Government has successfully opened the Electronic Ministry Application Platform (EMAP) for 2018 and only 24 246 Form One boarding school places are available against a potential demand of 367 629. Government also announced that enrollment will only start when the Grade 7 results are published by Zimsec and successful applicants will be notified through short message service (sms) by the representative school heads
In a statement the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education said:
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education successfully launched Electronic Ministry Application Platform (EMAP) for Form 1 boarding places enrolment in 2016. The advantages of using the platform among others include, time efficiency, corruption minimisation, zero registration cost and convenience of applying online safety and securely without leaving the comfort of your home. Parents/guardians who wish to send their children to boarding schools are advised to start applying through the platform (www.emap.co.zw <http://www.emap.co.zw>) with effect from Monday November, 13, 2007,” reads the Ministry’s statement. here is vast gap between the demand for boarding places and the number of boarding places available in the country. The total number of Form 1 Boarding places available for the 2018 is 24 246 and the potential number of applications is 367629.