Unions in unison with EC education dept regarding teacher recruitment
Teachers’ unions in the Eastern Cape have welcomed the provincial Education Department’s aggressive programme to recruit teachers in the province.
Earlier this week, the provincial department announced that it was in the process of recruiting more than 1600 teachers in a bid to address teacher shortages.
The department has requested all qualified educators, including those that are employed by SGBs and private schools, to submit their profiles at its provincial headquarters in Zwelitsha.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union provincial administrator, Sindile Zamisa says, “We appreciate the move by the department to provide these teachers even though we are saying we will monitor if implemented according to the agreement we have signed with them.”
The department’s spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima elaborates, “By appointing these educators we want to ensure that learning and teaching takes place. We are prioritising the appointment of these teachers because we have already provided the schools with learner material….”