa Khalipha (7) pupil of Grade 1 crying for the first day at Ntwasahlobo Primary School at Site B in Khayelitsha yesterday. PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

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The Western Cape education department is ready for the 2016 school year even though late registrations are still a problem.

This was revealed by MEC Debbie Schaffer during an opening day visit at Intshinga Primary School yesterday.

Schafer said that the department was good to go even though they are aware that many parents will again register their children late.

“We are as ready as we can be. There are sufficient texts books and all schools are set to begin the learning process today.

“We are aware that there will be late registrations and we have prepared for them.

We know that many of the learners will be coming from other provinces and some are even expected to come at the end of the month,” she said.

She said that the department was working hard to make sure that the late comers are enrolled.

She urged parents to register learners as soon as possible and also revealed that the biggest culprits of late registrations were the Metro North district.

“The area which tends to give us problems with late registrations the most is the Metro North district in places such as Paarl, Strand, Mfuleni and areas such as Dunoon.

We urge parents to register the children and it may take some time but all the learners will be enrolled,” she added.

She did not report any major losses due to vandalism and break ins at school saying she will be received reports during the course of the week.

Parents trickled in at Intshinga looking for a place for their children.

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