Parents have been left frustrated with glitches experienced on the online school registration platform launched by the Gauteng education department.
The website has been flooded by 600 users per second.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Gauteng Department of Education acting spokesperson, Oupa Bodibe, regarding the matter.
Listen to the interview below:
We would like to apologise to the people of Gauteng for this. We are experiencing enormous traffic, 600 people per second.— Oupa Bodibe, Gauteng education department acting spokesperson
We are getting extra servers to cope with this, we will shut down the system for 48 hours then we will being it online.— Oupa Bodibe, Gauteng education department acting spokesperson
The online platform is available to incoming Grade 1 and Grade 8 applicants in order to mitigate the annual backlog experienced.
Today has no impact on their place in the queue, because I think that's where the concern comes in.— Oupa Bodibe, Gauteng education department spokesperson
Let me clarify the terminology. This is not a registration but an application where you load your details like when opening an account.— Oupa Bodibe, Gauteng education department spokesperson