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Again, poor children bear the brunt of education budget constraints

The Limpopo education department has scrapped an incentive project to keep teachers in rural schools

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Teacher unions have slammed the Limpopo education department for scrapping an incentive that was meant to attract qualified teachers to rural areas and keep them there.

The provincial education department confirmed to Sunday Times Daily that more than 6,000 teachers will not receive a rural allowance from January because of budgetary constraints.

Educators teaching in quintile 1 schools in the province, which are regarded as the poorest schools, received a monthly allowance of R2,333,65 this year...

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