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Want To Be A School Teacher? Government Bursary For You In South Africa / Nationwide For 2014 / 2022

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Want To Be A School Teacher? Government Bursary For You
Location:
Gauteng (South Africa / Nationwide)
Qualification:
Grade 12/Matric
Experience:
No work experience wanted as job-training is provided. To apply register and login read more below...

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.

Qualified recipients of the bursary must request placement in a province of their choice. The provincial education department (PED) concerned will determine whether there is suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have suitable vacancies. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2015 will be accepted from 01 October 2014.
  • Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2015. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.
  Closing dates:
      Re-applications close on 15 November 2014; New applications close on 09 January 2015.

 

Brochure: Information about Initial Teacher Education
  1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens. The application will not be considered unless the applicant has a valid South African ID number.
  2. The Department of Education will use e-mail or SMS to communicate with bursars. Bursars will be expected to have an e-mail address and if possible a cell phone contact for SMS purposes.
  3. The bursary will only be awarded if two of the priority area subjects is included as a specialisation in the teaching qualification.
  4. On qualifying, the bursar will be required to take up a provincial teaching position. The bursar will not be granted permission to defer this contractual obligation, for example, to continue with full-time Honours studies. Nor, will the bursar be granted permission to take a “gap year”.
  5. One of the contractual obligations of this bursary is that the bursar is required to teach in a provincial teaching post. The bursar is free to choose the province in which he or she would prefer to teach. However, should the province of choice not be able to offer a post, the bursar will then be offered a post in any of the other provinces. To meet the contractual obligations the bursar will have to accept the offer.
  6. The bursary must be repaid if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a provincial education department at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a provincial education department at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a provincial education department before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the bursary agreement.
  7. The amount that is repayable is the full amount of the bursary received under the programme, less one year's funding for every year spent teaching at a public school. Interest will be charged at the rate determined by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) who administer financial aspects of the bursary on behalf of the Department of Education.
  8. The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time. On proof of academic success, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. The bursary holder will be required to re-apply by the end of October for the following year. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.
  9. Bursary applicants must already have been accepted into an approparite qualification at an accredited higher education institution. The applicant must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary. 

    Selection criteria include the following:
  • The applicant’s academic ability;
  • Eligibility for an approved degree or PGCE in two of the priority areas;
  • Commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges; and personal integrity;
  • Commitment to teach in any school to which a student may be appointed by a PED. 

    Everything else being equal, selection should favour candidates from rural areas, candidates who wish to teach in rural areas and candidates whose financial position would otherwise exclude them from enrolment for a teaching qualification.

The priority areas are:

Foundation phase (i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation phase specialization in an Indigenous African Language.

Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9): A teaching major in two of the following: Mathematics; Natural Science; Technology.

FET phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): A teaching major in two of the following:

Accounting; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology; Computer Applications Technology; Economics; Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design; Geography; Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Technology; Physical Sciences.

NB. The above terms and conditions must be read, and the "I accept" button must be clicked before you will be allowed to proceed to the application pages.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Jan 09, 2015!!

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