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Ramaphosa Vows To Create 300 000 Teaching Posts To Help Young Jobless People

CHARLES MOLELE

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to create more than 800 000 jobs in the next three years using the government’s R100bn war chest

These will include 300 000 contract-based teaching jobs for unemployed youth.

He said the education and school assistants – who will be paid a stipend of R3 500 per month with 1% contributed towards UIF – will be employed at the country’s 23,093 schools.

Outlining his much-anticipated Economic Recovery Plan in Parliament on Thursday, Ramaphosa said government has committed R100 billion over the next three years to create jobs through public and social employment.

“We are going to create 300,000 opportunities for young people to be engaged as education and school assistants at schools throughout the country, to help teachers with basic and routine work so that more time is spent on teaching and enabling learners to catch up from time lost because of COVID,” said Ramaphosa.

He added: “The employment stimulus is focused on those interventions that can be rolled out most quickly and have the greatest impact on economic recovery.”

“At the heart of the employment stimulus is a new, innovative approach to public employment which harnesses the energies and capabilities of the wider society.”

(COMPILED BY INSIDE EDUCATION STAFF) 

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