Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura and MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi today fruitfully and positively launched the 2018 Learner Online Admission campaign at the Orange Farm Multipurpose Centre.
The duo were accompanied by the Chairperson of the Gauteng Education
Portfolio Committee, Mr Joe Mpisi, officials from GDE and Orange Farm Community members. The Premier encouraged parents to apply early in order to secure spaces for their children at schools of their choice. In addition, he echoed that it helps the department to plan better for the year ahead so that in January learning and teaching can take without interruptions. “Those who do not have access to technology should go to their nearest Thusanong Centres, District Offices,Libraries and schools for assistance,” said the Premier.
During the media briefing held at the centre the MEC said: “Today is an affirmation that Gauteng Online Admissions system is here to stay. I plead with the public to support the online admissions. Last year we experienced some challenges but this year the system has improved significantly. ”MEC Lesufi said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the future and encouraged learners and the community members to be technology savvy. “ICT is the future and I persuade all of us to be techno savvy. We must be ICT inclined and also form part of history.”
The Gauteng Provincial Government requests parents to apply online for learners that will be attending Grade 1 and8 in 2018 by logging onto: www.gdeadmissions.gov.za. Admissions started on 02 May at 08h00 and will close on 12 June at midnight.