Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Report: 10% of teachers are absent daily at most South African public schools

5 September 2017 2:19 PM
Tags:
Elijah Mhlanga
Human Sciences Research Council
Vuwani matriculants
Health of educators

A report released by the HSRC titled The Health of Educators states that one-third of teachers reported absent during 2014.

A report released by the Human Sciences Research Council titled The Health of Educators depicts that one-third of teachers reported absent during 2014.

The report also found that 10% of teachers are absent daily at most South African public schools, with funerals contributing towards the absenteeism, while sick leave accounts for 66%.

Basic Education Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga tells the Midday Report stand-in host, Clement Manyathela that these numbers highlight a serious problem. It affects the ability to cover the curriculum adequately, he adds..

Mhlanga explains that they are engaging educators to find measures of improving attendance.

We even use school holidays and weekends to make up for lost time.

Elijah Mhlanga, Basic Education Department spokesperson

Tuesday marked the second day that matric pupils in Vuwani, Limpopo missed their preliminary exams after the residents declared yet another shutdown.

Mhlanga adds that although it is concerning, the department of education cannot intervene without the support of the residents in Vuwani.

Take a listen:


5 September 2017 2:19 PM
Tags:
Elijah Mhlanga
Human Sciences Research Council
Vuwani matriculants
Health of educators

Recommended

More from Local

Mask South African flag coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown 123rf

'It is up to compliance officers of public spaces to enforce wearing of masks'

13 July 2020 6:18 PM

Justice ministry spokesperson Crispin Phiri explains the motive behind government's decision to enforce the wearing of masks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160223Jansen2.jpg

Prof Jonathan Jansen urges Minister Angie Motshekga to cancel academic year

13 July 2020 6:04 PM

Jansen told Afternoon Drive Show that we should not 'be blind to the reality that we are not going to cover the curriculum'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

domestic-work-1jpg

[LISTEN] 'Difficult to say how well domestic workers agencies are regulated'

13 July 2020 4:26 PM

UJ's Department of Sociology lecturer David Du Toit speaks to Joanne Joseph and shares his insights on outsourcing domestic work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

coding

[LISTEN] How the annual GirlCode hackathon has opened doors for partcipants

13 July 2020 2:46 PM

Refiloe Mpakanyane speaks to one of the 2019 GirlCode winners, Nondumiso Ngcobo, as well as participant Andiswa Mkhonto.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200711weaponsgif

More arrests made after International Pentecostal Holiness Church hostage drama

13 July 2020 1:34 PM

SAPS national spokesperson Vish Naidoo and International Pentecostal Holiness Church's Mpho Makwana reflect on the incident.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200713-zindzi-mandela2jpg

'Zindzi was an activist in her own right and had a kind heart'

13 July 2020 1:00 PM

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Minister Naledi Pandor reflect on the life of Ambassador Zindzi Mandela.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200713-ramaphosa-edjpg

Callers wonder why state can forbid congregating but allow 100% taxi load

13 July 2020 12:40 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa reintroduced rules to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200416 Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Wearing of face masks non-negotiable, says Dlamini-Zuma

13 July 2020 11:00 AM

With South Africa among the top 10 most-affected countries in the world, Dlamini-Zuma said that South Africans should wear masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

zindiz-mandela-twitterpng

Zindzi Mandela passes on at age 59

13 July 2020 8:11 AM

Details around the passing of the daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are still unclear.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200711hostagegif

'High Court ruling will end leadership battle at Pentecostal Holiness Church'

13 July 2020 7:52 AM

Chairperson of the one faction Abiel Wessie says there has been a leadership battle since the founder of the church died in 2016.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward