Education department asks for calm as more learners are placed


The Gauteng education department has pleaded with parents to remain calm as it continues to find placement for all learners.

By Tuesday, the department had placed 18 000 more learners at schools in the province, reducing the total number of unplaced learners to 40 000.

ALSO READ: School’s apology accepted by department of education

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said his department was faced with a serious challenge in placing learners due to a shortage of schools.

Lesufi also pleaded with parents to accept the schools their children were placed in.

“It is important for parents to note that schools in Johannesburg South; Johannesburg East (covering Bryanston area); Pretoria North; and Midrand are completely full and the department will endeavour to place learners in other schools,” said Lesufi.

ALSO READ: Education department perplexed, DA claims ‘absurd’

“Parents are urged to accept offers of placement in the proposed schools.”

He said the department received many applications from parents this week, but priority would be given to those who applied through the online system.

“Over the past two days the department has been inundated by parents applying for the first time.”

ALSO READ: School’s apology accepted by department of education

“While all effort will be made to place all learners, priority will be given to those who utilised the online system.”

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.


find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


ptacenturion ptaeast
Next Story
Pretoria-seun wil net dans