WCED receives nearly 46 000 admissions in the first week of opening for the 2025 school year

It is a little over a week that applications for Grade 1 and 8 in the Western Cape, opened, and according to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), it received nearly 46 000 admissions for the 2025 school year.

“Since our Grade 1 and 8 admissions applications window opened on Monday, 11 March 2024, we have received 45 950 admissions for the 2025 school year. We thank the parents who have applied so far for being ready and timely with their applications for admission, and encourage parents who have not yet applied to do so before the on time admissions window closes on 12 April 2024,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape Education MEC.


He says departmental officials are available to assist parents having any technical queries. Maynier assured applicants that the system has been operating smoothly and technical issues have been minimal.

‘’We remind parents who would like in-person assistance with their applications to visit one of over 120 pop up sites that we have made available,’’ said Maynier.

In a query from Bush Radio News on Monday, the WCED’s spokesperson, Kerry Mauchline, says it has made great strides in placing learners for the current school year.

‘’[The] last count was 5. New learners turn up from time to time - the five learners are new applications who only arrived recently. We will never get to zero, because just as we place a learner, a new application arrives. We get them through the year when parents move house. NB to make the distinction that the current admissions window is for 2025, not the current school year. So the two figures are unrelated.’’


Done by: Mitchum George


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