Aspirant teachers can apply for bursary

2016-05-25 06:00

UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS and gr. 12 learners from impoverished backgrounds aspiring to pursue a teaching career are encouraged to apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary to study in 2017. The bursary scheme is intended to fund disadvantaged and unemployed youth who don’t have any other means to finance their studies. It also seeks to encourage the youth to study and pursue the teaching profession.

The Free State Department of Education has announced that applications are available at its premises or offices across the province. Applicants can choose the following qualifications: BEd Foundation Phase African Languages (gr. R to gr. 3), BEd Mathematics, Natural Science & Information Technology (gr. 4-6 Intermediate Phase) BEd Mathematics, Natural Science & Information Technology (gr. 7 to gr. 9 Senior Phase), BEd Mathematics, Natural Science & Accounting, Economics & Information Technology (gr. 10 to gr. 12 FET Phases) and PGCE and other undergraduate degrees, such as BSc, BCom, BA and BTech.

More information on the Bursary Programme can be accessed at

Application forms need to be submitted at the nearest Free State Department of Education district office on or before 5 August.


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