of Basic Education says it has noted the report by the Auditor General in terms
of unqualified and under-qualified teachers for the year 2013.
The AG’s report
has found that half of the teachers in Grade R do not have the minimum
qualifications to teach in that grade.
further states that, in 2013, 16 520 of the 21 207 Grade R teachers,
did not have a Diploma to teach, in line with the national qualification
The audit was
conducted in 2014 and found that in fact the number was 12 300. Since
then, the teachers have been put through four universities where their qualifications
are being upgraded.
Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said, “’We need to
assist them to obtain the requisite qualifications that will enable them to
assist them to teach at Grade R level.
He said, “This
we need to do because there is a huge demand for education at the foundation
phase and we cannot continue to exclude learners who should be in school simply
because the teachers we have are not qualified.”
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