Extension of contract for the Unemployed Youth

Posted on Wednesday, 31 March 2021

By Communications

Category: Latest News

In response to the devastating economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa came up with the Presidential Employment Stimulus.

The Presidential Employment Stimulus was seeking to confront the impact of Covid-19 directly, as part of government broader economic recovery agenda.

The Department of Basic Education submitted a funding request which was then approved through the Education Employment Initiative Grant.

The Eastern Cape Department of Education was then given a go ahead to recruit 55 803 unemployed youth as Education Assistants (EAs) and General School Assistants (GSAs) across the Province.

Indeed, the Province successfully recruited the 55 803 unemployed youth who assumed their duties on 1 December last year (2020) on a four (4) months contract.

Although there were challenges with capturing and payment processes which caused a lot of discomfort, the Department worked tirelessly to rectify and address those challenges.

The four months contract on the 31st of March 2021 will be coming to an end BUT the Department saw the need to revisit this contract and negotiate with DBE to further EXTEND this contract by a month.

This therefore means that the contract will now end on the 30 April 2021.

Principals and schools are requested NOT to replace any EAs or GSAs who would have resigned from their contracts.

Enquiries: L. Sidiya. Tel: 040 608 4753.
Fax :040 608 4690. Email: lukhanyo.sidiya@ecdoe.gov.za

Issued by ECDOE Communications
For more details, please contact Mali Mtima 084 230 1976 and Lukhanyo Sidiya, 040 608 4753 lukhanyo.sidiya@ecdoe.gov.za

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