On 20th May Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) officially went live with its online application system for Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils for the 2020 academic year.

According to IOL News, since the online admission system went live last week, the Department has received 459 608 applications thus far.

“The GDE is pleased with week two of the online admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8. It is encouraging that to date we have processed a total number of 459 608 applications. Grade 1 being 211 584 and Grade 8 being 248 024 applications received,” said a spokesperson for the GDE.

Furthermore the department adds that the following schools have received more than 1 000 applications which is above their capacity.

1. Alberton High School
2. Northcliff High School
3. Boksburg High School
4. Hoërskool Akasia
5. Sir John Adamson High School
6. Rand Park High School
7. Hoërskool President
8. Mondeor High School
9. Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz
10. Pretoria High School for Girls
11. Hoërskool Langehoven
12. Benoni High School
13. Edenvale High School
14. Germiston High School
15. Laërskool Akasia
16. Glenvista High School
17. Hoërskool Suiderlig
18. Jeppe High School for Girls
19. Greenside High School
20. Parktown High School for Girls
21. Willowmoore High School
22. The Glen High School
23. Hoërskool Birchleigh
24. Phumlani Secondary School
25. Edenglen High School
26. Lenasia Secondary School
27. Sunward Park High School
28. Parktown High School for Boys
29. Bryanston High School
30. Hoërskool Monument
31. Roosevelt High School
32. Pretoria High School for Boys
33. Sutherland High School
34. Laërskool Theresapark
35. Jeppe High School for Boys

“Parents are reminded to submit necessary documents to all schools, within seven working days, after applying. Schools must not compel parents to fill-in administrative forms, or require some supporting documents before accepting their documents during the application period,” added the Department.

Parents can visit the GDE application site to apply or alternatively contact the department on telephone or email.

Tell: Call Centre – (011) 355 0000
Toll free number – 0800 000 789
Email – [email protected]

“Once more we are humbled by the overwhelming positive response from parents and promise to do everything possible to make the experience problem free,” concluded the GDE.

[Source – IOL News] [Image – CC 0 Pixabay]