South Africa 15.8.2018 05:02 pm

Parents have until Friday to reject their school offers – Lesufi

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi speaks during a media briefing at Mahlube Secondary School in Mamelodi East on 16 October 2017. The MEC's visit follows an alleged sexual assault of a pupil of the school by one of the school's private security guards. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi speaks during a media briefing at Mahlube Secondary School in Mamelodi East on 16 October 2017. The MEC's visit follows an alleged sexual assault of a pupil of the school by one of the school's private security guards. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

The Gauteng education department has not had 83,699 offers of placement accepted or rejected.

The Gauteng department of education (GDE) on Wednesday said that parents who had already received offers of placement had until Friday to accept or reject their offers.

“The department has extended the seven working days window by one day due to the public holiday of last week. There are 83,699 offers to parents that have not been accepted or rejected,” the GDE said in a statement.

“If parents have not accepted or rejected their offers by Friday, 17 August, the department may accept on their behalf, in accordance with the admission policy and criteria. It is important noting that, when an offer is accepted, all other remaining offers will automatically become inaccessible.”

The department said parents whose applications were not successful would be placed by district offices, or the department would communicate with these parents in due course.

“We want to take this time to thank parents who have accepted their offers of placement and encourage them to proceed to the school to finalise their application and make the necessary arrangements for 2019,” said member of the executive council for education Panyaza Lesufi.

The department emphasised that they were committed to ensuring that all learners were placed by 31 October 2018.

– African News Agency (ANA)

 

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