GDE FINALIZED LEARNER PLACEMENTS AHEAD OF THE SCHOOL REOPENING

By | January 10, 2022

GDE FINALIZED LEARNER PLACEMENTS AHEAD OF THE SCHOOL REOPENING

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is proud to announce that a total of 276 564 Grade 1 and 8 online admissions applicants have been successfully placed.

Accordingly, officials are implementing means of providing necessary support to our schools to ensure that the 1 465 applicants who remain unplaced are accommodated in due course.
To deal with the pressure of placement in high pressure districts, the GDE is investing in more classrooms.

We have transferred over – R240 million — to schools for the construction of classrooms. These funds will enable the construction of 229 classrooms in identified primary schools and 270 classrooms in identified high schools.

It is important to note that, the Department has also identified more than 17 000 applicants who did not submit all the necessary supporting documents to their applied school(s) or upload it on the system during the allocated time period. These are deemed unsuccessful applications. However, the system is currently open for them to upload and choose available schools.

As such, we must remind parents and guardians that applications which met all the admissions criteria would have submitted or uploaded the following documentation successfully:

Documents required for Grade 8 applications:

  • Parent and Child ID or
  • Passport Refugee Permit
  • Asylum Seeker Permit
  • Permanent Residence
  • Permit Study
  • Your South African Birth Certificate Proof of Home Address
  • Proof of Work Address Latest School Report

Documents required for Grade 1 applications:

  • Parent and Child ID or Passport
  • Refugee Permit
  • Asylum Seeker Permit
  • Permanent Residence Permit
  • Study Permit
  • South African Birth certificate Proof of Home Address
  • Proof of Work Address L
  • atest School Report Clinic Card/Vaccination report

The Department has also prioritized the finalization of 866 appeals received since the placement period commenced last year. These appeals are the result of applicants who could not be placed at their desired school and objected placement at an alternative school provided. Outcomes will be communicated to all applicants latest by Monday, 10 January 2022.

The late registration process will commence on Wednesday 12 January 2022. Parents and guardians are called upon to login on www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply. Only schools with capacity will be availed on the System.

Parents and guardians wishing to receive assistance from the Department may either contact our call centre on 0800 000 789, send us an email on gdeinfogauteng.gov.za or send us a direct message on our respective social media platforms.

Parents and guardians may also contact their respective GDE District Office for assistance using the following contact details:

Ekurhuleni North Director Nonceba Ntuta: (071) 579-3049
Ekurhuleni South Director Busi Luthuli: (083) 450-0152