Gauteng parents urged to apply for 2021 school year ahead of Friday deadline

Applications for grade 1 and 8 admissions for the 2021 academic year will close on Friday, 25 July.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi gets to grips with the online application system at the Diepsloot Youth Centre on 20 May 2019. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department has warned parents not to wait until the last minute to apply for grade 1 and 8 admissions for the 2021 academic year.

The department said the application system would shut down on Friday, 25 July.

The provincial department said there was usually a scramble experienced by the department as some parents waited until the last minute to apply.

Spokesperson Steve Mabona described the online system as user friendly and encouraged parents to take advantage of it.

“We’ve seen that most parents have applied but have not uploaded documents. We encourage parents to upload documents. If you don’t, the process will be difficult. Parents don’t need to visit our schools.”

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