The Ministry of Primary and Secondary has opened online applications for 2020 Form One boarding places from Monday, November 4, 2019, to December 31, 2019. Parents can now start applying online for their children. According to the ministry, there are 262 boarding schools with a total capacity of 24 320 students.
The eMAP platform has had its share of headaches and like most platforms which experience huge traffic once a year. The haphazard introduction of the system and the inconvenience that parents and pupils alike were subjected to shows an anomaly in this new eMAP system.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education said “The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will be running an electronic platform for enrolling Form One boarding places for 2020. Parents and guardians who wish to send their children to boarding schools are advised to start applying through the platform www.emap.co.zw with effect from Monday 4 November 2019 up to Tuesday 31 December 2019.”
“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 a short message service (SMS) by the respective school heads. Parents and guardians are however advised that there are limited boarding places.”
Form 1 applications will be able to do so through the EMAP platform. By following the below instructions.
- Create an Account First
- Go to www.emap.co.zw
- Sign up on the link that is at the bottom that says If you do have an account Sign Up Here.
- Enter the centre and candidate number as well as the date of birth using the pupils’ result slip.
- You will be redirected to a section that says Please confirm if you have been cleared by your former school and select Yes
- Click Next
Fill in the details required in this section, that is your mobile number and password of your choice.
An applicant can only apply at five schools and once offered a place in one of the schools, they will not be considered at the other schools.