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Fri May 29 05:59:36 CAT 2015

R2.3 billion paid to surplus teachers

Sapa | 03 February, 2013 08:26

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An amount of R2.3 billion is being paid by the education department to teachers whose posts were abolished, according to a report.

The Sunday Times reported that Teaching posts are cut when pupil numbers drop at a school or a subject is phased out. The Eastern Cape has 8 825 vacancies, and 6 378 surplus teachers.

The Sunday newspaper established that a teacher in Limpopo has not taught a lesson in two years since her post was scrapped.

KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Senzo Mchunu said having surplus teachers was a "sheer waste of public money".

There is a national shortage of 15 000 teachers.

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