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sadtu90TMG Digital reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is demanding the scrapping of a system through which teachers are allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils registered.  

Instead, it wants teachers allocated to schools based on the number of subjects offered, which it argues will see more teachers employed, and will improve pass results as teachers will not be overworked.  At a public meeting at the Mthatha Town Hall on Monday, the union said it wanted a system that would improve the pupil teacher ratio and described the current system as "inefficient and anti-revolutionary".  About 400 union members picketed in front of the Mthatha education district offices.

  • Read this report by Mkhululi Ndamase in full at BDLive
  • See too, Hundreds of teachers picket about overcrowding in KZN schools, at BDLive

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