Speaking to The Chronicle, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora said those who applied through the Electronic Ministry’s Application Platform (eMap) will start receiving sms responses today. He said there are only 24 000 boarding places countrywide.
Dr Dokora yesterday also said since the eMap facility went up on Friday there has been an overwhelming response from parents. Despite the site being down for most of yesterday, Dokora said that the process was running smoothly:
The website has been running since last Friday. To date about 5 500 have applied for boarding school places. It’s going on smoothly.
Dokora reiterated that the eMap facility is for those applying for boarding school places only. All pupils with a clearance letter from their last school will use the application system.