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Primary School Student Registration - Standard One


Parents/guardians wishing to register their child(ren) for standard one in a public school in Botswana may do so by visiting the nearest primary school. Children who will be six years of age by June of their standard one academic year are welcome to enroll. The academic year in Botswana starts in January. All standard one registrations are done at primary schools across the country.

Who is eligible?

All citizens and non-citizens of Botswana of appropriate age. 

How do I get this service?

Visit nearest primary school in your location. Check the schools for admission dates from May in the year prior to expected admission.

What supporting documents are required?

Citizens must bring the following documents:

  • Parents/Guardians are required to produce National Identity Card (Omang).
  • Certified copies of student’s birth certificate.

Non-Citizens must bring the following documents:

  • Child's birth certificate.
  • Certified copies of passport pages showing identification details and validity period (learner and parent/guardian).
  • Parent/Guardian’s resident permit.
  • Adoption documents (where applicable).
How long will this service take?

Same day service.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for this service.

Where can I obtain this service?

Primary schools countrywide.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Primary schools in your location. From 07:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Ministry Contact Centre, by calling 16885 on Monday to Friday working hours or toll-free number 0800 600 678.

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