Technical issues mark debut of online GED application

On Thursday, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced technical upgrades that would improve system security and capacity, adding that up to 40,000 users could use the platform simultaneously.

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Department of Education says it has noted system issues faced by parents when using the online admissions platform for Year 1 and Year 8 enrollment – ​​which has officially started Friday morning.

On Thursday, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced technical upgrades that would improve system security and capacity, adding that up to 40,000 users could use the platform simultaneously.

But after several complaints from parents struggling to access the system or select feeder schools, Gauteng education spokesman Steve Mabona acknowledged the problem – which he blamed on anxious parents overcharging the system and problems with Google Maps.

“As a department, we would like to acknowledge that we started off on a bumpy road this morning – where our system ran into difficulty due to Google Maps being disabled.”

He said the problem was solved.

“As we speak, we are sitting at over 100,000 applications processed.”

Online applications are open until August 19 at midnight.

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