Gauteng To Launch Online School Applications Soon

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the province was ready and prepared when it came to primary school learners to go back to daily classes. This follows a few changes in the registration process for grade 1 as well as grade 8 learners in the province being announced.

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the launch of an online application system for grade one and grade eight learners for 2022.

Applications for grade eight learners will open from 10 August to 3 September while applications for grade learners will open on 13 September.

Lesufi says the department has introduced changes that will make the application process easier for Gauteng parents. He adds that since the department received 102 000 extra new applications in the province last year.

The first change is that they have made a provision that children who are already in the province's system, who will progress from grade 7 to grade 8, will be given first consideration, after which pupils from outside the province will then be considered.

The second change Lesufi has made is to give Grade 1 pupils their own registration period so that they can avoid crowding the system.

The other change that is crucial is to allow the grade 1s to be given their own registration period so that they don't clog or crowd the entire system. If you have everyone rushing to log in on the same day, it just creates problems for all of us.

The MEC also says that even those who don't have a formal address but have been part of Gauteng will be picked up by the system. In addition to this, Lesufi says the department has increased its registration sites to assist those who do not have internet access.

We've increased our sites from 18 last year to 47. All our district offices will be a walk-in, you can just go to any district office if you don't have access to the internet or don't have data or you don't understand the online registration process.  

The return of learners to primary schools comes after a successful vaccination programme for the education sector throughout the county, with more than 517,000 personnel having been inoculated.

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