Gauteng school placement period extended

Gauteng's Education spokesperson, Steve Mabona has the latest. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The 2020 placements for Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils in Gauteng have been extended to 30 November.

Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona urged parents who have received an offer of placement to accept it immediately.

Emotions spilt over at various district offices on Sunday.

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Mabona apologised to parents, saying there is no need to panic and that the placement period has been extended.

"We have now since extended the placement period. I think the panic was brought by the fact that we were supposed to end on 31 October."