New teachers may be required to undergo a year's induction before they receive their professional registration, according to the South African Council for Educators (SACE).
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Rej Brijraj, the CEO of SACE, says the move that signal a significant change in local teaching, to ensure that newly qualified teachers are the right fit for the profession.
Brijraj advises that the decision was made after consultation from teacher unions, government departments and various stakeholders in the teaching profession.
The induction year for newly qualified teachers is expected to be introduced in 2017.
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