The Gauteng Department of Education is mandated to provide compulsory basic education to all learners in the province progressively, including learners with special needs and early childhood education. The Department therefore; seeks to provide access to quality teaching, learning and assessment for all learners in the Gauteng Province.
Is your child/ward seeking for the GDE admissions either as a Grade 1 or Grade 8 learner? Do you know what steps are required to take and the documents to provide? Understanding and following the steps laid down by the GDE are fundamental because they determine what would happen eventually to the application status of a learner. So, whether you are a parent or a guardian, in this article, you will discover the procedures that you need to follow when applying on behalf of your child/ward.
With a mandate to ensure that learners continuously have compulsory basic education in the province, the Gauteng Department of Education sees to it that there is access to quality teaching. And to benefit from this, understanding the GDE online registration 2019 process is paramount. Apart from that, as a parent or guardian, you also need to know the required documents that must be submitted, how to choose a school for your child/ward, and also, what to do in case your child/ward is denied admission in a school. This is why reading this article will benefit you so much. How do I apply for a school place?
When you are embarking on the Gauteng Department of Education online registration for your child, three stages or steps must be followed in the application process.
These stages include:
Entering the details of the parent/legal guardian
Entering the learner’s details
Applying to a School
Step 1: Entering details of the parent/legal guardian
*As a parent, if you are a first time user, you would be required to click the “Apply for 2019” button once you are on the official website of the GDE. The page that opens next after clicking is where you would need to enter your information before you can make any application
*After the “Enter Parent Information” form pops up, you have to complete every required field that is indicated with an asterisk. Specifically, the information that you would be required to provide include municipality, street name and number, your phone number and so on.
*Then, you will have to enter a valid South African ID number. Once you do so, the system has been automatically configured to supply the names that are associated with every identification number. By implication, when you are applying, ensure that you have your ID as the parent and the learner’s ID already available.
*In the application process, you will have to create a username as well as a password which you will use to get access to the main application. Make sure that the password is unique and not easy to forget.
*Once your account is created, you will receive an SMS providing you with the username and password. So, anytime you have queries or any other challenges, you can always use that to access the portal.
Step 2: Enter learner details
Once you land on the learner’s page, the following are what you would do
*Enter the information of the learner. This is very important because no application can be made except for the details of the learner that have been entered. Some of the information that you would be required to fill in include choosing whether the learner is South African or not, the identification number, province, and the current grade
*Once you have filled all the required spaces, the next thing to do is to click the “Submit Learner Details” button.
*If you do everything well, once you click that button, the colour indicated on the second stage will change to green, and from there, you will be directed to the third stage automatically.