Nzimande Will Speak On Higher Edu Vaccinations This Weekend
The Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, will step up to the podium this weekend to address vaccinations in his sector. This comes as the basic education finished up it's vaccine rollout just last week.
Blade Nzimande, the Minister for the Department of Higher Education will hold a briefing on Saturday to speak about vaccinations for the Post School Education & Training (PSET) sector.
The briefing will take place at 12h30 this afternoon.
A statement released by the department read:
HIGHER HEALTH has developed a comprehensive vaccination strategy for the post school education and training sector in alignment with the Department of Health’s national vaccination rollout plan.
This sector includes public universities, TVET Colleges, Community Education and Training (CET) colleges, private institutions, skills learning sector, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), National Skills Fund (NSF) with a range of skills development providers.
This rollout will probably cover those who work within the sector.
HIGHER HEALTH is responsible for handling health protocols for the pandemic within the sector and is the entity in charge of the screening app used on campuses. They have now obtained data on staff per campus and their geographical locations across districts and sub-districts, which will be used for the vaccine rollout.
This, the department says, helped the Department of Health to conduct a national mapping process, secure vaccinations, identify vaccination points, number of vaccinators, as well as the logistics and distribution of the vaccine to the service points.
The briefing can be viewed through the following channels:
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/GovernmentZA
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/GovernmentZA
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GovernmentZA
Some individuals have already been vaccinated within the sector should they have fallen under the categories of people who were allowed to get vaccinated through the national rollout. Health faculty members also received vaccines when healthcare workers did.
With the education sector is in dire need of educators to accommodate the high volume of South African students, the need for qualified educators is paramount. In South Africa, there are a number of bursary funds available to support students who would like to enter the education sector.
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