Panyaza Lesufi hails education's new online services

He says his department has overwhelming evidence showing that South Africans prefer online services.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department has overwhelming evidence showing that South Africans prefer online services when it comes to school admin.

Lesufi has given an update on the status of his new online applications system for grade 1 and 8 pupils in the Gauteng legislature.

He says the department has now received over 370,000 applications since the process was launched exactly a week ago following several technical problems.

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The MEC says his department has reprogrammed and repositioned its online application system to address technical glitches.

"We are convinced that where we are the problems are few and there is more good news."

Lesufi says they've received an overwhelming number of applications through the new system.

"Over 370,000 parents now have what we call a waiting list number A or waiting list number B."

He has once again apologised to all parents for the problems experienced since the website launched.