DA Proposes Introduction Of Teacher’s Assistants In Gauteng Schools

Speech by: Khume Ramulifho MPL

“Introducing Teacher’s Assistants in Gauteng schools will benefit the province”

  • Teachers in Gauteng experience high workloads and levels of stress;
  • Introducing teacher’s assistants in schools will help to improve the quality of pass rates in township and rural schools;
  • This proposal seeks to provide support to teachers and in doing so promotes excellence in our schools;
  • Many teachers will support this proposal as it will reduce their work load. The education system will improve and we will receive better outcomes; and
  • The province will benefit as we will be able to produce highly skilled, innovative and talented personnel.

The full speech can be obtained here


Speech by: Glenda Steyn MPL

“Gauteng teachers are over worked and under paid”

  • Our teachers are probably amongst the hardest working members of our community and amongst the least appreciated;
  • A teacher’s assistant in the classroom will plug this gap as well as take some of the huge load off the teacher to enable greater attention be given to the pursuit of excellence in our classrooms.;
  • This proposal has multiple benefits: the teacher will have more time to prepare and present stimulating lessons; the learner will have someone by her side to assist and help surmount obstacles; the teacher’s assistant will get experience in the real world and real classroom;
  • Teacher’s Assistants could be drawn from multiple sectors; and
  • It is not the intention that the teacher’s assistant makes tea and cleans the board before every class. The intention is for this person to assist in the teaching and assessing process.

The full speech can be obtained here


Media enquiries:

Khume Ramulifho MPL

DA Gauteng Education Shadow MEC

082 398 7375


Glenda Steyn MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson on SCOPA

082 456 3252

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