Cape Town - While thousands of pupils celebrate the end of the school term today, Chad Januarie, 6, is still waiting to start Grade 1.
On March 11, the Cape Argus reported that Chad’s mother, Esstralita, had been desperately trying for several months to get him enrolled in primary schools in Macassar, but to no avail.
She said she feared he would fall behind his peers.
Her employer also contacted the Western Cape Education Department for help.
At the time the department said Chad was 29th on a waiting list of 69 children at Macassar Primary and that, according to the school, his parents had applied late (in November) last year.