289 370 Online Applications Received so far for 2019 Admissions
The Gauteng Department of Education is pleased with day 1 of the online admissions for Grade 1 and 8. The department received and processed a total number of 289 370 applications. It must be noted that for Grade1: 136 854 and Grade 8: 152 516 applications were received.
We acknowledge that there were some teething challenges identified and the same received the necessary attention.
They include amongst others, the following:
We urge parents to make use of Google Chrome, as our site is linked with GIS Map, which makes it easier with regards to the addresses. Google Chrome is faster and most compatible with the online application system.
The following schools received applications above their capacity:
ALBERTON HIGH SCHOOL: 4151
NORTHCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL: 4053
BOKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL: 3797
HOËRSKOOL AKASIA: 3567
SIR JOHN ADAMSON HIGH SCHOOL: 3488
RAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL: 3444
HOËRSKOOL PRESIDENT: 3443
MONDEOR HIGH SCHOOL: 3300
HOËRSKOOL GERRIT MARITZ: 3069
PRETORIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: 3029
We have received complaints from parents, that some schools are compelling them to fill in their administrative forms before accepting required documents. Schools are not allowed to do such, in this application period.
“The online application system is the future. It provides for a fair and equitable opportunity for parents to apply at public schools. We are humbled by the overwhelming support and response from parents. Once more, we apologize unreservedly to parents who were frustrated by the slowness in the first few minutes after the system switch-on,” said MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
The system for the admissions applications for Grade 1 and 8 will close midnight, 22 July 2019. Subsequently, the placement period will commence on 30 August 2019 to 30 September 2019.
Parents must visit www.gdeadmissions.gov.zato apply.
Any parent who lacks access to the internet or requires face-to-face assistance should visit one of our walk-in centers, all public ordinary schools and identified community libraries for applications.
Alternatively, parents can contact the Department at the following telephone or email address:
Call Centre on (011) 355 0000
Parents that have Grade R learners must apply online for Grade 1. For all other Grades (Grades 2-7 and Grade 9-11) parents should apply at the school.
We appeal to parents to apply online and apply on time. Once more, we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response from parents and promise to do everything possible to make the experience problem free.
Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education
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