WCED announced it will offer jobs to 500 qualified Grade R teachers

 The 5th of October , World Teachers' Day is a day used to acknowledged and celebrate the service of teachers and their contribution to education. It is an opportunity to consider the challenges related to the teaching profession, and to recognise the rights and responsibilities of the teachers.

While this year marks the 28th anniversary, the theme is “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers”.

In anticipation of World Teachers’ Day, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) announced that it will offer up to 500 qualified Grade R teachers a permanent post with service benefits from 1 January 2023.

Spokesperson to Minister David Maynier said that the offer applies to those teachers who are already employed at a school in a subsidised Grade R position. These teachers must meet the required teaching qualification in order to be appointed as a Post Level 1 teacher.

The department made a significant additional investment as the appointment of teachers is expected to cost approximately R321 million over the next three years. Mauchline  said that It adds to the steps they have already taken to improve Foundation Phase outcomes, such as the additional time allocated to Reading and Maths to reverse learning losses from the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the 27 September a detailed circular was sent to schools outlining the requirements and process to be followed for the appointments.

images: CDE

by Everngelista Muza