Books, stationery delivered, but late registrations may disrupt first day.
Stationery and books were delivered to Nelson Mandela Bay schools long ago, putting them in a good position for a smooth start today, but late registrations and placement problems could hamper the first day of the new school year.
While schools have proclaimed their readiness for the new year, teaching will be disrupted at some as parents queue in a desperate bid to get their children placed at the schools.
The Eastern Cape Education Department is roping in provincial bigwigs to crisscross the province to monitor the back-to-school process and ensure things get under way smoothly.
Education MEC Mandla Makupula assured parents it would be all systems go today as the department had ensured that all school needs were met and a teacher crisis was averted in the Bay.
– Zandila Mbabela
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