GDE extends deadline for public comment on draft amendment bill

The MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi. Photo: Blake Linder.

 

Parents who did not have an opportunity to submit their comments on the draft amendment bill on the regulations for public school admissions now have until midnight on 14 September to do so.

The Gauteng Department of Education undertook a series of public meetings during the August. The meetings formed part of the consultative process for objectives, including sharing the draft amendments, soliciting inputs from the public and mobilising the public to participate in the process.

Parents are requested to submit their comments on the proposed amendments to the regulations for public school admissions, which also seek to clarify the roles, powers and responsibilities of Student Governing Bodies on admissions, without delay.

“As with other stakeholders, parents from all walks of life are key stakeholders from whom the Department is eager to hear, concerning the following aspects of the admissions draft amendment bill: criteria for the determination of feeder zones, online application for Grades 1 and 8, and approval of school admission policies,” said Panyaza Lesufi, the Member of the Executive Council for Education.

To download the presentation on the draft amendments, visit www.gauteng.gov.za, then go to the home page and click on ‘Advocacy on the Admissions Regulations August 2018 V3 Final’, which will be under the announcements, for an attainable presentation. Parents are encouraged to email their comments to [email protected].

Lesufi concluded by saying, “These amendments have no effect on the online admissions for the 2019 academic year, as they will only apply in 2019 for the 2020 academic year online admissions applications.”

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