Home News Deputy President Paul Mashatile Pledges Support for Teachers

Deputy President Paul Mashatile Pledges Support for Teachers

by Central News Reporter
0 comment
Deputy President Paul Mashatile Pledges Support for Teachers

Deputy President Paul Mashatile

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has expressed the government’s unwavering commitment to providing teachers with stronger support and prioritizing their professional growth.

 

In a speech delivered at the National Teachers’ Awards, Mashatile commended teachers for their exceptional contributions and recognized their role as the driving force behind elementary education.

Acknowledging the passion and dedication that teaching requires, Mashatile emphasized the importance of reinforcing support for teachers while prioritizing their personal and professional development.

The Gauteng Department of Education’s placement period for the 2022 Online Admissions for Grades 1 and 8 will begin on Friday, 15 October and end on 30 November 2021. In a statement on Thursday, the department said it is important to note that parents and guardians will be sent SMSes, to the numbers they used to apply, with offers of placement.

The Gauteng Department of Education’s placement period for the 2022 Online Admissions for Grades 1 and 8 will begin on Friday, 15 October and end on 30 November 2021.
In a statement on Thursday, the department said it is important to note that parents and guardians will be sent SMSes, to the numbers they used to apply, with offers of placement.

He highlighted the positive impact this approach can have on their capabilities and on the achievements of schools nationwide.

 

Stressing that the well-being of all public servants in the Department of Basic Education is a priority, Mashatile affirmed the government’s dedication to uplifting the teaching community.

The National Teachers’ Awards, which were initiated by the late Professor Kader Asmal, have been held annually for the past 23 years.

 

Mashatile paid tribute to Asmal’s transformative contributions to South Africa’s social development and revealed that the Lifetime Achievement Award is named in his honor.

Mashatile used his speech to celebrate the everyday achievements of teachers who inspire students to overcome challenges, ignite their passion for learning, and foster optimism for a better future.

 

These triumphs may not always make headlines but play a crucial role in building a prosperous society. He urged the nation to renew its commitment to supporting teachers, as their success is intertwined with the success of the entire country.

The Deputy President further recognized that unemployment, poverty, and inequality are the significant challenges facing society, with the youth, women, and marginalized groups being most affected. He stressed the government’s responsibility to align its policies across departments to address these issues effectively.

Turning to education in the digital age, Mashatile highlighted the Fourth Industrial Revolution as both a challenge and an opportunity. To keep South Africa at the forefront of innovation, the government is introducing cutting-edge subjects like Coding, Robotics, Data Analytics, and Science Technology.

 

Mashatile emphasized the importance of training programs to ensure that teachers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare students for a technologically advanced world.

Mashatile also addressed the urgency of environmental education and training, citing recent climate disasters.

He emphasized the role of education in raising awareness and changing behavior, noting that educators play a crucial role in preparing communities to respond to climate disasters and find sustainable solutions.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept