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GDE remind parents of the last day of Grade 1 & 8 applications

The Gauteng Department of Education remind parents and guardians that phase 2 of the 2022 Online Admissions application period for Grade 1 and 8 will close on Friday, 08 October 2021 midnight.

The Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi revealed that as of Thursday, 7 October 2021, their system recorded 250 450 applications for Grade 1 and 30 409 for Grade 8, calculating 280 859 applications for Phase 2.

MEC Lesufi said, “It is important to note that applications can still be made on Parents are also reminded to upload their documents onto our system when applying, ensuring that each uploaded document is certified for schools to verify them accordingly.” 

He mentioned to parents that they will receiveplacement offers via SMS when the placement period commence on 15 October 2021 until 30 November 2021.

He also said that as the application period of the 2022 Online Admissions in Gauteng successfully draws to a close, they must commend all stakeholders who were involved in this year’s application period.

MEC Lesufi expressed gratitude to parents and guardians who patiently followed the application process and their dedicated staff members stationed across the province to assist parents through the application process.

“We are pleased at the success of the Online Admissions system so far, more so through the two-phased approach which we introduced this year. We are thankful to everyone who played a role during this application period and we are hopeful for a successful placement period in the days to come,” he added.

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