The Western Cape Department of Education
today said after very careful deliberation and consultation with school
governing body associations, and educator union 40 additional teaching posts
have been allocated schools.
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said
this is a major increase compared to last year.
Casey said this year the Minister had to
make this decision in the context of a very difficult financial climate.
“Therefore given the economic and financial
realities facing the government of the Western Cape he is pleased to
have been able to make available and increase in the number of new educator
posts in the province,” added Casey
She furthermore explains that MEC Grant is delighted
that they have been able to complete the process earlier than previous years.
Casey also added that it has also been done well in advance of the national
department of basic educations required completion date of the 30th
Meanwhile the South African Democratic
Teachers Union in the Western Cape said they will not
accept the 40 post provision as this will not make a difference at all.
Sadtu Provincial Spokesperson Jonavon
Rustin said that as Sadtu they are saying that the 40 additional posts created
by the MEC Donald Grant in the province will not make any impact in reducing
“And therefore we are calling for the MEC
to find more additional funds to create more posts to reduce class size,” added
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