Teacher shortages at Transkei schools

2013-01-17 09:46
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East London - A number of schools in the Transkei were short of teachers for maths and science, according to a report on Thursday.

Various education department districts in the region said that despite schools reopening on Wednesday, there were still a number of vacancies for critical subjects like maths, physical science and accounting, the Daily Dispatch reported.

Ngqeleni district was one of the hardest hit, with about 800 vacant posts.

Other districts in dire need of teachers included Ngcobo and Mount Frere.

Loyiso Pulumani, Eastern Cape education spokesperson, said while a number schools were facing teacher shortages other schools were overstaffed with teachers.

The department would advertise schools with teacher vacancies so that teachers could move from the over-staffed schools and fill the posts, Pumulani told the publication.


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