Limpopo Education MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, has appealed to parents and guardians to use the remaining days to enroll their children in government schools for 2023.
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Applications for R-11 admissions open on 24 May 2022 and close on Friday 29 July 2022.
In a statement, the department said it will begin accepting student admission applications in public schools by 2023.
“MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya emphasized on a proactive approach as it eases the annual registration challenges faced by schools and districts at the beginning of the year.
“It is a matter of concern to parents, especially those living in towns and villages, not to look for schools closer to their residence in favor of city schools as they have a common curriculum,” the department said.
Lerule Ramakanya states that the migration of students from rural and urban schools to urban schools has led to a drastic reduction in student participation in most rural schools, leading to the merger and closure of substandard schools.
“The department’s focus is mainly on lower classes (Class R and 1) and students who are changing schools or progressing to higher schools,” the department said.
The department said that applicants will receive feedback by the end of August 2022, while returning students will receive confirmation forms in September 2022.
The department will notify the number of all applications received and processed when the registration process is completed.