Tomorrow, Western Cape MEC for Education Debbie Schäfer will be announcing the enrolment deadline for applications to schools in the Western Cape. In previous years, the WCED has had a two phase enrolment period. This year there is one deadline for enrolments.
In order to create awareness around the importance of early enrolment, the WCED have released a number of radio ad campaigns, billboards, taxi wrappers and banners in areas where we typically find late enrolments.
This year it has become abundantly clear that the main hindrance to placing children in schools is late enrolment. The onus is on the parents to ensure that their child is enrolled in schools timeously before the end of the previous school year.
MEC Schäfer will present to the media, the various aspects of this campaign that is aimed at parents who would typically leave enrolments to the last minute.
The WCED’s early enrolment campaign tells stories of people who are scrambling to enrol their children, after forgetting to do so. The stories are entertaining, but have a serious message.
Tomorrow, MEC Schäfer will be announcing the enrolment deadline for the 2016 academic year. She will also be outlining the importance of early enrolment as well as urging parents to enrol their children as soon as possible.
Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Venue: Press Room, 15 Wale Street, Cape Town
Please allow for time for signing in or confirm attendance with ID number in advance.
All media are invited to attend.
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Spokesperson to MEC Debbie Schäfer
Cell: 076 175 0663
SOURCE: South African Official News