No police clearance? Then no study for prospective teachers

Some academics are all for it, saying the profession requires the ‘utmost integrity’. Others say it’s discriminatory

07 October 2020 - 19:40

Matric pupils applying for government’s bursary programme for student teachers next year must provide a police clearance certificate confirming they don’t have a criminal record, particularly for sexual offences.

This is a prerequisite for those applying for funding from the Funza Lushaka Bursary programme to study towards the bachelor of education degree (B Ed) or the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)...

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