Notice: Department of Education
To: All Media
Att: News Editors
For immediate release
30 October 2019
GDE APPEALS TO PARENTS TO ACCEPT OFFERS OF PLACEMENT FOR ADMISSIONS 2020
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) wishes to urge all parents who have received an offer of placement for Admissions 2020 to accept the offer immediately. Should the parents not accept the offer given, it leads to the system being clogged; consequently, restricting the system from releasing further offers of placement to parents still awaiting offers. Should parents not accept these offers of placement made to them, same will be forfeited and offered to other parents.
It must be noted that Placement is a process. When parents accept offers, more offers can be released to others. Parents who have not yet received offers of placement are reminded that the process to send offers will end on Thursday, 31 October 2019. The Department is working tirelessly to finalize the process of issuing offers to the remaining parents. We want to assure all parents that all learners will be placed accordingly.
We are indebted to all parents who accepted their offers and appreciate the patience of those awaiting offers of placement to be made by 31 October 2019.
Parents who do not have access to the internet, may visit the School or District Office where they will be assisted to accept offers.
“We wish to reiterate that Parents who have already received offers of placement must accept before it is forfeited. It is important to remember that the Admission Regulations criteria and capacity of each school will determine the number of applicants that receive placement offers and the number of learners ultimately admitted to a school. We have summoned all our district admission coordinators to a central location so that they can resolve all outstanding placements. Furthermore, we have urged our officials to diligently attend to each parent and not take them from pillar to post.” said MEC Lesufi.
For queries, parents should call the GDE Call centre on 0800 000 789
For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on 072 574 3860.
Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education
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