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The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says six new schools will open their doors in the province as learners prepare for the new teaching year this week.

The six new schools will each take in 1 200 learners, in addition to three new mobile schools that will accommodate eight classrooms (about 300 learners) each.

This is to alleviate the pressure on existing schools in the province and the anticipated late influx of learners from upcountry.

These facilities have been set up in areas including Delft, Thembalethu in George, Ocean View and Kraaifontein, says WCED's Bronagh Hammond.

Hammond explains that most school orders for textbooks, stationery and other supplies were sent out last year.

We prepared well in advance for the upcoming school year.

Bronagh Hammond, Director of Communications at Western Cape Education Department

Read: 'Prepping schools two days before opening determines upcoming year's success'

She says the WCED top priority is to finalise school placements and resolve late enrollments as soon as possible.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Six new WC schools to open their doors this week

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