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No teachers? Don’t worry, we won’t employ more, even though we have many

As schools cry out for educators, most state-funded graduates remain unemployed

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While some state schools in the Eastern Cape battle without teachers, only 36 of 651 new graduates funded by the department of basic education have been appointed since January.

And 181 of the 755 recipients of the department’s Funza Lushaka bursary scheme have been hired by KwaZulu-Natal schools.

Of the 4,184 beneficiaries of the bursary who graduated last year, 1,646 have been employed, according to figures disclosed by the department to parliament earlier this month...

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