2018 Online applications for form one boarding school places are open. Parents who are willing to send their children to boarding school next year can start applying online today.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary education developed the online school enrollment system as a way of thwarting corruption as well as doing away with registration costs
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education highlighted in a statement that there are only 24 246 form one boarding school places against a potential demand of 367 629 The Herald has reported.
EMAP (Electronic Ministry’s Application Platform for form one) which is making the registration process easy and fun.
How to apply using EMAP
The first stage is creating an account
Go to the website www.emap.co.zw
On the home page (the screen that the link takes you to) click on the link close to the bottom of the page that says If you do not have an account please Sign Up Here…
In the respective fields enter the center number, candidate number and date of birth using the details written on the pupil’s result slip.
There is a section that says Please confirm if you have been cleared by your former school. Select Yes on that section.
Click on the Next button
On the next form, you will need to fill in the fields for your mobile number, email (it’s listed as an optional field), password of your choice, and confirm password.
Select the Register option
Click on the Sign In tab to get back to the page for signing in to your new account via the link provided
The second stage is for applying for a place
Go to the home page www.emap.co.zw
In the respective fields Enter Centre number, Candidate number, and Password
Click on the Sign In button
When you get to the following page choose Apply for Form 1 Place
Click the Select Province tab and select the province for your first option
Click on the Select District and pick a district for your option
On the list of boarding schools in that district that appears you can then choose the school you want
Click on Apply
Follow the same steps for province, district and school for the two other schools you want.
According to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary education enrollment by school heads will only start when the Grade 7 results are published by Zimsec. Successful applicants will be notified through short message service (sms) by the representative school heads.