Lindi Masinga
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12 Apr 2018
11:54 am

2019 online school admissions open Monday – MEC Lesufi

Lindi Masinga

Parents who want to physically apply for admissions can also go to their nearest district offices to be assisted.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi speaks during a media briefing at Mahlube Secondary School in Mamelodi East on 16 October 2017. The MEC's visit follows an alleged sexual assault of a pupil of the school by one of the school's private security guards. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Thursday that online applications for 2019 grade one and eight learners will open on Monday, April 16.

“We have modernised this system, it will take parents less than five minutes,” said Lesufi.

The education MEC said parents now had the option to choose which school they wanted their child to attend and wouldn’t be forced to select certain schools based on their demographics and language.

“Each parent is allowed to apply five times,” explained Lesufi. “Anyone who doesn’t have data must go to their nearest community library.”

He said parents, who wanted to physically apply could also go to their nearest district offices, where they would be assisted. Alternatively, they can call the GDE call centre.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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