The Basic Education Department has rejected claims that about 1 800 teachers are to be retrenched.
The Gauteng Basic Education spokesperson, Steve Mabona, says they are not retrenching teachers but doing post re-allocation which is something they have been doing for years
We have decided that in 2018 we are not going to change position allocation, we will have the same number of posts that we had in 2017 but what we are doing we are bringing additional number of posts which will be advertised.— Steve Mabona, Spokesperson for Gauteng MEC for Health
The schools in which the number of learners have declined, we will redeploy the teachers to the schools where learner population is increasing so that we don't have schools that don't have adequate human resource.— Steve Mabona, Spokesperson for Gauteng MEC for Health
Mabona says this is a process that has been consulted with all the stakeholders and was endorsed.
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