A total of 22,585 pupils need to be placed in these grades in the Northern Cape.
THE NORTHERN Cape Department of Education will commence online placements for Grade R, 1 and 8 pupils from Monday.
Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said a total of 22,585 pupils needed to be placed for these specific grades.
“Parents or legal guardians will start receiving a system-generated SMS on September 6. The first SMS will indicate that the learner has been placed in the first round of placements, while the second SMS will be generated on September 27 to finalise the placement of the remaining learners,” said Van der Merwe.
He added that late applications will be accommodated from September 27, until October 8, for those who have not yet applied for the 2022 school academic year.
“All appeals must be captured on the online admission system and will only commence on September 27. Appeals will only be considered based on the admission criteria as set out by the department. All walk-in centres will be open to assist parents/legal guardians with either late applications or appeals.”
Van der Merwe said that the admission policy of a public school was determined by the governing body of the school in terms of Section 5(5) of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (No 84 of 1996).
“The department issued a circular to outline the admission process, including the criteria to all public schools.
“The department has all systems in place to finalise the placement of all learners of compulsory school-going age before the end of November to ensure a smooth start to the 2022 academic year in January,” Van der Merwe concluded.