VAAL TRIANGLE - The Gauteng Department of Education has had to extend its placement of Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2019 school year as over 6 000 learners have still not been placed in a school. The department said that by the end of business on 31 October, about 248 866 learners were placed, but that there were still learners who needed to be placed. Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a statement, therefore, they must extend their initial deadline to Monday, 05 November 2018. The department will also facilitate necessary consultations with all affected parents. Mabona said regular SMS notifications will be sent to parents to update them on developments. To alleviate pressure from the call centre, an email account has been established, namely Admissions.Hotline@gauteng.gov.za where parents can send in their inquiries regarding the placement of their children.
Late registration will be opened only to parents that did not apply as well as those that did not submit their documents and those who have forfeited their space.