2 200 EC TEACHERS TO STUDY FOR DEGREES

THE provincial Department of Education is to send more than 2 000 teachers back to university after finding them either unqualified or under-qualified at the end of last year.

But the DA’s provincial Education spokesperson, Edmund van Vuuren, said the MEC was under-estimating the number of teachers who would be going to university. He has called for the teachers to vacate their positions and be replaced with substitute teachers, and study full-time instead of part-time as planned.  Read the full story in the Daily Dispatch.