WCED expected to employ 10,000 jobless matriculants

Nontando Mafanya
27 June 2016

The Western Cape Education Department says it will employ 10,000 jobless matriculates over the next three years.

 The department says it has signed an agreement with the National Treasury Jobs Fund to finance the project.

Education MEC Debbie Schafer says the programme aims to curb South Africa's high unemployment rate by creating more opportunities for the youth.  

Schafer says it will also give the matriculants, who will work as school assistants, exposure to different career paths.