250 000 Gauteng pupils now placed at schools

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The Gauteng Department of Education has reduced the amount of pupils waiting to be placed from 34 358 to 29 862, its spokesperson, Steve Mabona, said in a statement on Wednesday.”This demonstrates a steady increase of learners currently placed to 250 309, which represents 88.51% of total applications received.

“Our officials are committed and working tirelessly to place the remaining 29 862, or 10.52%, of unplaced learners by November 30, 2019,” Mabona said.Of the 250 309 pupils, 134 680 were placed in Grade 1 and 115 629 in Grade 8.

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