PROVINCE TO AXE ALL TEMPORARY TEACHERS

THOUSANDS of temporary teachers could find themselves without a job as the provincial Department of Education embarks on its financial turnaround plan.

The Democratic Alliance spokesperson for education, Edmund van Vuuren, said the decision was surprising and described the situation as “inhumane and authoritarian”.  To terminate contracts before the end of term went against best practices for quality teaching and learning, he added. “This is a managerial decision of the worst kind, taken without due consideration for the financial and personal circumstances of the educators involved.”  Read the full story in the Daily Dispatch.