Cape Town - Biebermania may have reached fever pitch in anticipation of the singing sensation’s Cape Town concert, but it won’t be an excuse for Beliebers to skip school for the performance.
Canadian star Justin Bieber famous for hits songs including Baby and Somebody To Love, will be performing to a sold-out Cape Town Stadium as part of his Believe tour on Wednesday.
Last month it was reported that some Norwegian schools had rescheduled mid-term exams to avoid a conflict with 19-year-old Bieber’s arrival in Oslo.
But in the Western Cape there will be no concessions for school-going Beliebers who want to skip class because of the concert.
“Based on their respective codes of conduct, schools will deal internally with learners who are absent because of the concert,” said Millicent Merton, a spokesperson for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).
“The WCED is committed to ensuring the maximum use of teaching and learning time. In terms of the National Policy on Learner Attendance, it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children attend school daily.”
The department didn’t receive any requests to grant pupils permission to be absent on the concert day or the day after.
Locnville and ChianoSky will be the supporting acts for Wednesday’s concert.
In December it was reported that Computicket had sold more than 50 000 tickets in less than an hour for the Cape Town and Joburg shows.
Bieber will be performing at the FNB Stadium in Joburg on Sunday. - Cape Argus