JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Education Department has urged parents to register their children for 2019 at its online portal by logging intowww.gdeadmissions.gov.za.
Online applications will start on 16 April 2018 at 8am.
MEC Panyaza Lesufi says this means from Monday grade one and eight pupils can apply for the 2019 academic year.
He also says this year the department has eliminated the automatic appointment by the system… meaning for the first time, parents have more and wider preference than before.”
The system has been upgraded to identify children using ID numbers through the department’s partnership with Home Affairs.
Lesufi says parents can now apply to any school they want regardless of the main language used there.
He says if the demographic population of the area has changed, the school must change its medium of instruction.
ADMISSIONS ONLINE USER GUIDE FOR PARENTS:
- When you land on the homepage click on the “Apply for 2018” button in the middle of the page. From the next page click on the “Continue” button after reading the terms and conditions. Follow the steps.
- Step 1 of the registration process will require you to enter your details as a child’s parent or guardian.
- Step 2 will require you to enter the child’s details.
- Step 3 will then allow you to apply for the school of your choice.
Once you are done with the registration process you will receive a waiting list number and details of documents which need to be submitted to the school of your choice.