The Mpumalanga Department of Education has extended the due date for admission of learners for the 2021 school year to 30 October 2020. This extension is aimed at providing opportunities to parents who were unable to register their children due to the COVID 19 pandemic and other reasons that one can think of.
It is important for parents to register their children within the given time of the Admission of Learners for 2021 to enable schools to plan effectively and to ensure that the 2021 school year starts without teaching, learning, and administrative challenges.
The MEC for Education, Mr. Bonakele Majuba has urged parents to register their children in schools next to their areas of residence to avoid learners to travel long distances, to make it easy for parents to attend school-related activities, and to enable learners to participate in their school curriculum enrichment programs.
” We humbly request parents to consider registering their children in schools within their vicinity to enhance teaching and learning experience at the same time take advantage of the provided grace period to register their children.
Let us all work together to ensure that learners are registered on time to enable effective teaching and learning from day one of school reopening”. said MEC Majuba
No learner can be refused admission on the basis that his/her parents are unable to pay school fees.
Learners with special disabilities must also be admitted to schools in line with the dictates of White Paper No 6.
When applying for registration, parents are by law required to submit the following:
• A filled in the application form from the school;
• Official birth certificate of the child;
• Proof of immunization;
• A transfer card if a learner transfers from one public school to another and
• The last report card issued by the previous school.
Should a parent experience a problem regarding the registration of a child to a school, he/she should request a written explanation from the principal of the school concerned or contact the nearest circuit office for assistance.
Parents can also call the departmental toll free line at 0800 203 116 for assistance in this regard during office hours.