Gauteng 2023 School Admissions Period Now Open

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The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has opened its 2023 school admission applications. While the process got off to a bumpy start on Friday, the department says they are now cruising.

 


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Parents and guardians in Gauteng logged onto the provincial education department's online admissions website on Friday morning, eager to submit school applications. The online system open for Grade 1 and 8 saw an overwhelming amount of users on the website resulting in a slow start to the 2023 applications online application season.

Earlier this week, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced that their online admissions website was upgraded to make the process of submitting applications easier.

One of these upgrades allowed users to use their live location as an address reference point. This then allowed users to see the schools they can submit applications within their feeder zone.

Gauteng Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona says this new system feature was limited to 6,000 users at a time, however, this number was quickly surpassed when the department began processing applications. This resulted in the system slowing down.

They explained, “You know that each and every parent will be concerned, they want to be in the system as quickly as possible or as early as possible so we they surpass the 6,000 that we are allowed to, then Google maps deactivated us and we had to go back and renegotiate quickly increase the number to 20,000”. 

Mabona has apologised to parents for the issues they encountered when the system opened but assured them that the system is now fully up and running. By 11 AM on Friday, more than 100 000 applications were registered.

Parents who are unable to submit an application online can visit one of the GDE’s district education offices or one of the 105 public libraries located in communities around Gauteng. The education MEC says staff are stationed at these libraries to assist with applications.

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