Over 250 000 People Qualifies For Phase III DBE PYEI Teacher Assistant
This month, a new phase of the South African Department of Basic Education’s teaching assistant initiative began. Some of the youngsters in Phase III of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) have been removed, while others have advanced to this new phase.
The Education Department had opted not to renew the contracts of persons who did not match the department’s requirements.
Some of the reasons cited were allegations of wrongdoing, such as absenteeism, engagement in illegal activities, and being recipients of the R350 Social Relief Distress (SRD) award.
The department has made an announcement:
The youth placed in the initiative should not be in education, not in employment, and not in training.
It had been announced even in the initial stages of this initiative that teacher assistants ought not to have other streams of income.
According to Elijah Mhlanga, a DBE spokeswoman, 250 000 persons qualified for Phase III.
The department continues to host workshops with its stakeholders across the country in order to enhance awareness about standard procedures and reduce systemic issues in the programs.
Contracts have been issued to the group of teacher assistants who have progressed to the third phase of the initiative.
The assistants will be able to put their Phase II training abilities to work assisting teaching and learning in DBE schools.
This will ensure that there is continuity, stability, and a long-term influence in schools.