Johannesburg - Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane is expected to open the 2024 online admissions application process for grades one and eight at Winterveldt Multipurpose Hall, Pretoria today.
Chiloane will help parents apply for a space at a school for the next academic year.
He will also visit a library where parents will also be assisted when applications open.
The application process opens on June 15 at 8am and close on July 14 at midnight.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to log into the department’s website, www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply.
This is the eighth year since the online admission system was introduced to schools across the province.
In May, the MEC announced that the 2024 online system had been improved.
Chiloane has said the admissions would follow a single application process, which meant that parents and guardians applying for grades 1 and Grade 8 would apply at the same time and, during the placement process, offers would be issued.
Last year, Gauteng parents had voiced their grievances with the system after it had been too slow to place some learners before the placement deadline expired.
Chiloane has assured parents that they would not face the same challenges as the system had been upgrade and could handle up to 40 000 applications within a minute.
Parents who will be applying for their grades 1 and 8 children can expect SMSes detailing the placement offers from September 4.