By Kaya 959 Reporter
Parents and guardians wanting to enroll children for Grades 1 and 8 next year have until midnight to do so.
The Gauteng Department of Education said applications for Phase 2 of the 2022 Online Admissions applications are still open for those needing to enroll.
GDE MEC Panyaza Lesufi said by Thursday, their system had recorded 250 450 applications made for Grade 1 and 30 409 applications made for Grade 8. This brings the total of successful Phase 2 applications to 280 859.
He said it was important to note that applications can still be made via www.gdeadmissions.gov.za.
“Parents are also reminded to upload their documents onto our system when applying, ensuring that each uploaded document is certified for schools to verify them accordingly,” he said
Lesufi commends all stakeholders
The placement period will commence on 15 October 2021 until 30 November 2021, and parents who applied during the application period will receive placement offers via SMS at that stage.
“As the application period of the 2022 Online Admissions in Gauteng successfully draws to a close, we must commend all stakeholders who were involved in this year’s application period,” the MEC said
He thanked the scores of parents and guardians who patiently followed the application process to completion.
Lesufi also commended staff stationed across the province who were always ready to assist parents through this process.
“We are exceedingly grateful to you all for having made this year’s application period triumphant,” he said.
“We are pleased at the success of the Online Admissions system so far, more so through the new two-phased approach which we introduced this year. We are thankful to everyone who played a role during this application period and we are hopeful for a successful placement period in the days to come,” the MEC said.