GAUTENG EDUCATION DEPT CONCERNED ABOUT OVERCROWDING AT SOME SCHOOLS

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Over 22,000 pupils are yet to be placed in a classroom due to late applications.

The Gauteng Education Department says that it is worried that some schools are experiencing overcrowding.

The department says that it received nearly 330,000 grade 1 and 8 applications for the 2019 academic year, which is 1,200 more than last year.

Over 22,000 pupils are yet to be placed in a classroom due to late applications.

The department’s Steve Mabona: “It is a sizeable increase, so you’ll understand that the issue of over-crowding is now a problem for us.”