The Limpopo Department of Education is opening the process of registering learners for admission in public schools for the 2021 academic year.
According to the spokesperson for the department Tidimalo Chuene registration is open from 01 to 23 September 2020, for children who will be going to school for the first time or moving to a new school next year.
“All our schools have been identified as designated areas for collection and submission of admission forms. Parents and legal guardians of qualifying learners are therefore encouraged to immediately collect registration forms from the school nearest to their home, where other siblings are attending or within a feeder zone,”said Chuene.
She said completed forms must be returned as soon as possible as admissions will be processed on a first come first served basis, assuming that all other criteria in the admissions guidelines are met.
School management teams have been directed to ensure that the process of collection and return of forms is managed in line with the Department of Education’s standard operating procedures for the management of COVID-19 in schools.
This means strict adherence to screening, sanitising and social distancing protocols throughout the process.
She said the department is making an appeal to principals to accommodate learners in line with the carrying
capacity of their schools.
This appeal is made in line with the department’s efforts in trying to curb overcrowding.
Chuene added, ” The department will monitor the learner admissions process very closely to ensure that the rights of learners are protected.”