Tebogo Msimanga |
Online applications for admission at Gauteng public schools for the 2022 academic year, will open on Tuesday 10 August 2021. The process will be conducted in two phases which are expected to be completed in November.
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said this year, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has introduced new changes aimed at making the process easier and more manageable for parents, guardians, and public schools in the province.
“The applications for Grade 1 and 8 will take place in two phases. The first phase is for Grade 7 learners currently in public primary schools applying for Grade 8 and the second phase for Grade 1 and 8 learners not in Grade 7 in public schools,” said Lesufi.
The first phase will open on 10 August 2021 at 08h00 and close on 3 September 2021 at 00h00. The second phase will commence on 13 September at 08h00 and close on 8 October at 00h00. The placement of phase 1 will happen between 15 October and 30 November while phase 2 will be between November 15 and November 30.
The department has identified 47 decentralised walk-in centres in different areas for applicants who are unable to apply from the comfort of their homes. This information will be made available to the public via the GDE Website and social media platforms.