The Western Cape Education Department says the first day of the 2024 learner admission process went fairly well.

Monday was the opening day to apply for spaces at schools for next year.

And twelve hours into the process, more than 10, 000 applications had already been received.

There’s a full month to submit applications, with this leg being concluded on the 14th of April 2023.

Education MEC David Maynier says he understands that this is a stressful period for parents and caregivers.

He is urging them to remain calm even if they experience difficulties.

“Parents who are unable to complete their applications today, or encountered technical difficulties, should not be alarmed – they have a whole month in which to apply. There is no preference given to those that apply in the first few days, as opposed to next week. Schools cannot access the data to see what order of preference parents have listed their school when submitting applications. They will not be informed if their particular school is 1st, 3rd or 7th on the parents list”.