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‘Poor programming’ earns Gauteng schools system a giant F


‘Poor programming’ earns Gauteng schools system a giant F

FREE TO READ | That and the shortage of schools meant death knell for online applications, critics fume


An influential governing body association has blamed the chaos around 2020’s placement of Grade 1 and 8 pupils at Gauteng schools on the programming of the online application system and the dire shortage of schools.

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (Fedsas) said the biggest problem was the “programming of the system itself” and its alignment with the newly amended admissions regulations in the province.

Fedsas and the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie got the Gauteng education department to delay the opening date for online applications in May by a week because when the system was made available for testing at the end of April it was found that it only allocated the closest school to the parents’ home address...

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