Gauteng Education Department Begin Placing Grade 8 Learners

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After receiving thousands of applications for learner placements, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has now moved on to the next step of the application process. 


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After receiving thousands of applications for learner placements, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has now moved on to the next step of the application process. 
Between now and 30 November 2021, the Gauteng Department of Education will begin the placement process for learners starting for grade 8 in the 2022 academic year.
Parents and guardians who completed applications for their children will now receive SMS’s from the GED with placement offers for schools. Parents who receive SMS’s will need to accept the offer from the department within 7 days.
In order to accept the offer, parents will need to log onto www.gdeadmissions.gov.za using their credentials used in the application process. If you can’t remember your password you must click ‘Forgot Password’ and follow the instructions to gain access to the site.
If parents receive an SMS stating that their child has been placed at a certain school, the parent will not need to accept the offer on the GED’s website. Parents and Guardians can also call the GED call centre on 0800 000 789 for assistance
Parents and guardians are also urged to be patient as SMS’s will be sent on a continuous basis between now and the end of November.Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi cautions parents against wanting their children to attend a specific school. This is because there is not always enough space to accommodate all the learners who applied at a particular school.
Inqayizivele Secondary School has the capacity to accommodate 340 learners. The school received 1916 applications.
Lesufi said, “We would therefore like to caution parents and guardians that not all applicants would be accommodated at their preferred school. Thus, we appeal for calm and patience from all applicants during this placement period.
“Our officials will work tirelessly to ensure that learners are accommodated at alternative schools. The department is committed to assist schools at high-pressure areas to build more classrooms to accommodate more learners for future admissions,” Concluded Lesufi.

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