The department of basic education has invited young people across the country to apply for the second phase of the youth employment initiative. The government is looking to recruit up to 287 000 young people in various roles at school.
The initial closing date for the posts was the 3rd of October. After many applicants struggled with access to the Mobi site the government extended the closing.
Tomorrow marks the last day for the applications. Those who still wish to apply have until tomorrow at 12 midnight to apply. There is no talk of another extension.
This is because schools will need time to conduct selections and interviews of the applicants. The process of selection and interview must be concluded before the start date of the 1st of November.
The website was not able to keep those who do not meet the requirements out. This responsibility now moves to schools and could result in lengthy delays.
Since the requirements were written in bold letters those who fall through the cracks might find themselves being severely punished. Taking chances could prove costly for many.
Unisa students have been feeling hard done by the exclusion of students from the posts. Unisa is a distance learning institution, which means their students are free to work since they do not attend classes.
The blanket ban could be seen as unfair since distance learning students do not receive stipends from NSFAS. These factors were not considered when the department made the decision on requirements.
The government has received more than 5 million applications this year. This was revealed by the minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga during the press briefing yesterday.
The appointed applicants will work as Education Assistants and General workers. Education assistants are expected to possess a matric certificate while the General workers will only be judged on age only.
Jobs are scares due to Covid-19, this initiative will definitely go a long way in relieving financial pressure on poor households. Those who get hired will assist their families with groceries especially during the festive season.
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