01 March 2021 - NW361
Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education
Whether her department has commenced with the recruitment process to fill vacancies of the 1 600 educators who succumbed to COVID-19; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The filling of vacant posts is an ongoing process to ensure that there is a teacher in front of every class. Schools received their new post establishments for 2021 in September and October 2020. All vacant posts that occurred as a result of the declaration of the new post establishments, and/or natural attrition, are filled continuously. This would include all vacancies that resulted from the loss of 1600 educators, who succumbed to COVID-19. The posts are filled in the order of priority, which involves the placement of educators declared in addition; placement on provincial and national bursary recipients; placement of young graduates; and lastly other unemployed educators seeking employment in public schools.