Sunday World - - OPINION -

I READ the let­ter in Sun­day World pub­lished on Oc­to­ber 16 with the ti­tle Le­sufi s method has failed ”,

“’ re­fer­ring to Gaut­eng ed­u­ca­tion MEC Panyaza Le­sufi s on­line

’ school ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem. I couldn t agree more.

’ I ap­plied on April 18 for a place at a school for my son and on April 22 I sub­mit­ted the re­quired doc­u­ments at the school I had cho­sen, which is close to my work­place. I was then told that I should fol­low up with the school if I hadn t re­ceived feed­back by July

’ 25. I called the school on that day and was told that my on­line ap­pli­ca­tion had been deleted as the site (www.gdead­mis­ had al­legedly crashed on April 19 and that I should go to the school to fill an ap­peal form.

I went to the school and I was told that I had to ap­peal with the Gaut­eng district of­fice. I went there and filled the form and was told that my child would be placed by the third week of Septem­ber, maybe in another school. If I didn t

’ like the school the district had cho­sen then I could ap­peal that de­ci­sion with the MEC s of­fice.

’ It is now the third week of Oc­to­ber and I m call­ing the district

’ of­fice ev­ery day only to be told I should call a cer­tain in­di­vid­ual who is in charge of plac­ing kids at the school I had cho­sen. This in­di­vid­ual told me the school was full but he would re­vert to me by Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 14 and still noth­ing.

This is so un­fair, as I did ev­ery­thing right and on time. But I swear I will sue that Le­sufi and his of­fice, if Jan­uary comes and my son doesn t have a school.

’ Khokela Go­gela By e-mail

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