By Kaya 959 Reporter
The placement period for the 2022 Online Admissions for Grade 1 and 8 will begin on Friday, 15 October 2021 and ends on 30 November 2021.
Parents and guardians will receive SMSes with offers of placement to the numbers they used to apply.
They will then have to log on to www.gdeadmissions.gov.za using their credentials to accept an offer within seven days.
“However, parents and guardians must also note that in the event an SMS states that your child or children are placed at a certain school, this will be regarded as a successful placement to the mentioned school only. There will be no need for a parent/guardian to access the system to accept an offer in that regard,” said GDE spokesperson Steve Mabona.
The placement period ends on 30 November.
“This means that not all parents/guardians will receive an SMS on the first day of the placements period, but can receive one at any point during the placement period,” said Mabona.
If parents and guardians have not received an SMS, they are welcome to use their credentials and log on to www.gdeadmissions.gov.za and check whether they have received an offer or not.
It is paramount to indicate that in the event a parent or guardian may have forgotten or lost their credentials, they must click on “Forgot Password” on the landing page and follow the prompts to regain access to the system. Alternatively, parents and guardians are welcome to interact with our call centre on 0800 000 789 for assistance.
The GDE has identified 10 high-pressure schools during the application period:
1. Inqayizivele Secondary School
Applications Received: 1916
2. Hoërskool Langenhoven
Applications Received: 1477
3. Parktown Boys High School
Applications Received: 1441
4. Hulwazi Secondary School
Applications Received: 1375
5. Jeppe High School For Boys
Applications Received: 1276
6. Sir Johan Adamson High School
Applications Received: 1248
7. Lesiba Secondary School
Applications Received: 1240
8. Hoërskool Jeugland
Applications Received: 1154
9. Hoërskool President
Applications Received: 1130
10. Eqinisweni Secondary School
Applications Received: 1123
Mabona urges parents to be patient
Mabona said some schools have received an overwhelming number of applications that exceed the capacity of learners that they can afford to accommodate.
“As such, we wish to appeal to parents that such schools will be unable to accommodate all those that would have applied to during the application period,” he said.
Parents and guardians are urged to be patient.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the department will ensure that alternative space is appropriately provided for all applicants at schools that have adequate capacity.
He warned that not all applicants would be accommodated at their preferred school.
“We appeal for calm and patience from all applicants during this placement period. Our officials will work tirelessly to ensure that learners are accommodated at alternative schools. The department is committed to assist schools at high-pressure areas to build more classrooms to accommodate more learners for future admissions,” MEC Lesufi added.