VAAL TRIANGLE - The MEC for Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, has apologised to parents for the delays in placing learners. Lesufi says the Department has nearly 700 learners waiting for placement for the 2022 academic year. The MEC has assured all parents of unplaced learners that all placements will be concluded before the end of January. According to the MEC, in the same period last year, the Department had over 35-thousand outstanding placements, which they concluded in March. He said this during his address at the receiving of a newly built Setlabothja Primary School from the Department of Infrastructure in Sebokeng early this morning.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, calls on all learners aged between 12- and 17-years to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Motshekga hosted a media briefing on the opening of schools for the 2022 school year. She says she is aware that lots of children did not get vaccinated because the vaccination programme was launched last year, just as the learners started writing their final exams. Motshekga says people should not listen to any kind of misinformation regarding vaccinations. The Minister says it is in everyone’s best interest to get their jabs.
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