Mbombela - The Mpumalanga education department has sought to clarify rumours about so-called ghost schools in the province.“There are a number of schools in the province that have been registered by the department but they have not been built yet,” spokesperson Jasper Zwane said. A shortage of schools in the province had led to concerns among residents that there were not enough places for their children. “What is the department waiting for?” he asked. “It has been a long time since it was registered. This area has one primary school and learners have to walk over 15km to get to a secondary school in nearby areas,” he said.