Gauteng to open 2014 early school admissions

The Gauteng Department of Education will open the admissions process on Tuesday.

Gauteng MEC for Education Barbara Creecy. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy on Monday said the admissions process for pupils starting grade one and eight will kick off on Tuesday.

She said it was important that the department start the process early to ensure all new pupils were enrolled by 2014.

The MEC said the early admissions would ensure a smooth 2014 academic year.

"Knowing the number of learners coming to school in 2014, it [the early admissions] will enable us to prepare early for schools infrastructure, learner-and-teacher support material and furniture."

Application forms will be available at all government schools across Gauteng from Tuesday.

Creecy said schools would be accepting the forms until May 21.

She also called on parents to insist on a waiting list number to avoid confusion and disappointment.