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How To Apply For 2023 Form 1 Boarding Places On eMAP

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The Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education has opened the Electronic Ministry Application Platform (eMAP) to allow parents/guardians to apply for form one boarding places for their children for 2023.

The eMap platform is open for applications until December 31, 2022.

A significant change on the form 1 online application 2023 platform is that the maximum number of schools that can be applied to at once has been increased from three to five.

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The move may have been necessitated by a need to reduce the load on the system. Last year there were some challenges and anomalies on the system due to high traffic levels. 

You will be notified if your application is accepted or rejected via SMS only after the Grade 7 results are released since they will be used in the selection process.

It would also be wise to apply as soon as possible since boarding school places are quite limited. Last year the number of places available far outstripped demand for them and the same is bound to be true for this year.

There is no eMap Zimbabwe application form for 2023. You have to apply online on

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If you want to look for a place for a child who did their primary school outside Zimbabwe e.g in South Africa you can check the FAQ section below for how you can go about it.

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How to apply for a Form One 2023 Boarding School Place in Zimbabwe using the eMAP system

  1. Create an eMap form one application 2023 account

    Visit to create an account that you will use to manage your application. You will also use this account to check on the status of your application. Thus you should make sure you use a password that you will remember.

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  2. Enter the Pupil's Details

    On the account creation page enter the required details including centre number, candidate number and date of birth using the details that appear on the pupil’s result slip. After you are done confirm that the pupil has been cleared by the former school and proceed.

  3. Fill In Your Contact Details

    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. (Make sure you keep the password safe). Click Register

  4. Sign In To The eMap Application Account

    Your account will now be set up and you can then sign in using the link provided to begin the application process. If the link does not work you can click here to go to the sign-in page. On the page enter centre number, candidate number and password in the respective fields the click the sign-in button.

  5. Choose The Schools You Want

    Click where it says apply for Form 1 place then select the province and district of your choice. You will see a list of available boarding schools. Choose the school you want and click apply. Repeat the process for the remaining two schools of your choice. Be Careful Here! Once you apply to a school you can't change it. In other words, make sure you apply for the schools you want as there is no way of changing a school once you have applied

  6. Check The Status Of Your Application

    You can follow up on your form 1 online application 2023 by clicking on the Check Status of Application button anytime you log in.
    That's it you are done. That is how to apply for a form 1 place online in Zimbabwe.


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Once You Have Finished Your Form One Online eMap Application Please Take Of The Following

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.
How can I change a school on emap If I have applied by mistake?

You can't change a school once you have applied on the eMap platform. Your best chance is to be rejected at all three schools and then reapply. So take your time and make sure you apply to the schools you really want.

If I reject a school offer on emap online application platform can I change my mind and accept it later?

No, you can't and there is no guarantee that if you reapply to the same school you will get accepted again. So be careful with rejecting offers.

Can I choose schools from different provinces or districts on eMap form one online application?

Yes, you can.

How many schools can I apply to at once on emap?

Currently, you can apply to a maximum of five schools.

When does the eMap Online Application form close?

The eMap form one platform closes on the 31st of December 2022

How do I know that the emap application has been successful and my child has secured a form place for 2023?

You can log in to the account and click ‘Check Status of Application'. Zimsec says it will send notification SMS's as well but it's best to check for yourself time and again.

What do I do if my child has been rejected in all three schools on emap application?

Reapply again to three schools.

How long should I wait to get a result on whether the application has been successful?

There is no prescribed waiting time. The time taken to process the application depends on the school of your choice.

How can I apply for a form one place for my child in Zimbabwe if they did their primary school out of the country eg in South Africa?

This is a special case. You will have to take your papers and approach the nearest provincial education office to present your case. You will be given further instructions there.

Where can I get further information on high school in Zimbabwe so I can get to choose the best school for my child?

You can visit and you will see profiles of high schools there. There you will also learn about the uniforms and fees of the various listed schools in Zimbabwe.

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