School placements for 2021 begin

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The Gauteng placement of Grade 1 and 8 pupils for the 2021 academic year is expected to start on Thursday.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement yesterday, the process is set to get under way after the applications for admission started on 25 June. The placement and admissions processes are scheduled to end on 30 November.

According to Lesufi, the application phase, where parents applied for admission to schools, started on 25 June and ended on 25 July.

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The second phase involved schools verifying applications and the documents submitted.

The third phase involves the placement of pupils, who will receive offers of placement from Thursday. “Parents have seven days to accept the offers. Offers that are not accepted will be forfeited after seven days of receipt,” Lesufi said.

When the online admissions process opened, a total of 157 770 applications were made for 70 073 pupils. By the end of the process, 566 591 applications were registered in the Admission Application System for 255 735 pupils.

– News24


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