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The fourth phase of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative is now underway, and the education department is accepting applications for teaching assistant positions. Here are more details to ensure that you meet the requirements and don't miss out on the opportunity.


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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has advised qualifying candidates to submit their Phase 4 applications for the Education Assistants programme.

The initiative, which has so far spanned three phases, was introduced as part of the government's effort to provide a chance for the young people to gain skills as well as  meaningful work experience.

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In order to qualify for the PYEI teacher assistant program applicants must meet the requirements outlined below:

  1. Be a South African resident aged between 18 - 34 years old. 
  2. Live within 5km of an urban school or within 30km of a rural/farm school.
  3. Be anyone who did not participate in any of the previous Phases. 

More than 200 000 vacancy posts to become an education or general school assistant at schools through will be made available.

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Those applying for teaching assistant positions must also have minimum requirement of a matric certificate, however preference will be given to those who hold tertiary education qualifications, especially in Education. 

However, those who wish to apply to become general school assistants do not need a matric certificate.

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Participating candidates employed during Phase Four will receive a stipend of R4081. 44 per month. During February and March of 2023, stipends will be paid from unspent funds left over from the previous phase.

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The department has also pointed out that all applications must be done online and not at any schools. Successful applicants will undergo orientation and online training in December 2022 and the first two weeks of January 2023.




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After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


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