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Gauteng parents urged to respond to placement offers

On Monday, the Gauteng Education Department started the process which ends in October.

Classroom. Picture: Pixabay.

JOHANNESBURG - Parents of grade one and eight pupils have been urged to respond to their placement offers for next year within seven days or risk losing space.

On Monday, the Gauteng Education Department started the process which ends in October.

It says that parents will receive their placements by SMS and will have seven days to either accept or reject the offer.

Those who don’t receive communication by the end of next month have been urged not to panic as some districts are working with schools to verify final lists of admission.

The GDE’s acting spokesperson Oupa Bodibe says: “If a parent has been rejected at a particular school, they have the right to object. They must do so by filling out a form and submitting it to the district.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)