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Over 73,000 Grade 1 and 8 online applications lodged in Gauteng

The Gauteng schooling division says it has obtained over 73,000 Grade 1-8 online applications for 2022.

“As of 12 noon on Monday – four hours since going live, a total of 73,305 applications were recorded on our system,” mentioned department spokesperson Steve Mabona.



Of that, 69,300 applications have been recorded for Grade 1 and 3,981 Grade 8 applications.

Parents who have been unable to register their kids for Grade 7 are additionally now in a position to make online applications.

“It must be noted that, before the system opened this morning, approximately 9,000 parents were on the landing page waiting for it to open,” mentioned Mabona.

“As such, this caused an administrative delay which needed developers to clear the said users after opening the system at 8am,” he added.

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Parents and guardians should add their paperwork onto the system inside seven days of making use of.

They can even submit the paperwork on to the varsity they utilized to.

“It is incredible that our online admissions system keeps advancing and making strides as the years progress. This year was the first time we launched our two-phased application approach and the extent of its success has been astounding,” mentioned Mabona.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi mentioned: “We are grateful to all parents and guardians who have conveyed their success in applying for their children using our system.”

Department officers will nonetheless be accessible for help throughout phase-two applications on all social media platforms, decentralised walk-in centres and the decision centre on 0800-000-789.

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