Being paid to while to work while finishing off your studies can be a difficult thing to come by. However, things are looking up for some final year students at the University of Limpopo.
The university has confirmed that 50 fourth-year Bachelor of Education students enrolled in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training, will soon begin with their teaching practice at various high schools across the country.
It is said that this cohort has been presented with sponsorship by the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA).
In a statement, Kgothatso Ntshodisane, one of the recipients who specialises in economics and management teaching said:
The stipend will assist me during my practicals, and I will not be burdened by the higher cost of transportation and other expenses like food and clothes.
ETDP-SETA Provincial Manager, Makhudu Thema said the aim is to support students during their teaching practice by providing them with a stipend to cover transportation costs when travelling to schools where they are placed.
Fellow student, Kagiso Manamela has shown appreciation and thanked the SETA for coming to his rescue. According to the University of Limpopo, the teaching students will be provided with a monthly stipend of R2000 for three months.
As this SETA is in charge of skills development in the Education Training and Development sector of the economy, Thema has shared that teacher development is one of its mandates.
This follows the Western Cape Education Department’s announcement of new teaching posts that will be available for the 2023 school year.