Ivory Park- We previously reported on the SABC News report about bogus schools that are operating illegally in Ivory Park.

The MEC for Education and Youth Development, Panyaza Lesufi visited the schools today the 26 August 2019. Star Combined, Four Comprehensive and Our Legacy Combined were amongst the schools shut down and accounted for more than 400 learners.

Lesufi engaged the principals of the nearby schools to accommodate the learners affected. An audit is being prepared to determine where the affected learners will be placed and in which grades.

“The department has begun to conduct an audit with an intention to accommodate all affected learners in neighbouring schools.
My interest lies in protecting the future of these children and as such, they must all be accommodated in public schools. We call upon parents to cooperate and not continue to register their children in unregistered learning institutions,” said Lesufi.

Most of the learners are foreigners and do not have birth certificates. This is one of the reasons parents opt to send their children in these schools. The Department is requesting to be assisted with shutting down all unregistered schools in the community.

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