Ministry of Education’s online enrolment system for Form 1 places goes live – here’s how to use it

Online registration, eMAP, Ministry of Education, Form 1 enrolment

We recently wrote about the controversial online school enrolment system that Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Education developed as a way of automating the application process for securing boarding places for Form 1.


The system, which will gather details of applicants and match them to available schools based on three choices, is now live. The Ministry has started sharing details of the system and how to use it.

It can be accessed on


According to information on the use of the system which has been shared today (10 December 2016) parents and guardians who are applying for boarding school places (through the system) should apply over the next 3 days. They will receive feedback via SMS by Monday 12 December 2016.

Those who are applying for day school places must proceed to their local schools on Monday 12 December 2016 to register.

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How to apply using the eMAP system

The first stage is creating an account

  1. Go to the website
  2. 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…
  3. In the respective fields enter the centre number, candidate number and date of birth using the details written on the pupil’s result slip.
  4. There is a section that says Please confirm if you have been cleared by your former school. Select Yes on that section.
  5. Click on the Next button
  6. 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.
  7. Select the Register option
  8. 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

  1. Go to the home page
  2. In the respective fields Enter Centre number, Candidate number and Password
  3. Click on the Sign In button
  4. When you get to the following page choose Apply for Form 1 Place
  5. Click the Select Province tab and select the province for your first option
  6. Click on the Select District and pick a district for your option
  7. On the list of boarding schools in that district that appears you can then choose the school you want
  8. Click on Apply
  9. Follow the same steps for province, district and school for the two other schools you want

You can follow up on your applications by clicking on Check Status of Application.

Read More on: Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education 

Read More on: Electronic Ministry Application Platform (EMAP) (includes contact numbers)

Also read: Here Are The Answers To Your eMAP Application Questions

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334 thoughts on “Ministry of Education’s online enrolment system for Form 1 places goes live – here’s how to use it

  1. from the 12/12/16 until now have been trying bt i have managed to get thru now ,my main worry is time and vaccancy from the desired schools may be full. Please help because we are worried

  2. this ideology is confused…if l was to get an opportunity to argue Mr Dokora in court l would win the case and I this online thing will be cancelled won’t’ work…it won’ work…

  3. will you please deregister me, so that I may start again. I had send someone to apply but he failed to apply the schools I had told him. please help

  4. This thing is frustrating whats the correct format for the date I have been at it for almost two hours it keeps saying details not found… please assist

  5. status still pending but you can
    apply for six schools now but guess it’s too late now nzvimbo hakusisina but status remains pending its nonsense and real shit

  6. This system is damn frustrating, t was quite easy for m to register only to b accepted at a school that was last on my list. How do I change from the school to the one I want?

    1. I’m getting the following responses :
      1st school – processed
      2nd school – accepted
      3rd school – accepted
      Then how do I respond?

  7. can we kindly get the opportunity to apply to as many schools as possible…l am not getting any response from any school l have applied for since the 10th…still pending!

  8. Well done Minister, please do not end here. After the dust has settled please do an audit of how the enrollment was done, some headmasters/sisters completely disregarded your directive (insubordination) parents got receipts/admissions/paid well before your due date and later tried to cover up by asking the same parents to later apply or applied themselves coz vakadya kare. Among the culprits is Regina Mundi Gweru, Anderson Gweru, Howard Mission Chiweshe, Vaitei kuti vasazvipamhezve/vamwe vabva vadzidza, i would not hurt to investigate………………….tokudai Minister!

  9. every school did that ….l am stuck with my child now haana nzvimbo we obeyed the new system yet the usual suspects did play the same old games/tricks and we left in the cold…after the settling of the so called dust l will still be stuck with my child…so whatever steps he takes next it will not change my situation or my child . it’s never wise to introduce some shit which cannot change what was happening before.

  10. hi guys …ive succesfully applied….approximately how ong does it take for you to get a reply(that u have \havent got the place)

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