Schools are short of teachers and full of vacancies – 19,000 to be exact
FREE TO READ | And with 2,400 schools being without principals, teachers’ organisations are demanding action
SA’s largest association of governing bodies has slammed provincial education departments for lengthy delays in filling vacant principal and teacher posts.
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told parliament last month there were 19,007 vacancies at the end of June, including 2,402 for principals and 16,605 for deputy principals, heads of departments and teachers.
A total of 562 schools in the Eastern Cape and 697 in Limpopo did not have principals. The number of vacant posts for deputy principals, heads of departments and teachers in Eastern Cape and Limpopo was 3,618 and 6,124, respectively...