Gauteng Education Assures Parents That School Placements Are Still Underway

The Gauteng Department of Education urges parents and guardians who haven't received school placement offers to be patient as applications are still being processed.  


The Gauteng Education Department (GDE) began their school placements of Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners for the 2022 school year on Friday, 15 October 2021.

The department opened online admissions for these grades in public schools in September.

Once the admissions were closed, officials began working on school placements for learners and parents and guardians began receiving a placement offer via SMS to the number they used to apply, or on the Department's website. 

Gauteng education department MEC Panyaza Lesufi said:

Offers may be accepted provisionally, while further offers are awaited or accepted as final. Once an offer is accepted as final, no further offers will be made.

Many parents still await placement offers and the Department has now urged them to remain patient as some applications are still being processed. Placement offers will be sent out until the end of the placement period which is the 30 November 2021. 

Parents, especially those who did not receive a placement offer via SMS, are encouraged to log onto  using their credentials to check their application status and accept an offer if there is any available. 

If you forgot or lost your credentials, you can click on “Forgot Password” on the GDE admissions landing page and follow the prompts to regain access to the system. Alternatively, parents and guardians can call 0800 000 789 for assistance.

The Department says some schools have received more applications than what they could accommodate but they have assured parents that they will ensure that placements will be provided for all applicants, though this may mean that not all applicants would be accommodated at their preferred school.  

Parents may keep up with the official social media platforms of the Gauteng Department of Education for all the latest updates and information on the 2022 Placement processes. 



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