THE Gauteng Department of Education has opened the online application system for parents who missed the June 12 deadline.
To assist such parents, the system opened for late application from November 1 to 10. No new applications will be processed in January 2018 as schools are full.
The system is running smoothly. The department urges parents who are applying for the first time to make use of this opportunity and apply online.
The department calls upon parents who applied during the admissions period in May but who still have not been placed to visit the district office for placement. These parents need not apply as their details are already on the system.
A total number of 285 834 learners needed placement in Gauteng schools. To date a total of 222 378, representing 77 per cent of all applicants, have been placed. This figure is a sum total of 123 450 for Grade One and 98 928 for Grade Eight learners.
“The department has plans to ensure that all applicants that applied on time are placed. We cannot thank enough the people of Gauteng for their overwhelming response to our call to utilise the online application system. Parents who have already applied and are awaiting placement must not reapply. These parents must approach district offices for assistance,” said MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Several of the schools are full and cannot accept more learners. There are 2 017 public ordinary schools that offer Grades One and Eight. Of these schools, 402 received applications beyond their school capacity and will not be available to parents to submit late applications.
For further assistance with admission queries, parents can contact the GDE at the following:
Call centre: 0800 000 789
Email: [email protected]
Parents can also visit their nearest district office for assistance with further queries.
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