The Western Cape education department says that at the height of the strike, 852,259 learners stayed home from school in the province.
The horrific accident that claimed the lives of five children has put a spotlight on the issue of learner transport in the country.
Education minister belabours the impact of Covid-19 on learning and teaching amid dismal literacy scores.
Some students were still digging in their heels and refusing to vacate the university residences by 16h00 on Friday, arguing that an eviction order would be required to make them go.
According to the department of education in the Eastern Cape, the improvement of facilities at almost half of the schools in the province is delayed while about a fifth have no electricity.
A calling to hear ancestral voices has got some learners suspended from school.
The department says it is doing its best to place learners who applied late.
The students dismissed reports of intimidation, looting and damage to property linked to the protest as only meant to silence and discredit their struggle for education.
Absenteeism continues in schools in Khayelitsha because of the climate of fear and uncertainty caused by the taxi associations, says the Western Cape education department.
The ongoing blockade of learner transport operators in Khayelitsha has resulted in over 13,000 learners missing school since Monday.
The Grade 12 learners at the school this year say they are feeling the pressure to beat the 70% pass rate achieved by the class of 2022.
The 2022 matric results saw an improvement in poor schools despite the lack of resources that impact on the provision of quality education.