Gauteng School Admission Applications Will Be Done Differently This Year

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In just a few weeks, the Gauteng Department of Education will open Gauteng admissions applications for the 2024 school year. This application period is for grade 1 and 8.

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Admissions applications for grade 1 and 8 in Gauteng will open on 15 June at 8am and close on 14 July at midnight, which gives parents and guardians one month to apply.

Gauteng Education MEC, Matome Chiloane, held a briefing last week on the 2024 Gauteng school admissions applications. He announced that this year's application period will work a bit differently to last year's.

Last year, the department had a two-phased approach for school applications but this year, there will be a single application process for both grade 1 and 8 admissions.

The Gauteng admissions website has been improved and what parents experienced last year with glitches won't happen this year, said the MEC.

The system this year will be better. It will operate much better than what it did last year because annually we seek to improve it, and we do do a lot of consultations in between.

The Gauteng Education Department will provide clear guidelines and support throughout the application period to facilitate a smooth and efficient process. He went on to point out that the system is currently able to process roughly 40,000 applications a minute.

How To Apply For Gauteng Admissions

To submit their online applications, parents and guardians must log into the department’s admissions website and they should then follow these steps:

  1. Register Parent/Guardian details 
  2. Register home address details 
  3. Register learner details 
  4. Apply to a maximum of five schools
  5. Upload documents to the system or submit documents at schools within 7 school days.

Once parents start their online application process, they will have to finish their application and go through every step in that sitting. Every step of the application process will be confirmed through SMS for security and verification processes and it is therefore important that parents provide a reliable cellphone number.

Should parents not have access to internet, they can head to a district office or walk-in centre for assistance.

Parents are encouraged to gather all the necessary documents and information required for the application process. This may include proof of residence, birth certificates, and any relevant medical records or special needs documentation for learners who require additional support.

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