basic education employment initiative


The Basic Education Department is responsible for schools in South Africa, from pre-school up to Matric.

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Thousands of young people will be employed in Gauteng as teaching assistants. The premier of the province says the main focus of this programme is aimed at reducing unemployment in the province. 

Thousands of Grade 12 learners are gearing up for their final school examinations. The education department recently unpacked what is being done in preparation for the critical exams.

Parents and guardians in Gauteng will soon be able to see which schools their children will be attending in the 2024 school year. The provincial education department announced parents will begin receiving school placement offers this week. 

The application window for 2024 admissions into Free State schools will close today, after a fourth month period. The Free State Department of Education previously asked that parents and guardians submit applications in a timely manner, to avoid complications.

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The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) is making strides in alleviating some of the heavy weight of unemployment amongst the South African youth. While there is still much more to be done, the programme has brought job opportunities directly to the youth.

The Gauteng Department of Education has announced the success of the online school applications process, and is now preparing to roll-out placement offers. Parents and guardians of learners in the province who were unable to find placement for their children for the 2024 academic year, will be given a chance to submit late applications. 

If you are currently a Grade 12 learner in South Africa, then one of your most important periods of the school year is most likely your final matric exam. Let’s have a look at how many days remain before exams begin as well as a few pointers on how to prepare. 

The issue of bullying within schools has left a trail of emotional scars and psychological trauma for many learners across the nation. As part of a step towards combatting this problem, school children might soon gain the ability to seek legal protection against their bullies.

Obtaining a matric certificate is an important milestone, as it can open doors to higher education and employment prospects. However, not all journeys towards this achievement are smooth, as some candidates may face setbacks due to poor results. 

Now that this year’s May/June period for National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate exams has passed, The Department of Basic Education has confirmed the closing deadline for matric rewrite registrations. Registrations for matric remarks and rechecks are also near.  

More than one million employment opportunities were created through the implementation of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). The initiatives great success has highlighted the need to it to be extended despite its looming completion.

In the dynamic landscape of education, the role of teachers is pivotal in shaping the future of generations to come. The demands placed on educators are constantly evolving, requiring a commitment to ongoing professional development and training.




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