2020 applications for grades 1 and 8 at Gauteng schools to open in May

by FariedaApril 29, 2019

Applications for the 2020 academic year for grades 1 and 8 in Gauteng will open in May, the provincial education department announced on Sunday.

The applications open on May 13 and close on July 15.

“The online system was introduced to make it easy and convenient for parents to submit applications rather than queue at a school. It has also provided accurate information to the department for planning purposes.

“Applications are opened early to provide adequate time for planning of allocation of resources such as educators, classrooms, learning and teaching study materials,” said Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

He said the capacity of the admissions online application system had been increased to accommodate 50,000 simultaneous users.

When applying online, parents have a choice to submit a maximum of five applications.

Lesufi said applications for grade 8 in special schools and boarding schools could also be made online.

“Once the application is complete online, the applicant or parent will receive an SMS notification with [the] relevant reference number. For this reason, applicants and parents are urged to use their own valid cellphone number or email address.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-04-28-2020-applications-for-grades-1-and-8-at-gauteng-schools-to-open-in-may/

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