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International Awareness Day for People with Albinism.

13 June 2019, is declared by the United Nations as the International Awareness Day for People with Albinism.

The day is chosen to recognize, celebrate and encourage strength in persons with albinism.

It is also a day intended for everyone to recognize that despite challenges faced by persons with albinism, they still have to soldier on.

The MEC for the Mpumalanga Department of Education, Mr. Bonakele Majuba will have lunch with some learners with Albinism at the Evender Fotis Hotel in Gert Sibande District at 14H00 to celebrate this day. The learners will also receive goodies from the MEC.

The MEC will also use the occasion to extend his appreciation to the management and staff of the Phelophepha Health Care Train that was in the Province and in turn receive a preliminary report on the services rendered to learners ( especially those with Albinism) by the staff of the Phelophepha Health Care Train.

While the Phelophepha Health Care Train was in Mpumalanga Province, health, oral, psychological , vision screenings and basic health education awareness was granted to learners with albinism.

The Phelophepha Health Care Train arrived in Mpumalanga Province on 30 March 2019 and it boasts of 19 fully refurbished and equipped coaches that serve as a simple one-stop clinic with several health care services under one roof. It will depart on 14 June 2019.

It is for these reasons that MEC Majuba saw the need celebrate this important day , to extend his appreciation and to wish the management and staff of the Phelophepha Health Care Train well as they depart from Mpumalanga Province - The Place of the Rising Sun.

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Admission of Learners for 2020

The Mpumalanga Department of Education takes this time to make a clarion call to all parents to register their children of school going age for the 2020 school year from 02 May 2019 to 30 August 2019.


Early registration of learners enable schools to plan in advance and to commence with teaching and learning on the first day of school re-opening.


Parents are required by law to produce the following documents as requirements for registration:
• An application form from the school;
• Official birth certificate of the child;
• Proof of immunization;
• A transfer card if a learner transfers from one public school to another;
• The last report card issued by the previous school.


No learner can be refused admission on the basis that his/her parents are unable to pay school fees.


Learners with special disabilities must also be admitted to schools in line with the dictates of White Paper No 6.


Should a parent experience a problem regarding the registration of a child to a school, he/she should request a written explanation from the principal or contact the nearest circuit office for assistance or call the departmental toll free line at 0800 203 116 during office hours.


 

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