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NAPTOSA has welcomed the proposed vaccination of Children aged between 12 to 17 but also expressed its reservations about how it is being rolled out.


The Gauteng Education Department began their school placements on Friday 15 October. According to Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona, parents have been confirming that they have received school placement offers for their children.


The DBE is piloting the rollout of the General Education Certificate which will be given to Grade 9 learners to address the current issue of many learners leaving school without a national qualification.


As the Basic Education Minister took to the stand today, she announced that over 700 000 Matrics will be writing with almost 900 000 sitting for this year's final Matric exams. Exams will begin in less than three weeks.


The Basic Education Minister addressed the media on Friday afternoon where she gave an update on the Basic Education Employment Initiative. This initiative sees thousands of youth being hired to fill school assistant job vacancies.


The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, is expected to take to the stand tomorrow to provide the country with an update on schooling while we battle a pandemic. We are also under a month away from Matric final exams.


The Department of Education will be employing teacher assistants again in November 2021 and you might be interested in earning an income but if you are a NSFAS student you unfortunately do not qualify for this post. Keep reading to find out what the requirements are to qualify for the teaching assistant post. 


The Basic Education Employment Initiative has invited the youth of South Africa to apply for the opportunity between the 27th of September and the 3rd of October 2021.


Applications for the Basic Education Employment Initiative are now open. Here's a step by step guide to help you apply for school assistant jobs through the Basic Education Employment Initiative using SAYouth.mobi. 


The Department of Basic Education employed more than 300 000 teachers assistants to help teachers across South Africa as they faced the new challenges brought about by Covid-19 pandemic. You may be wondering what their duties are at school, well keep reading to find out. 

 


NAPTOSA voiced their views on the recent research report by the Stellenbosch University’s Research on Socioeconomic Policy Group on the flow of learners through schools.


The desire to improve matric results is within any individual who feels that they didn’t do their best in the last exam sitting. Whatever the case may be, we have answers to your question.


For 10 years learners at Finetown Secondary School have had to deal with learning in an environment that is not ideal, as the classrooms are quite small and require many repairs. Now learners have to deal with additional challenges that have been introduced through rotational learning which was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


After speculation came that the October school holidays might be cancelled to make up for lost time, the department saw many objections. Now, the October school holidays remain in place.


With Treasury on board, the Department of Basic Education will have the teacher assistants programme up and running for a second time around. It's said that these assistants will be of major help and assist schools to cope.


The principal of Redhill School has made a radical suggestion to drop two subjects from the school curriculum as schools across the country battle to keep up after Covid-19 disruptions. 


The Department of Basic Education has given further insight into why they are considering cancelling the upcoming October school holidays. Unions and parents have come out and spoken against this potential move by the department.


A decrease is now being seen in Northern Cape schools with the number of Covid cases being reported. Schools across the country are currently battling with a rise in Covid cases.


As Kwazulu-Natal officially enters the third wave, it's schools are being impacted and seeing Covid cases climb. Political parties have now spoken up and said that the provincial education department is not doing what has to be done.


The Department of Basic Education is concerned over the 750 000 learners who have dropped out of schools across the country over the span on the past year during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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