Dept drive to identify ghost teachers

2010-07-14 00:00

GHOST employees in the KZN Education Department should take heed. As from tomorrow, the department will embark on a head-count drive throughout the province that will continue until August 6.

Its aim will be not only to seek out any possible ghost employees, but also to verify the qualifications of all office and school-based employees.

The drive is said to have occurred as a result of a Cabinet resolution that all government departments in the province should partake in this initiative.

Speaking to The Witness, superintendent-general Dr Cassius Lubisi said a circular had been sent out to all department staffers notifying them about the intended visit.

“This won’t be a surprise visit at all. People in the different departments have been notified when we will be making the call. Therefore we are expecting people to be at their stations,” said Lubisi.

He admitted that with the KZN department being the largest in the country, this will be no small exercise.

The department has about 100 000 employees.

However, he believes that as a result of the department working with the internal audit side of the provincial Treasury, things should run smoothly.

“We’ve decided to spend the next few days, until the 25th, going to offices first. On the 26th we’ll start with the schools,” said Lubisi.

Employees will be required to produce a valid South African identity document, or valid work permits for all non-South African employees, as well as original and certified copies of qualifications.


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