The University of South Africa (Unisa) and Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance (MGSLG) have partnered to launch the early childhood education development project which will focus on training all Grade R teachers in Gauteng.
The Auditor-General's state of education report for 2013/14 revealed that there are thousands of teachers who have no qualifications to teach Grade R pupils.
Project leader for early childhood development at Unisa, Prof Nkidi Phatudi, says they are responsible for upgrading the qualification of Grade R teachers working in public schools.
As Unisa we have been tasked with the responsibility to ensure that teachers are equipped in terms certification and capacity to teach effectively in Grade R.— Prof Nkidi Phatudi, Unisa
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