The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has announced the commencement of online admission learner placement process for the 2020 academic year.
The department underlined that offers of placement for Grade 1 and 8 learners will not be sent to all parents on the same day, as it will be processing offers systematically in line with the Admissions Regulations.
It said parents of learners who have submitted the required documents can expect offers of placement via SMS from Wednesday, 18 September 2019 to 31 October 2019.
“We wish to remind parents that placement offers must be accepted within seven school days, therefore, the first offers received must be accepted by 8 October 2019,” said the GDE.
The department said the WA1 – WA4 numbers issued during the application period will not be used as the basis to determine placement.
The first offers of placement will be released to applicants who qualify for placement in terms of the Admissions Regulations, according to the following categories:
– The applicant learner’s place of residence is closest to the school
and within the feeder zone;
– The applicant learner has a sibling attending the school OR the
previous school is closest to the school in the feeder zone;
– The place of employment of at least one of the applicant learners’
parents is within the feeder zone of the school.
While schools will close from 20 September to 1 October 2019, school holidays will be counted as part of seven school days.
At the same time, parents are welcome to accept offers online or visiting their nearest school.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi urged parents to remain calm if offers of placement are not received immediately.
“It is paramount to note that the capacity of each school will determine the number of applicants that receive placement offers and the number of learners ultimately admitted to the school,” he said.
Applications for the 2020 online application period opened on 20 May 2019 and closed on 22 July 2019.
Additional reporting SAGOV.news