JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng education department has warned parents that the online application period for 2020 admissions to schools in the province, which opened on May 20, will close at midnight on Monday.
"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 application period closes," education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement on Sunday.
Applications could be made by logging on to www.gdeadmissions.gov.za or by visiting the nearest school, district, or head office for assistance.
“As a province, we are pleased that the parent population and stakeholders in Gauteng have embraced the use of the online application. This groundbreaking online application has provided the department with credible and reliable information. We will therefore continue to enhance this system and link it to other existing government systems to further strengthen the credibility of the information attained,” Lesufi said.
The highest number of applications was recorded when the system went live on May 20. A total of 220,802 (Grade 1 - 105,241 and Grade 8 - 115,561) applications were made, which reflected an increase of 146,964 (67%) compared to the opening day of admissions in 2019, when 73,838 (Grade 1 - 39,212 and Grade 8 - 34,626) applications were registered.