Parents queue for 2015 school admissions

Long lines have been seen outside various public schools in Randburg, Northcliff, Fourways & Lenasia.

Phumla Sekhonyane says the current process will run until the end of May and then it will be reviewed.

JOHANNESBURG - A number of Gauteng parents have had to stand in queues for days to ensure their children are placed in schools for the 2015 academic year.

This as the school admission application process got underway.

Long lines have been seen outside various public schools, including Parkview Junior School in Randburg and Park Primary School in Lenasia.

Some parents say they don't mind lining up for a few days, as they want to ensure their children receive a place at these "in demand" government schools.

Others however feel that the application process needed to be reviewed.

Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane says the current process will run until the end of May.

It will then be reviewed.

"At a certain point, we will assess how the process is going and it's only then that we will find out if there are any grievances that schools are experiencing in terms of numbers," Sekhonyane added.

There have also been reports of lengthy lines at schools in the Northcliff and Fourways areas.