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Applications for Educators Assistants: closing date extended to 10 October

The deadline for applications for young people to assist in South African schools has been extended due to close on October 10, 2021. This was revealed by the Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga, who said it was supposed to close on Sunday but was postponed to October 10.

He said the number of young applicants was increasing and by Saturday morning they had received more than 2 million applications, 475,918. "We want to inform young people that it will not depend on the first applicant to get a job but we urge them to apply before closing," explained Mhlanga. He said since opening the daily application process they have received so many applications, which has slowed down the process.

He said between 18 and 35 young people who were unemployed or did not receive social grants, had to apply under the President's and departmental program, and would employ 287 000 people. It is estimated that 192,000 will be Education Assistants and 95,000 General School Assistants. KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu said there were 64 117 vacancies in the province advertised for the program. He said the vacancies advertised included Education Assistants (Teaching, curriculum, ICT / cadres and reading champions) and General School Assistants (Child and Youth Care Workers, Handyman and Sports Enrichment Agents.)

Mhlanga warned young people not to be misled by false news and said they could apply to And said you can also go to:, to enter your details. "Young people have to apply online, no applications will be accepted in schools because of the Covid-19 policy and exam preparation." The recruits will start work in November this year until March 2022.

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Department of Basic Education Elijah Mhlanga Mhlanga South African


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