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‘No extension for parents who missed online registration deadline’

Online applications for grade 1 and 8 submissions in Gauteng for 2017 have closed.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says there will be no extension for parents of grade 1 and 8 pupils who have not yet applied online for the 2017 academic year.

The online registration officially closed at midnight.

The website was launched two months ago after a number of technical problems.

The department says it has received nearly 700,000 applications.

The MEC says every child that has applied through the system will be placed at a school.

"The only difficulty is that you might not be placed at the school of your choice. You are either going to be placed on your first, second or third choice. Between 25 June and 26 July, we will physically be placing children. By the end of July, every parent will know whether their child has been placed or not."

The department says the website will be shut down from today.