GDE 2019 Online Admission: 144,124 Applications Received

PICTURE: Hanover

JOHANNESBURG: The Gauteng department of education is pleased with day one of 2019 online admissions for Grade 1 and 8.

Yesterday they online applications for Grade 1 and 8 became successful as the department had received 144,124 applications by 15:00pm at the Atteridgeville community hall.

“The system is efficient in handling a large volume of applications. Within the first 10 minutes, we had received over 10,000 successful applications,” department said.

According to the department, it has experienced challenges which has resulted in parents entering home and work addresses incorrectly, delays with sending waiting list numbers and web operating systems.

The MEC Panyaza Lesufi repeated that the online application system was the future, as it provides a fair and equitable opportunity for parents to apply at public schools.

“We are very humbled by the support and response from parents,” he said.

Parents are advised to register their children while there’s still time to avoid disappointments, as the applications closes on the 28th of May 2018.

“Any parent who lacks access to the internet or requires face-to-face assistance should visit one of the distributed application centres or a community library,” the GDE said.