Close to 10 000 late applications for the 2024 school year received thus far by WCED
Close to 10 000 late applications for the 2024 school year has, thus far, been received by the Western Cape’s Education Department (WCED).
The provincial department has extended its school online admissions process until 25 May 2023, but these will be considered as ‘late applications’, meaning these applications will only be considered by schools after they have considered the applications received on time.
Education MEC, David Maynier said 156 093 applications were submitted on time during the admissions applications window, which ended 14 April.
‘’The parents of a further 9 900 learners have submitted late applications, as we have kept the online system open to capture these as we have done in previous years. This brings the number of unique learner applications so far to 165 993. And with parents applying to more than one school, the total number of applications to schools is a whopping 536 764.’’
‘’This presents a mammoth administrative challenge, and our staff have worked tirelessly to get the applications processed and any technical challenges resolved,’’ added Maynier.
The MEC urged parents to not delay applying.
‘’By doing so, it will affect our planning processes and could result in delays in placing your child. We must work together to ensure a smooth start to 2024!,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape’s Education MEC.
Done By: Mitchum George