NMThe Basic Education Department has officially launched the third phase of the Basic Education Employment Initiative for teaching assistants. Below is all you need to about what it takes to qualify for the opportunity.
“To ensure continuity, maintain stability and sustained impact in schools, the youth appointed in schools as at 28 February 2022 will be offered new fixed-term contracts commencing on 1 April 2022 until 30 August 2022,”
However, the Education Department has also said that, although there is a possibility of contractual extensions for some teaching assistants who are already in the system, candidates will have to meet the following requirements in order to qualify for the opportunity.
The new phase is open to assistants that (are):
- Aged between 18 and 35 (18 or above when applying, or 34 years turning 35 on or before end of March 2023).
- South African citizen who resides in the country with a valid RSA I.D book or valid passport and work permit.
- Reside in close proximity to the school (5 – 8km radius).
- Be the only one with this opportunity at home (one opportunity per house).
- Meet the requirements per category and sub-category and sub-category applied for.
- Attended work all days and performed the work assigned to them. NOT in Education, NOT in Employment, and NOT in Training (NEET) – not involved in any form of studies for the entire period. Not studying part-time or full-time.
- NOT receiving government grants (NSFAS, Funza Lushaka, including R350 Covid-19 grant).
- NOT receiving any other form of STIPEND, WAGE or SALARY. DO NOT have criminal records.
- Not unfairly advantaged above others due to staff members (SMT or SGB) knowing them. Attended all the compulsory training and received certificates (Generic Orientation, SOP for Covid-19, NSSF.).
- Not involved in misconduct during phase 1 or phase 2.