The Gauteng education department has warned parents who have not yet applied for their children to do so before the deadline. Online applications for grades 1 and 8 are closing today at midnight.
MEC of education Panyaza Lesufi stated that “We will continue to enhance this system and link it to other existing government systems to further strengthen the credibility of the information attained.”
Lesufi added that the department recorded the highest number of applications for admissions for 2020 when the system went live in May, with a total of 220,802 applications received for grades 1 and 8.
Online admissions were kept open during the June/July school holidays, a first for the department, according to Lesufi.
Please take note of the following:
- Parents will not receive offers of placement from schools where no documents were submitted.
- Parents who have not submitted the required documents have until July 31 to do so.
- The placement period for admissions will start on August 30 and close on October 31.
- Parents are urged to accept offers as soon as they are received.
The capacity of each school will determine the number of applicants that receive placement offers and the number of learners finally admitted to the school.
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