Durban — Teacher unions are divided over the proposal to take away the power to hire teachers from school governing bodies (SGBs).
Currently, in terms of the School Act SGBs have powers to employ teachers in public schools.
The debate was sparked by the Education Union and Allied Workers of South Africa (EUSA), which called for the removal of parents from the recruitment process, arguing that the SGBs were not qualified to do that.
In a statement, the union said it was an insult for a qualified teacher to be interviewed by a panel that included persons who knew nothing about the work the candidate would do.
EUSA therefore called for the establishment of Education Central Recruitment…
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