2018 online registration for Gauteng schools now open

MEC Panyaza Lesufi moments after matric results announcement. *File Photo

The online registration process for Grade 1 to Grade 12 has opened since 8.30am and will close on June 17.

Head of Department Edward Mosuwe said in a notice that all learners applying for admission for 2018 must be placed by October 20, this year.

Parents can also apply at district offices, teacher centres or other identified sites for leaner admission to school for 2018.

Upon successful submission of the application form online, the parents shall be provided with a waiting list number in writing.

There are new improvements to the application to make the website more interactive and easy to use.

These are:

*Only one logging will be required to complete the registration.

*Various languages have been added in the system.

*The system will now take all ID numbers. In previous years there was a problem since other countries use unique ID numbers and as a result, children could not register as the system did not make sense of the numbers.

*The system will now allow parents to choose a school instead of using their address.

*There are 65 spots to assist those without internet access.

*The system has also been upgraded to take in 50 000 loggings per second instead of the previous 25 000 to make crashing impossible.

Once a parent has applied, the department will allocate the child within seven days.

Parents are encouraged to start preparing their children’s documents now, so that by September 29, the MEC wants to have completed all placements so that they will know where they need to hire new teachers.

Schools for learners with special needs will not utilise this process. Parents are advised to go to those schools directly.

As of May 2, the department’s contact centre will extend operating hours from 8am to 6pm and until 2pm on Saturday in order to assist parents as required.
A video tutorial picture step-by-step guide and the process of registration will be available on the website www.education.gpg.gov.za and www.gdeadmissions.gov.za
For more information contact:
Call centre number – 0800 000 789
Social media: Twitter and Instagram – @EducationGP and Gauteng Department of Education on Facebook
Maile Matsimela

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