Teacher shortages at Transkei schools

2013-01-17 09:46

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.


  • warren.rodel - 2013-01-17 10:00

    Haloooo? any ANC support?

  • amanda.matthews.14811 - 2013-01-17 10:42

    So much so for the quality of education...I saw on the news that 70 pupils are being crammed into one classroom, and it looked like they were sharing chairs too!

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-17 10:43

    Ok so the ANC closed the teacher training colleges when they came into could they nor foresee this situation? A government that can't even train teachers, maintain roads, fails at service delivery, shut down a profitable railway network, now wants to nationalize mines. what a joke! They can't even run Eskom, or SAA!

  • andrew.selous - 2013-01-17 11:11

    'transkei!'detect some nostalgia here

  • avremel.niselow - 2013-01-17 11:23

    Don't worry the ANC in the Eastern Cape will sort this out! Oh wait... They're too busy writing history books no one will read.

  • Melizizwe Abdul-Malik Mujahid Jaas - 2013-01-17 11:34

    Transkei?news 24 U still refering at africans as bantu i guess sis!

  • Rebecca - 2013-01-23 10:28

    why would the cANCer government supply maths and science teachers as then their people would get a decent education and not vote for the thieves.

  • Ayanda Soldati - 2014-09-19 03:52

    Hayibo kanti le department of education iqasha abatheni kuba mna kudala ndifaka into zam I mean ma qualifications andikathathwa ndina 2years ndigqibile ukufunda (Bed FET phase)

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