Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has announced that, as of September 7, 2023, 46.09% of applicants have accepted placement offers for Grades 1 and 8. However, there is an ongoing concern as 71,775 parents have not responded to placement offers.

The GDE attributes this delay to parents who have not accepted placement offers, stressing that spaces are reserved for 7 days, and no offers can be released to other applicants from the same school until then. After the 7th day, unaccepted offers will result in auto-placement at the school nearest to the parent’s home address.

Parents are encouraged to check their cellphones for placement offers or log in to their profiles on www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to accept offers. Those without internet access can visit schools, districts, or the head office for assistance or call the department on 0800 000 789 for help.

Applicants with complete applications but no placement offers are assured that offers are issued daily until all applicants are placed. Parents are advised to carefully review placement offers to avoid any mistakes.

This situation is still developing, and updates will follow.

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