Gauteng dept starts placement process for grade 1 & 8 learners

The provincial education department says more than half a million pupils met the midnight deadline to register online.

FILE: Parents wait to register their children at the Gauteng Education Department's district offices. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The process to place grade one and grade eight pupils at Gauteng schools for the 2019 academic year has started.

The provincial Education Department says that more than half a million pupils met the midnight deadline to register online.

Parents will be informed about where their children have been placed in July.

The department's spokesperson Steve Mabona says: “Now that they have applied, they need to submit the documents at the schools. All the schools you applied to, you need to submit documents until 5 June. From there we will be focusing on placements.”

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)