Over the weekend, The Gauteng Department of Education released a statement saying that parents had until midnight 22nd July to submit online applications for 2020 school admissions, which opened on 20th May.

IOL News reports that, this year the Department received the highest number of applications when the system went live in May.

With the total applications recorded to date at 220 802 – Grade 1 had 105 241 and Grade 8 received 115 561 applications – which is an increase of 146 964 compared to the opening day of admissions in 2019.

“We would like to caution parents who have not yet applied for admission of learners to be admitted to Grade 1 and Grade 8 in 2020 that they have exactly one school day to apply online before the admissions applications period closes,” warned Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi.

The MEC added that to accommodate parents who could not submit documents within seven days following the application, and those who made applications during the school holidays, provisions have been made for schools to accept documents until 14:00 on 31st July.

“We are deeply disturbed that 62 028 of the 298 003 applicants have not submitted the required documents to schools. Parents will not receive offers of placement from schools where no documents were submitted,” explained Lesufi.

Furthermore IOL News said that the placement period for admission 2020 would start on 30th August and close on 31st October, parents will receive placement offers through SMS until 31st October.

Application could be still made by logging online at the GDE application site, before midnight 22nd July.

After receiving placement offers, parents can accept offers online by logging in or by visiting their nearest school, district or head office.

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