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Smooth start to online school admissions

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More than 7,400 school admission applications have been received by the Northern Cape Department of Education since the opening of the online admissions system.

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MORE than 7,400 school admission applications have been received by the Northern Cape Department of Education since the opening of the online admissions system.

Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said that online applications for the 2023 school year were opened on Monday, May 23.

He said that the admission process is continuing smoothly.

“A total of 7,444 applications were received on the first day. The largest chunk of the applications was from the Frances Baard District, with 4,469 applications, followed by John Taolo Gaetsewe District with 1,480 applications, Pixley ka Seme with 238 and ZF Mgcawu with 114 applications,” Van der Merwe said.

He added that they have established walk-in centres to assist parents who may not have access to the internet.

“We applaud the commitment by parents and guardians to enrol their children well in advance for the 2023 academic year. We have established 128 walk-in centres across the Province, which are ready to assist parents, especially those parents in remote areas where connectivity challenges are experienced.

“We appeal to parents to adhere to the stipulated time frame for admission applications. The admission process started on May 23 and will close on June 20, 2022.”

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