The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has given Principals and school governing bodies in the province, a chance to identify people within their communities who would-be beneficiaries of the extended public works programme (EPW).
The programme will see the allocation of 6,000 individuals who would be employed by the government to help screen teachers and the pupils at schools from the 1st of June to the 31st of August. The temporary support staff will be receiving a stipend of R2000 every month.
According to Dr Gaster Sharpley, Head of Public Works: “The department of education approached the social protection, community and human development cluster for urgent assistance for a number of key functions. In particular, to conduct Covid-19 screenings while the department of health will be conducting training and providing required PPE to the EPWP beneficiaries,”.
KZN Premier, Sihle Zikalala along with Education MEC, Kwazi Mshengu will be visiting a number of schools in the province, where close to 91,000 teachers are expected to be back at school.