January 24, 2021

Department of Education: No need to worry about teachers leaving the country

By Staff Reporter

The Department of basic education says there’s no need to panic following a report which states that a number of skilled South African teachers are leaving the country.

Educators are leaving the country for careers in Abu Dhabi, reports the Sunday Times.

According to a study conducted by. Master’s student Tatum Niemack fro the University of KwazuluNatal, Local teachers are leaving due to financial , social, religious and political reasons.

Teachers in Abu Dhabi are reportedly to be earning five times more than South African teachers are earning. They earn between R50 000 and R78 000.

Elijah Mhlanga from the Department of Basic education says he don’t believe they going to face a crisis in the teaching industry.

“We don’t fear that we are going to have a crisis at all, because if you go and check all our universities offer teaching qualifications. They are almost full, which means our recruitment drive is working.

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