More than 300,000 education assistants to be recruited- DBE



The Department of Basic Education (DBE) disclosed that provinces are already making plans for the recruitment of education assistants.

This is in line with the government’s economic recovery plan that puts job creation as a top priority.

The department is offering a programme to employ teaching assistants.

According to the department’s director-general, Mathanzima Mweli on Monday, he made it known that over 300,000 people were lining up to be recruited into this programme.

“Part of the 319,000 – 200,000 of those will get straight into the classroom to become our reading coaches.”

“As you know that we have not been doing well in terms of the international tests, especially when it comes to reading in particular,” Mweli said.

Mweli also added that helping pupils with homework would be a major focus of this program.

“Over and above reading, we are also looking for homework assistants,” he said.

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