More than 31,000 grade 1 and grade 8 learners are waiting to be placed in schools but Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is confident they will be placed come January 17, in time for the start of the academic year.
“To date, about 17,000 learners whose parents applied on time have not yet been placed. Unfortunately, they have applied in high pressure areas where there is shortage of space. It should also be noted that many of these parents declined alternative offers of placement,” said Lesufi.
“In addition, 22,921 late applications were received towards the end of the year. To date, 8,865 learners from this group have been placed leaving a balance of 14,056.”
Lesufi said parents who still have admission challenges should visit the department’s district offices on 13 and 14 January to help allocate their children to a school.
“The centres will operate from 08:00 to 17:00. Officials from the department will assist to place the unplaced learners and attend to all parents applying for the first time,” said Lesufi.
State of Readiness for the 2018 Academic Year
Despite several schools being damaged by the recent storm and schools that were vandalised during the holidays, the Gauteng Education Department said it was confident that the first day of school would commence without any disruption.
“We have conducted an audit of these schools and they will be repaired in due course,” said Lesufi.
Lesufi said the estimated cost of repairing the schools was R140 million, and that their readiness would depend on the available funds.
He also outlined his plans to ensure that the first day of school runs smoothly.
“We have built and opened about 48 schools since 2014 and will provide extra classes using Alternative Construction Technology (ACT) and mobile classrooms. Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) have been delivered to schools,” he said.
“Furniture has also been delivered to 436 schools since April 2016 and we plan to provide daily meals to 1,4 million learners and transport 104,000 learners per day.”
Lesufi said all schools would have adequate educators too.
These are the admission centres parents can go to on 13 and 14 January 2018.
|DECENTRALISED ADMISSIONS CENTRES|
|DISTRICT||Name of Venue||Area||Address||Admissions Coordinator||Contact Number|
|Ekurhuleni North||Ekurhuleni North District Office||Benoni||Ekurhuleni North District Office Munpen Building 78 Howard Ave||Trevor Kalidheen||082 744 0537|
|Ekurhuleni South||Ekurhuleni South District Office||Alberton||2 Robun Close, Meyersdal, Alberton||Ntsikilelo Mphela||082 466 5724|
|Gauteng East||Gauteng East District Office||Springs||Corner 7th Street and 5th Avenue, Telkom Towers Springs||Ncediwe Soga||082 333 9348|
|Johannesburg Central||Johannesburg Central District Office||Soweto||Cnr. Modjadji and Old Potch Road, Pimville||Fabian Kelly Johan van Greune||084 550 8394 060 324 2734|
|Johannesburg East||Johannesburg East District Office||Parkmore||Elizabeth Avenue, Parkmore, Sandton||Dr Linda Khanye Innocemnt Ngwenya||082 939 4922|
|Johannesburg North||Bordeaux Primary School||Bordeaux||4 Main Street, Bordeaux||Peter Swart||082 520 2281|
|Johannesburg South||Johannesburg South District Office||Ormonde||100 Northern Parkway Street, Crownwood Building, Ormonde||Mashudu Malingvha||073 199 6791|
|Johannesburg West||Johannesburg West District Office||Florida/Roodepoort||ABSA Building, 20 Goldman Street||Sekgora Mafora||071 873 9644|
|Meszodo Technical Centre||Dobsonville||Corner van Onselen & Elias Motsoaledi Roads, Zone 9 Meadowlands||Aaron Modise||072-4798708|
|Thakhisa Teachers Centre||Meadowlands Zone 9||2031 Zone 9 Meadowlands||Victor Maseko||082-9977253|
|White House||Tshepisong||Corner Ruth First Phase 7 Tshepisong||Joy Legodi-Zimba||082-4840986|
|Gauteng West||Gauteng West District Office||Randfontein||108 Maugham Road, West porges, Randfontein, 1759||Ms Nonhlanhla Ntshangase||071 573 5330|
|Fochville Secondary School||Fochville||105 Kraalkop Street, Kokosi, Fochville, 2515||Mr. Edwin Ditsi||082 562 5943|
|H/S Wonderfontein||Obelhozer, Carletonville||C/O Vegkop & Bloukrans Street, Oberholzer||Mr. Edwin Ditsi||082 562 5943|
|Hlangabeza Primary School||Khutsong South, Carletonville||614 Nxumalo Road, Khutsong||Mr. Edwin Ditsi||082 562 5943|
|Hoërskool Westonaria||Westonaria||1 Van der Stel Street, Westonaria||Ms Nomveliso Mpongo||084 680 6423|
|Carleton Jones||Westonaria||Anna Road, Carletonville||Ms Nomveliso Mpongo||084 680 6423|
|Mohlakano Primary School||Mohlakeng||274 Nqonyela Street, Mohlakeng, Randfontein 1756||Mr. Edwin Ditsi||082 562 5943|
|Khaselihle Primary School||Kagiso||6447 Hadebe Street||Ms Nonhlanhla Ntshangase||082 562 6066|
|Krugersdorp District Office||Krugersdorp||Cnr. Boschoff & Human Street, Krugersdorp||Mr. Vusumzi Rajuile||082 562 6066|
|Sedibeng East||Sedibeng East District Office||14 Joubert Streets, S, L & M Building||Vereniging||Moya Botha||083 961 7845|
|Sedibeng West||Sedibeng West District Office||06 Samuel Street Zone 18 Sebokeng||Sebokeng||Peter Rampa||011 387 8431|
|Gauteng North||Gauteng North District Office||Pretoria||toriaYorkcor Park Building, 86 Watermeyer street, Val de Grace, Pre||Gladys Mphai||082 562 7489|
|Tshwane North||Tshwane North District||Wonderboom Junction||Corner Lavender and Braam Pretorius Streets, Wonderboom Junction Mall, 1st Floor||Onkarabetse Mankuroane||082 744 0537|
|Tshwane South||Vodacom ICT Centre||Sunnyside||Lenahof Building||Prudence Oliphant||012-8011651|
|Lemoshanang Teachers Centre||Atteridgeville||189 Gerard Moerdyk||012-3734232|
|Mamelodi Teachers Centre:||Mamelodi||Cnr. Gerard Moerdyk & Justice Mohammed (Walker) Streets||012-3410091|
|Tshwane West||Tshwane West District||Mapopane/ Winterveldt||Sunnyside||Yvonne Mooke||082 415 7284|