Parents react to the first day of GDE applications for 2021

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There were mixed reactions to this year’s 2021 school online application process.

Amongst all the back-and-forth that is gripping the department of basic education due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 online applications have gone ahead.

Parents applying for schools for Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils for the 2021 school year were this week asked to log on to the Gauteng department of education’s (GDE) online application website to secure a spot for their child at their desired school. There were glitches and successes, and reactions from parents on the ease of the process is mixed.

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This is what parents had to say on Twitter after using the GDE’s online portal to apply for schools in 2021:


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