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Thousands of learners are still unplaced as the 2024 school year begins

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Thousands of learners are still unplaced as the 2024 school year begins

Thousands of learners are still unplaced as the 2024 school year begins. The 2024 school year started on January 17, but a multitude of challenges hindered the education of numerous learners across South Africa.

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The province of KwaZulu-Natal faced severe rain causing damage to schools and infrastructure. Minister Angie Motshekga assures efforts to ensure teaching continues despite the challenges.

Non|placement of Learners| Factors and Impact

Numerous learners nationwide haven’t been placed in schools due to capacity issues, late application submissions, and parental migration. Gauteng and Western Cape are the most affected provinces.

Gauteng Late Application System and Parental Dissatisfaction

Gauteng’s Department of Education implemented a system to address late applications, receiving 21,000 in December 2023. Some parents, dissatisfied with placements, are assisted in transferring applications to more convenient schools.

Western Cape| Late Applications Budget Cuts and Commitment

Western Cape attributes non-placement to late applications and a surge in new learners. Despite a R700 million budget cut, plans for 21 new schools were deferred. The province remains committed to placing learners despite challenges.

Conclusion

Overcoming Placement Challenges in the Coming Weeks Despite challenges in the initial days of the 2024 school year, efforts are ongoing to address late placements, infrastructure issues, and budget constraints. Authorities are committed to ensuring learners are accommodated in the coming weeks

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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