Teaching vacancies reach unacceptable levels in Eastern Cape

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Teaching vacancies reach unacceptable levels in Eastern Cape

Budget cuts to blame for the 4,107 unfilled teacher posts, says MEC

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Sitting in a class without a teacher is a sad reality for tens of thousands of pupils in Eastern Cape.

The province’s education MEC, Fundile Gade, revealed that there were 4,107 vacant teacher posts at 2,348 schools across the province.

The number of unfilled posts at the end of July included principals (726), deputy principals (312), head of departments (918) and teachers (1,765). There were also 306 vacancies for, among others, substitute and grade R teachers...

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