Gauteng begins placement of learners for 2022

2021-Oct-15   09:07

Gauteng begins placement of learners for 2022
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) says that the Placement Period for the 2022 Online Admissions for Grade 1 & 8 will begin on Friday and end on 30 November 2021.
Source: Silver Sibiya/Newsnote

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The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) says that the Placement Period for the 2022 Online Admissions for Grade 1 & 8 will begin on Friday and end on 30 November 2021.

Departmental spokesperson, Steve Mabona, said parents and guardians will receive text messages with placement offers.

“It is important to note that parents and guardians will be sent SMSes to the numbers they used to apply, with offers of placement. They will then have to log on to using their credentials to accept an offer within seven days,” Mabona said.

“However, parents and guardians must also note that in the event an SMS states that your child or children are placed at a certain school, this will be regarded as a successful placement to the mentioned school only. There will be no need for a parent/guardian to access the system to accept an offer in that regard,” he added.

He said SMSes will be sent out on a continual basis until the end of the placement period on 30 November. This means that not all parents/guardians will receive an SMS on the first day of the placement period, but can receive one at any point during the placement period.

“If parents and guardians have not received an SMS, they are welcome to use their credentials and log on to and check whether they have received an offer or not.”

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, said during the application process some schools receive way too many applications.

“During the application process, some schools received more applications than what they could accommodate. For an example, it was an excruciating pain to select about 210 learners out of about 1441 qualifying applicants at Parktown Boys High School,” said Lesufi in a statement.

“We would therefore like to caution parents and guardians that not all applicants would be accommodated at their preferred school. Thus, we appeal for calm and patience from all applicants during this placement period. Our officials will work tirelessly to ensure that learners are accommodated at alternative schools. The department is committed to assist schools at high pressure areas to build more classrooms to accommodate more learners for future admissions,” MEC said.

“For a mere fact that the school that received the most number of  applications is a township school, Inqayizivele Secondary in Tembisa, is indeed an indication that we have changed the landscape in the improvement of township education,” said Lesufi.

He said the department identified 10 high-pressure schools during the application period and they are:

1. Inqayizivele Secondary School

Capacity: 340

Applications Received: 1916


2. Hoërskool Langenhoven

Capacity: 300

Applications Received: 1477


3. Parktown Boys High School

Capacity: 210

Applications Received: 1441


4. Hulwazi Secondary School

Capacity: 320

Applications Received: 1375


5. Jeppe High School For Boys

Capacity: 208

Applications Received: 1276


6. Sir Johan Adamson High School

Capacity: 280

Applications Received: 1248


7. Lesiba Secondary School

Capacity: 350

Applications Received: 1240


8. Hoërskool Jeugland

Capacity: 260

Applications Received: 1154


9. Hoërskool President

Capacity: 450

Applications Received: 1130


10. Eqinisweni Secondary School

Capacity: 370

Applications Received: 1123



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