The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will on Monday, 13 December 2021, open the online application platform for Form One pupils wishing to be enrolled into boarding schools next year.

Under the method, pupils have to apply through the Electronic Ministry’s Application Platform (EMAP) which will open from Monday next week to 31 January 2022.

This was revealed in a circular dated 09 December 2021 and sent to Provincial Education Directors (PEDs), Head Office Directors, District School Inspectors (DSIs), Church education secretaries, President NASH, President NAPH and School Heads, by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Tumisang Thabela. It reads:


The above subject matter refers:

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will be running an electronic platform for enrolling Form One (1) boarding places for 2022.

Parents/guardians who wish to send their children to boarding schools are advised to start applying through the platform ( with effect from 13th December 2021 up to 31st January 2022.

All applicants will be allowed to make a maximum of 5 active applications at any given time.

An applicant who has been offered a place at one school will not be eligible to apply or be considered for a place at any other school unless the offer is declined.

Successful applicants will be notified through short message service (SMS) by the respective School Heads. Parents/guardians are, however, advised that there are limited boarding places.

Once you apply to a school your application can show any one of the following statuses:

Pending – application still under consideration

Accepted – you have been offered a place

Processed – once a particular school has accepted your child, all the other outstanding schools’ statuses will automatically be changed to processed

Rejected – your application was unsuccessful

  • Once you decline an offer there is no guarantee that you will get the same offer back
  • The offering of a place is done randomly from your shortlisted schools
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For further inquiries, please contact the following WhatsApp numbers:

  1. Mr A. Chinoona 0772109402
  2. Mr M. Mafoti: 0772936347
  3. Mr M. Mato
  4. Mr T. Mazhowu 0772444446
  5. Mr S. Moyo: 0772889805
  6. Mr J. Munwiro: 0773010711
  7. Mrs E Dhliwayo 0772100123
  8. Mr K.G. Chademana 0715559787

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