School applications to go digital

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Cape Town – The Education Department will implement online applications for Grades One and Eight from 2019.

The Gauteng Education Department already implements this system. MEC for the Province, Panyaza Lesufi, says the system is more organized because lost applications are minimized.

As a result of the positive response from applicants using the system, it will be implemented in other provinces.

Members of the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) have expressed some reservations about the system; most noteworthy is that some learners will not be able to access this system. Therefore, some learners will be at a disadvantage.

Education officials will be reviewing the system to make sure it is effective and accessible.

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