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The Department of Basic Education is calling on patents to report any unlawful practices that are being done by schools across the country. 

This is as the Department says it is inundated with calls from parents in different provinces, whose children could not be registered in schools due to their inability to pay registration fees. 

The Department says parents should report such unlawfulness to their nearest districts or provincial education department offices. 

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Reginah Mhaule, says they are earning all school governing bodies and principals to refrain from this illegal practice as it puts unnecessary pressure on parents. 

Meanwhile - The department issued out a statement - saying it is looking forward to welcoming learners back to class as the 2021 academic year commences on Monday, 15 February 2021. 

 Mhaule took to Twitter to post, “We look forward to welcoming back all our learners, and the resumption of the academic year next Mon, 15 Feb. We trust that all parents are ready, learners have school uniform and stationery”. 

This comes after the reopening of schools was delayed by two weeks in January, as the country was still battling with the second wave of the coronavirus. The delay was in a bid to curb the spread of the virus in schools. 

The Department says the health and safety of learners and teachers continues to remain their top priority. 

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