Forest High School pupil Mohammad Mwela returns to court on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old is accused of murdering fellow pupil, Daniel Bakwela.
Mwela claims he was defending himself against a gang on the day the 16-year-old was stabbed to death.
He said the murder weapon belonged to the deceased and was dropped during a scuffle.
The Education Department says the accused is eligible to write mid-year examinations.
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