Primary and Secondary Education Secretary, Mrs Tumisang Thabela has said that the government will be recruiting at least 5 000 teachers in 2020 following concurrency from Treasury.
Mrs Thabela said that the Ministry will soon start registration of all unemployed but qualified teachers to fill in the vacant positions. She said:
The Government approved and authorised the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to recruit 5 000 teachers in 2020. These teachers shall be recruited in two batches.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will be carrying out a registration exercise for prospective teachers who will possibly fill in vacancies for the 2020 financial year.
She added that all interested unemployed and qualified teachers should bring original teacher qualification certificates, birth certificates and identity documents to the nearest district education offices for registration starting Monday 18 November.
Her remarks come when there are thousands of graduates in the country who are unemployed or underemployed whilst dozens have since left the country to find employment in other countries.
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