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NC dept’s online school admission system open for late applications

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“All parents or legal guardians that have not yet applied for learner admission to a public ordinary school must apply from January 11 to 18, using the www.ncdoeadmissions.org website.”

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WHILE some parents in the Northern Cape are still waiting for their children to be placed for the 2021 school academic year, the provincial Department of Education said on Monday that its online admission system for late applications is open.

Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said parents who still have to apply for placement can do so this week.

“All parents or legal guardians that have not yet applied for learner admission to a public ordinary school must apply from January 11 to 18, using the www.ncdoeadmissions.org website. Parents that have already applied must not apply again,” said Van der Merwe.

He added that parents who are not happy with the placement of their children must appeal the placement offer within seven days.

“Parents who opt to decline the offer for placement will lose their place and will have to accept where there’s available space. A parent who is dissatisfied with the decision of the district director may appeal to the Office of the MEC within seven days.

“The parents will have to complete an appeal form and submit it electronically to the Office of the MEC.

“The department created a Google form for parents, which can be completed from the comfort of your home, cellphone or device. Parents should use the following link: tiny.cc/appeal2021 to complete their appeal. This will ensure that we adhere to the Covid-19 regulations and prevent parents from queuing at district offices and walk-in centres.”

Van der Merwe said the department has made provision for parents who may not have access to the Internet at home.

“We urge parents to exhaust our online platforms before they make any physical contact with the department. It is advisable for all parents to wait until they receive an offer for placement before visiting the walk-in centres. The walk-in centres in the districts will assist any parent who does not have access to the online admission system to either accept or decline their placement offer or to submit a late admission application.

“If parents experience any technical challenges, we advise that you contact our technical call centre on 053 874 7239/ 7161/ 7292/ 7064/ 7189/ 7012.”