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About two weeks ago, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it has re-opened its online admission website so parents can find out the outcome of applications for their children’s admission in 2020.

The department appeals to parents to check their status and confirm placement by 12 July this year.

More than 25 124 parents have since confirmed placement on the website.

“We thank these parents for their cooperation,” said Bronagh Hammond, Director of Communication at the department. “Our concern, however, is that there are 126 881 successful applications overall, which indicates 101 757 still need confirmation from parents.”

She said the WCED appeals once again to parents to confirm placement as soon as possible. “While we have given parents until 12 July to confirm placement, we do not want them to be complacent. Parents are encouraged to go online to the WCED Admissions website https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/admissions-201920 as a first preference for confirmation,” she added.

Hammond says the department has also received more than 10 000 WhatsApp messages, most of these confirmation of acceptance. She said the WCED was working through these one by one.

It would be more beneficial for parents to confirm this online, Hammond pointed out, since confirmation is immediate.

“The WCED is also receiving a lot of communication from parents who received unsuccessful applications,” she said. “While we are very aware of the stress and concern this may cause, we ask that they remain calm.”

Hammond said the whole purpose of this second phase of admission is to get as many confirmations completed as possible, soonest, so places at schools, where children are double or triple “parked” in terms of successful applications, can be opened up.

She said: “By confirming applications now, it will allow us to determine where spaces have opened at schools so that learners on waiting lists can be accommodated. So again, our appeal to all parents is to cooperate so we can assist as many learners as possible. Let’s work better together to finalise school admissions.” she said.

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