The long queues, the endless paperwork, and the kid tugging on your arm whining “When is it going to be our turn?” Registering your kid for school is never fun, and with widespread internet access and an app for everything, it really shouldn’t be so time consuming. Fortunately, the Gauteng Department of Education has realised this, and finally made online registration for school a thing for 2016.
Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi made the announcement at a href=”http:www.jacarandafm.comostmec-recalls-88-000-tablets” target=”_blank”a media briefinga on the findings of several investigations including a href=”http:www.thedailyvox.co.zacurro-school-in-roodeplaat-revisits-apartheid-education” target=”_blank”allegations of racisma at the Curro School in Roodeplaat and the death of three children from Emma Primary school in Winterveld.
The Curro School was a href=”http:ewn.co.za20150514Lesufi-Curro-school-guilty-of-racial-segregation” target=”_blank”found guiltya of racial segregation and its operating license is being reviewed. The education department was absolved of culpability in the Emma Primary case and the matter was referred to police.
Lesufi then used the opportunity to talk about the department’s twinning programme (it’s looking good), it’s tablets for schools programme (it’s not looking so good) and on a project that will have parents across the province jumping for joy: parents will now be able to register their kids for classes from the comfort of their homes.
MEC Lesufi says no parent will stand in a long queue to register their children in schools as of next year. Online registration #EducationGP
– SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) May 14, 2015
In a country where any sort of state-related admin generally takes a long, long time could the Gauteng education department actually get this right? Or will the system be just as slow as the queues?
Source : The Daily Vox