This, as it seeks to recruit about 20 000 candidates in these positions.
OFM News reports that Spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, says this forms part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme and that the initiative is being implemented through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) where the department is looking to recruit over 11 200 Education Assistants and 7 791 General School Assistants under this programme.
Ndaba in a statement explains that the Education Assistants will support teachers with technical preparations of the classroom for teaching and learning and ensure that teaching materials are available and ready for use, as well as to assist with the reading programme for the Foundation Phase.
Education MEC Tate Makgoe has meanwhile taken to his social media platforms to announce that the province will be paying special attention to the Foundation Phase and lower grades in the next three years.
General School Assistants will assist in administration, data capturing, textbook issuance and record keeping and as well general maintenance.
Ndaba highlights the programme will run from December 1 2020 to 31 March 2021, specifically targeting those between the ages of 18 and 35.