Parents urged to register 2014 pupils

2013-09-09 20:41

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Bloemfontein - Parents were urged on Monday to apply for 2014 school admissions in the Free State before the end of September this year.

Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe said parents should have their children’s identity documents or birth certificates with them when applying for places in 2014.

"The availability of these documents will make it easier for principals to enforce the relevant section of the admission policy when presented to the school," he said.

Other documents required for registration were pupils' immunisation cards, proof of address, transfer letters, and the last school report cards of those who had previously attended school.

Makgoe said early registrations would help effective learning and teaching on the first day of school in 2014.

Children who were 4-years-old, turning 5 by 30 June 2014, could be registered for Grade R next year.

All children between the ages of 7 and 15 are compelled to attend school.

Makgoe said parents should make sure that all children of these age groups were registered and regularly attended school.

He said a public school could not administer any test for admission nor could parents be turned away because they were unable to afford the school fees.

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